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Launch Fire Still Burning Wednesday

7-29 ROB WEB FIREKLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The “Launch” Fire near Fourmile lake is still burning and is gaining heavy fuels because the area is covered with snags and spot fires are occurring. Fire crews are continuing to work on a containment line and also working indirect areas to mitigate hazards.

The following special restrictions and prohibitions are remaining on all  Forest roads, trails, and within the specific area on the Fremont-Winema National Forest, Klamath Ranger District as ordered by the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership Team: Forest Trail 993 (Twin Ponds Trail,) from its intersection with the Pacific Crest Trail to its intersection with Forest Road 3661 at Four Mile Lake Campground. Forest Trail 3759 (Badger Lake Trail,) from its intersection with Forest Road 3661-560 to its intersection with south boundary of the Sky Lakes Wilderness. Forest Trail 3712 (Lost Lake Trail,) from its intersection with the Sky Creek Wilderness boundary to its intersection with the Pacific Crest Trail. Four Mile Lake Campground is closed.

In addition the Great Meadows Sno-Park has been closed for public safety as it is being used as a helibase for the incident helicopters to refuel.