I’m sure everyone in the Klamath community is wanting to get out of the smoke this weekend. The Two Four Two Fire has been raging for over a week now, and we need to maintain the momentum of its progression. What can Klamath do to help? Fire Officials are asking that you please stay away from the fire zone unless you are an actual resident. If you MUST travel that way, please be aware of the current road closures and detours. Here is an update as of Friday, September 18th on the current road conditions:
The Two Four Two fire was reported Monday the 7th near Williamson River Campground, but had jumped Highway 97, burning on both sides of the roadway, moving south and southwest. Strong winds pushed the fire towards 400 homes in Chiloquin on Monday the 7th. Over night it took off to over 2,000 acres, and burned more than 4 miles.