Crews Gaining Containment On Klamathon Fire

Many evacuation orders have been lifted from the Klamathon Fire. The destructive blaze started Thursday afternoon near Hornbrook and spread very quickly, giving residents very little time to flee. One man was killed when he was caught inside his burning house. Three firefighters have suffered injuries, including one Cal-Fire firefighter who suffered severe facial burns. He was released from the UC Davis Burn Center Sunday. At least 82 structures have been destroyed and another dozen have been damaged. About 1,036 structures remain threatened. Evacuation orders remain in effect for Hornbrook and much of the Copco Lake Area. The latest estimate has the Klamathon fire at 36,500 acres with 45% containment. Cal-Fire says most of the fire activity now will be on the western and northern flanks, which are mostly in timber and in higher elevations. Nearly 2800 personnel are fighting the fire.

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