YREKA, Calif. — CAL FIRE reports less fire activity on the northern flank of the fire. Crews were able to contain another 5% of Klamathon fire, raising containment to 80%, with full containment predicted for Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Crews will continue to strengthen fire lines. While some unburned areas within containment zones may burn, no fire growth is expected.
The size of the fire has not grown since Monday and is holding steady at 36,500 acres.
Yesterday afternoon, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office indicated the injuries sustained by 72-year-old John Karl Bermel were consistent with a "fire-related death," investigators are still awaiting the results of a toxicology report to determine a definite cause of death of the Hornbrook resident.
Read the complete CAL FIRE update here.
- Klamathon Fire Update: No New Growth Expected, Containment Is 80%
- Klamathon Fire Update: Growth Halted, Containment Increased to 45%
- Klamathon Fire Update: Containment Reaches 60%, No New Growth
- Klamathon Fire Update: Containment now 30%
- Klamathon Fire Update Chronology
- Klamathon Fire Update: Containment Reaches 96%, Local Assistance Available
- Klamathon Fire Update: Crews Continue To Increase Containment
- Klamathon Fire Grows to 37,900 Acres, Now 90 Percent Contained
- Klamathon Fire Update: Hundreds of homes evacuated