Klamathon Fire grows to estimated 36,500 acres

  • Source: KOBI-TV NBC 5
  • Published: 07/11/2018 12:00 AM

The Klamathon Fire has grown to an estimated 36,500 acres and was 60% contained as of the morning of July 11, CAL FIRE said. According to CAL FIRE’s Siskiyou Unit, the Klamathon Fire started on the afternoon of July 5 two miles southeast of Hornbrook. Originally reported at around 50 acres, the wind-driven fire quickly ballooned to 500 acres within the span of a few hours. There was 0% containment by 5:00 p.m. and evacuation orders were issued for the entire community of Hornbrook. Caltrans and the Oregon Department of Transportation temporarily shut down Interstate 5 between Yreka and Ashland due to the fire. The entire city of Hornbrook had to be evacuated.


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