YREKA – Containment of the Klamathon Fire inched closer to 100% overnight, reaching 96% according to the latest CAL FIRE update. Nearly 600 personnel are fighting the fire, which has consumed 38,008 acres so far.
The cause of the fire, which started on July 5 off Klamathon Road near Hornbrook, is still under investigation. It claimed the life of a local resident and destroyed 82 structures. Three firefighters have been injured fighting the blaze, including one who required hospitalization for burns.
People from evacuated communities were allowed to return home last week.
Assistance for those affected by the fire can seek assistance today at the College of the Siskiyous Yreka campus from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Services provided will include:
• Siskiyou County Health & Human Services Agency
o Disaster Cal-Fresh
o Behavioral Health services including crisis counseling
o Tetanus immunizations through Public Health
• Siskiyou County Assessor-Recorder
• Department of Motor Vehicles
• Social Security Administration
• Contractor’s Licenses Board
• American Red Cross
• Salvation Army
If you have, it is recommended that you bring:
– a photo ID,
– household income information
– insurance documents. *DMV is also available to issue duplicates of Photo IDs and driver license.
- Klamathon Fire Update: Containment Reaches 96%, Local Assistance Available
- Klamathon Fire Update: Containment Reaches 60%, No New Growth
- Klamathon Fire Update: Containment now 30%
- Klamathon Fire Update Chronology
- Klamathon Fire Update: Growth Halted, Containment Increased to 45%
- Klamathon Fire Update: Crews Continue To Increase Containment
- Klamathon Fire Update: No New Growth Expected, Containment Is 80%
- Klamathon Fire Grows to 37,900 Acres, Now 90 Percent Contained
- Klamathon Fire Update: Hundreds of homes evacuated