Klamath Lightning Fires Force New Evacuations In Siskiyou County

The big Siskiyou County fires have exploded in size. The River Complex in Klamath National Forest grew by around 33,000 acres Wednesday, now 168,520 acres and 23% contained. An evacuation order was issued Wednesday for Callahan, Mosquito Lake, Eagle Creek, and Sawyers Bar. That’s in addition to Cecilville, Summerville, Petersburg and more of the Coffee Creek area. Highway 3 is closed between Callahan and Trinity Center.

The Antelope Fire is burning in the Antelope Creek Drainage east of Mount Shasta. It grew about 18,000 acres Wednesday, now at around 91,500 acres, and containment has been reduced to 77%. On Wednesday night evacuations were ordered for areas east of Forest Road 15, Davis Road, south of Bonita Butte, west of Fourmile Hill and north of Little Glass Mountain. An evacuation order for Medicine Lake was issued Monday.

The McCash Fire in a remote area of the Marble Mountain Wilderness in the area of Ten Bear Mountain and McCash Creek has grown to 69,725 acres with 15% containment.