Two Four Two Fire in Chiloquin, Oregon

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.

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.

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Initially there were 20 engines, two handcrews and five dozers, and quickly grew to 505 firefighters, 37 engines, nine hand crews, 17 dozers, 12 water-tenders and multiple air resources.

The estimated cost of fighting The Two Four Two fire has risen to $2.8 million and counting. It was reported Sunday night that the Two Four Two Fire has reached 14,584 acres in size. Unfortunately, 8 homes and 35 other structures are no longer standing, and about 70 structures are damaged due to the blaze. More than 1,200 structures remain in danger. Thankfully, our amazing crews were able to save every structure in Rainbow Park and Woodland Park. Lines are still holding strong, so Current fire areas include Steiger Butte, northwest of Chiloquin, and areas near Train Mountain.

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How to help our Two Four Two Firefighters: There are currently 24 engines, two handcrews, 10 dozers, five water-tenders and multiple air resources assigned to the fire now. They have risked everything to keep our community safe! Please share, show, and communicate your appreciation to these brave individuals. If you wish to help out, the Chiloquin Fire and Rescue are taking donations. Our firefighters are always in need of non-perishable foods, water, Gatorade and personal hygiene products (baby wipes, Chapstick, etc.). Unfortunately, they will not accept home-cooked meals but they are always accepting quick snacks that are easy to pack like nuts, fruit, jerky, granola bars, chips, and so on. Their address is 156 S 2nd Ave., Chiloquin. Another way to help is to donate to the wildland firefighter foundation. They are helping firefighters that have lost their homes, are injured and the families of fallen firefighters from all over. Again, we can’t express how thankful we are, we are so LUCKY to have you! #242fire #fortklamath #twofourtwofire #chiloquinoregon #chiloquin #craterlake#oregonfire #oregon #wildfire #fireseason #wildlandfires #wildlandfirefighting #USFS . . . 📷 @starrsystars 🎥 @reevesrufflife 📷 @ashley_anderson_89 . . . #oregonnw #oregonexplored #pnw #traveloregon #oregonian #oregonadventures #onlyinoregon #oregonlife #discoveroregon #pacificnorthwest #pnwwonderland #oregonwild #naturaloregon #youroregon #pnwisbeautiful #extremeoregon #exploringoregon

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🔥Donation Update: So proud to be Klamath County! Our community is really one of a kind, and we are so lucky to live here. @crater.lake.resort thankfully reported that the winds laid down saving them from the fire reaching their property. Neighbors, friends and strangers all showed up to help or bring equipment they needed. If you still wish to help – Here are a list of places that are participating: Klamath Food Bank: Drop off fresh produce and nonperishables at 3231 Maywood Dr., Klamath Falls, between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Klamath Falls Gospel Mission: Drop off nonperishables, clothes, hygiene products and gift cards to local businesses at 1931 Mission Ave. Grange Co-Op: Drop livestock feed, pet feed, water bowls and blankets off at 2525 Washburn Way, Klamath Falls between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Klamath Farmers Online Marketplace: Customers can drop off nonperishables, diapers, baby formula, personal hygiene products, new or gently worn men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, cash, fuel cards, bottled water and grocery store gift cards at the pickup spot at the Herald & News building, 2701 Foothills Blvd., Klamath Falls, Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross, Klamath Falls Chapter: Donate to the national organization at www.redcross.org or by calling 1-800-HELP-NOW. Also can give to Red Cross through www.kfom.org Chiloquin Fire and Rescue: Drop off non-perishable foods, water, Gatorade and personal hygiene products for firefighters at 156 S 2nd Ave., Chiloquin. They will not accept home-cooked meals but are accepting quick snacks like nuts, fruit, jerky, granola bars and chips. Personal hygiene products they will take include baby wipes and Chapstick. #242fire #fortklamath #twofourtwofire #chiloquinoregon #chiloquin #craterlake#oregonfire #oregon #wildfire #fireseason #wildlandfires #wildlandfirefighting #USFS . . . 📷 @kelsie.randall 📷 @princesskryssi . . . #oregonnw #oregonexplored #pnw #traveloregon #oregonian #oregonadventures #onlyinoregon #oregonlife #discoveroregon #pacificnorthwest #pnwwonderland #oregonwild #naturaloregon #youroregon #pnwisbeautiful #extremeoregon #exploringoregon

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