Nearly All Evacuations Lifted For Klamathon Fire

Fire activity is dying down on the Klamathon Fire, and almost all evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted. The quick moving fire started last Thursday afternoon near Hornbrook, giving residents very little time to flee ahead of the flames. One man was killed when he was caught in the firestorm near his house. Three firefighters have suffered injuries, including one 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. 1,036 structures remain threatened. The latest estimate has the Klamathon Fire at 36,500 acres with 60% containment. Cal-Fire says most of the fire activity now will be on the western and northern flanks, with spotting in timber stands. Nearly 2800 personnel are still on scene.


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