New Fires in the Klamath Area–HWY 93 Closed
Yesterday evening multiple fires started along the Salmon River near Sawyers Bar. Most were contained early and kept small. Two grew to significant size over the night.
As of 6 a.m. Aug. 1, the Boulder Fire was about 10 acres. The Shelly Fire was about 60 acres.
Fifty-three personnel, 10 engines and one water-tender worked through the night containing three fires and constructing line on the Boulder and Shelly fires. Multiple air resources, including retardant tanker planes, are planned to join the effort today if smoke allows.
The Shelly Fire is of the most concern at this time. It is burning in timber fuels on steep, difficult terrain.
Highway 93 is closed near Butler Flat for fire debris rolling across the road. Klamath National Forest Fire personnel ask motorists to use caution when traveling in the area.
The cause of these fires is under investigation.
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