NEAR KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Bryant Fire has grown to 1,327 acres, as of Sunday morning. The fire is about 15% contained.
The Oregon Department of Forestry is crediting the heavy use of air retardant in keeping the fire from spreading past the control lines on Saturday.
ODF says sixteen loads of retardant were dropped from large air tankers and eight loads were dropped from small Single Engine Air Tankers known as SEATs. ODF says helicopters will continue to drop water on the southwest side of the fire on Sunday.
As firefighters continue to hold the line surrounding the fire, ODF says warmer temperatures and low humidity could test those lines on Sunday.
The estimated cost of the Bryant Fire is now at around $1.4 million dollars. The cause is still under investigation.