[UPDATE 2:36 p.m.: Open] Hwy 299 Closed by Fire at Oregon Mt. Summit Near Weaverville

Smoke when the fire broke out.

Smoke when the fire broke out. [Photo by Weaverville Fire]


Hwy 299 is closed at the Oregon Mt. Summitt after a fire broke out alongside the major east west roadway. Traffic is being turned back, according to commenters on social media sites in Trinity County.

A burned area shows on the Caltrans Oregon Mt. traffic cam.

A burned area shows on the Caltrans Oregon Mt. traffic cam.

Caltrans District 2 tweeted about 1 p.m., “ALERT: TRI 299 Roadway CLOSE[D] at Oregon Mtn Summit due to vehicle and vegetation fire.”

UPDATE 1:30 p.m.: According to the CHP Traffic Information Page, the eastbound lane is blocked but westbound lane is open.

UPDATE 1:34 p.m.: The fire started with a Dodge pickup on fire.

UPDATE 2:36 p.m.: Caltrans District 2 tweeted about 2:30 p.m. that the road is now open

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