Fires Sparked By Lightning In July Continue To Spread In The Klamath National Forest

The River Complex in Klamath National Forest started as more than a dozen lightning fires on July 30th. There are now three main fires that total more than 98,800 acres, with 23% containment. An evacuation order is in effect for Cecilville, Summerville, Petersburg and Coffee Creek.

The Antelope Fire is another Klamath lightning fire. It’s raging in the Antelope Creek Drainage, now around 71,500 acres with containment of 51%. Evacuation orders remain in effect for Duck Lake, Mount Hebron, Four Corners, Three Sisters, Medicine Lake, Payne Springs, Blanche Lake, Bullseye and Shasta Wood.

The McCash fire in the Marble Mountain Wilderness in the area of Ten Bear Mountain and McCash Creek has now burned more than 33,200 acres with 1% containment.