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Fire crews line pair of Klamath County wildfires

Officials said Tuesday morning that the Sycan River Fire is 85 percent lined, while the Yellow Jacket Fire is fully lined.

Posted: Jun 1, 2021 11:17 AM
Updated: Jun 1, 2021 11:27 AM

BLY, Ore. — A pair of wildfires in Klamath County have ceased growing and fire crews are "making great progress," fire officials said on Tuesday morning.

The U.S. Forest Service said that the Sycan River Fire is 679 acres and 10 percent contained, with no recorded growth since Monday morning. About 85 percent of the fire area is lined.

"Firefighters have made good progress securing the fire’s edge through dozer line and burnout operations," USFS said in a statement. "Fire crews continue securing lines and building small amounts of handline where needed."

The Yellow Jacket Fire is 34 acres and 20 percent contained. This fire was first reported around 2:15 p.m. on Monday.

"The fire is fully lined and mop-up activities started," USFS said. "Last night fire crews started removing hazard trees burning in the fire’s interior. There are numerous state, federal and contract resources working on the fire."

Firefighting resources on the Sycan River Fire are being shared with the Yellow Jacket Fire response, and a Type 3 Incident Management Team is in charge of those efforts.

A Level 2 evacuation warning remains in place for the Sycan Forest Estates area through the Klamath County Sheriff's Office. This means that residents need to be prepared to leave immediately if needed. There are no evacuations for the Yellow Jacket Fire.

USFS said that the American Red Cross and the Klamath County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) are ready to set up a temporary evacuation point in both the Bly and Beatty areas if Level 3 evacuation orders are issued.

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Fire Weather Watch, currently in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening, for the risk of lightning strikes on the landscape of South Central Oregon. Thunderstorms are predicted to be moving from the southwest to northeast.

"The public is asked to use extreme caution with anything that can spark a fire," USFS said. "Hot temperatures, dry fuels and high winds can quickly turn a small spark or ember into a large wildfire."

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