Sycan River Fire grows to around 650 acres in Klamath County


The Sycan River Fire continues to burn on the Fremont-Winema National Forest in Klamath County, around 20 miles north of Beatty, Oregon.

The fire is estimated to be around 650 acres with no containment, as of Monday morning. The fire was first reported Sunday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office issued a Level 2 Evacuation Order for the Sycan Forest Estates Sunday night. A Level 2 means “be set” to evacuate, and indicates there’s significant danger in the area.

The American Red Cross and Klamath County Community Emergency Response Team established an evacuation point at Gearhart Elementary School at 61100 Metler Street.

Forest Service Road 27 is closed from the intersection with Forest Road 30 to the intersection with Forest Road 46. That’s the only road closed because of the fire, but drivers should be prepared for increased fire traffic in the area.

The fire, called the Sycan River Fire, is burning around 10 miles northeast of an area burned by the Ponina Fire last month.


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