Spot Fire Jumps Hwy 96 Closing It Until Further Notice

The Ukonom Fire seen backing down a hillside to the Klamath River from State Highway 96 on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Kathy Hard/NorCal Team 1

The Ukonom Fire seen backing down a hillside to the Klamath River from State Highway 96 on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Kathy Hard/NorCal Team 1

Press Release from Six Rivers National Forest:

Effective immediately, State Highway 96 is being closed near mile marker 20.55 (just north of Dillon Creek Campground) due to a spot fire from the Ukonom Fire that is burning north of the river and the highway.  The spot fire is about 15 acres in size and firefighters are working to suppress it with help from helicopters dropping water and retardant. The highway will be closed until further notice. 

For more information contact Orleans Complex Fire Information at (619) 359-3415.

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