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Level 2 evacuations ordered for Sycan Forest Estates in Klamath County, fire estimated to be about 650 acres

According to the Klamath Falls Fire Dispatch, Level 2 evacuations have been issued for the Sycan Forest Estates in Klamath County.

Posted: May 30, 2021 4:06 PM
Updated: Jun 7, 2021 6:02 PM

UPDATE: The Sycan River Fire continues to burn on the Fremont-Winema National Forest in Klamath County approximately 20 miles north of Beatty.
The fire is estimated to be approximately 650 acres with no containment.

Approximately 5 acres of private wildlands are in the fire area. The fire was reported Sunday afternoon around 2:30. The cause is under investigation.
Firefighters made progress great progress on the fire overnight, with an estimated 80 percent of the fire lined and successful burnout operations took place. Firefighters are focusing on the southern side of the fire today to strengthen protection for nearby private lands.
Resources on the fire include engines, fire crews, dozers, water tenders and aerial resources from federal and state agencies and contractors.

The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) Type 3 Team took over management of the Sycan River Fire Monday, May 31st.
Forest Road 27 is closed from the intersection with Forest Road 30 north to the intersection with Forest Road 46.

This is the only road closure associated with the fire. However, drivers should be prepared for increased fire traffic in the area and aware of their surroundings.

This includes large equipment on narrow Forest roads and traffic on area highways.

A Level 2 (get set) evacuation order remains in place for the Sycan Forest Estates per the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office. This means residents need to be prepared to leave immediately if needed.
For the latest evacuation information, visit https://www.facebook.com/KlamathCountyGov.

To sign up for Klamath County alerts, visit http://alerts.klamathcounty.org.

American Red Cross and the Klamath County Community Emergency Response Team stand ready to set up a temporary evacuation point in the Bly area, should an increase in the evacuation level be issued from Incident Command.

The weather forecast for Monday and into this week is for summer-like temperatures, with hot and dry conditions.

The spring has been unseasonably warm and dry which, when mixed with winds, can carry fire quickly.

The public is asked to use extreme caution with anything that can spark a wildfire. This includes campfires are dead-out and cold to the touch before leaving.

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UPDATE: According to the U.S. Forest Service, after a detailed look into the Sycan River Fire, fire crews have estimated that the flames are burning about 20 miles north of Beatty and that the fire has grown to 250 acres with no containment.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Right now it is still being determined if there are private lands affected.

According to the Forest Service, a local Type 3 Incident Management Team will take over management of the fire tomorrow at 6 a.m.


UPDATE: KLAMATH FALLS, Ore-- Evacuation orders for Sycan Forest estates have been upgraded to level 2 and residents need to be prepared to leave immediately if needed.

The American Red Cross and Klamath County cert are mobilizing to setup a temporary evacuation point in the parking lot of gearhart elementary school located at 61100 Metler Street in Bly, OR.

According to the South Central Oregon Fire Management, the Sycan River Fire is currently burning on private and National Forest System lands, approximately 5 miles north of Beatty. The fire is also burning on the Chiloquin Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service - Fremont-Winema National Forest.

The fire is estimated to be approximately 20 acres with no containment. It is primarily wind-driven and burning in mixed conifer and brush.

The cause is under investigation.


KLAMATH FALLS, Ore-- According to the Klamath Falls Fire Dispatch, Level 1 evacuations have been issued for the Sycan Forest Estates north of Bly, Oregon in Klamath County.

A Level 1 evacuation order means "BE READY' for a potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists to the area and monitor emergency services.

According to Klamath Falls Fire Dispatch, ODF crews are assisting with the operations on the wildfire.

According to the Klamath County Sheriff's Office they were prompted by the U.S. Forest service the issue the Level 1 evacuation order.

Sheriff's officers have told NewsWatch 12 air resources are currently being used to fight the wildfire and more resources are on their way to the scene. Newswatch 12 has been told that the wildfire is burning in a remote area.

NewsWatch 12 has reached out to the Oregon Department of Forestry for more information but have been unable to get in contact.

This is a developing story and we will continue to provide updates as soon as we find more information out.

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