Klamathon Fire expands, new areas under evacuation

In this photo released Friday, July 6, 2018, by the California Highway Patrol, the Klamathon Fire burns in Hornbrook, Calif. A local California official says a deadly blaze burning near the Oregon border moved swiftly through the rural area that is home to many retirees. Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors chair Ray Haupt says the blaze moved so fast it quickly reached Hornbrook, a community of about 250 people about 14 miles (22 kilometers) south of the Oregon border. Authorities said one person was killed in the fire. (California Highway Patrol via AP)

Officials have released new evacuation orders for people and animals living near the Klamathon Fire.

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“Level 3” (GO) mandatory evacuations have been issued for:

  • Klamath River Community Estates - east of Black Mountain to Desavado Road, south of Copco Road to Ager Beswick Road.
  • East Irongate Estates: areas south of Irongate Reservoir/Copco Road, north of Ager Beswick Road, west of Desavado Road and east of Snackenbury Creek.
  • Copco Lake Area: East of Jenny/Fall Creek, south of the Oregon State Line, north of Copco Road and west of Topsey Grade.
  • Colestin Road and Highway 99 from the California border to Mt. Ashland Ski Road.
  • Hornbrook
  • Hilt

“Level 2” (BE SET) evacuations have been issued for:

  • Pheasant Valley Area
  • Airport Road Area
  • Bogus Creek Area
  • The Mt. Ashland Ski Road from the ski resort to Highway 99, and Highway 99 from Mt. Ashland Ski Road to the 6700-block.

The evacuation center for displaced people and small animals is open at the Jackson Street Elementary School.

Large animals should be taken to the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds.

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