The Bear Flat Fire was discovered this afternoon in the Klamath River Canyon between Frain Ranch and Klamath River Campgrounds, approximately 9 miles southwest of Keno.
The fire is burning on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview District and moving towards Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) protected lands. It is currently estimated to be 50 acres and the cause is under investigation.
The Bear Flat Fire was discovered by a commercial airline and called in at 3:57 p.m. Klamath Falls ODF Engine 8151 spotted the fire at 4:06 p.m. on the northwest side of the Klamath River.
The fire is burning with a high rate of spread in steep, inaccessible terrain and heavy timber. It is moving up the canyon, to the northwest.