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.
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.
Follow the progression of the Two Four Two Fire through our Instagram below: