NEAR YREKA, Calif. – Late Friday night, firefighters responded to a fire near the Sarah Totten Campground on the Klamath National Forest. The 17 to 20 acre River Fire was across from the mouth of the Scott River on the south side of the Klamath River between the communities of Hamburg and Horsecreek.
According to Pacific Power representatives, power lines passing through the area were de-energized around 8 P.M. Friday night for downriver communities. Representatives say about 380 people were affected. Power company crews brought the lines back up around 1 P.M. Saturday afternoon.
High winds kept the fire active most of Friday night. CAL FIRE crews completed a containment line around the fire on Saturday. Klamath National Forest personnel and contract hand crews, along with a South Yreka Fire Department water tender assisted. Air support and additional crews were on order. The cause of the fire is under investigation.