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Launch Fire Cause Determined

launch fireKLAMATH FALLS, Ore.– A human was determined to be the cause of the fire burning at Four Mile Lake. Forest Service officers figured out where it started and gathered evidence. Now they are interviewing witnesses and following up on several leads.

South Central Oregon Management officials said the Launch Fire is also being turned over to a Type II Incident Management Team to manage suppression operations. Forest officials said this is because of the location and complexity of the fire. They said it has heavy fuels and lot of snags.

The fire remains around 100 acres. There are still road closures in the area of the lake, as well as Great Meadows Sno-Park. The park is currently being used as a helibase for incident helicopters.