California wildfires: End in sight for Klamathon, County fires

  • Source: SF Gate
  • Published: 07/13/2018 12:00 AM

An inferno that has burned from California into Oregon over the past week and is believed to have killed one person should be fully under control by Sunday, officials said. The Klamathon Fire, which started July 5 in Siskiyou County, was 75 percent contained Thursday evening at 36,500 acres, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire. Throughout the week, as many as 2,299 responders have worked to establish containment lines with one major challenge: gaining access to the north side of the fire. Overnight Wednesday into Thursday, crews established containment lines north of the blaze and minimal fire activity was expected as the fire remained inside the perimeter, Cal Fire said.


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