Klamath Lightning Fires Explode In Size On Thursday

The River Complex in Klamath National Forest is now 175,200 acres and containment has been reduced to 21%. An evacuation order are in effect 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 picked up 50,000 acres Thursday to 143,500 acres, with 77% containment. Evacuations are ordered for areas east of Forest Road 15, Davis Road, south of Bonita Butte, west of Fourmile Hill, north of Little Glass Mountain, and Medicine Lake.

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 71,236 acres with 13% containment.