Bryant Fire Contained

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – The Bryant fire, located at the northern base of Bryant Mountain, approximately 5 miles south of Bonanza is 100 percent lined and considered contained within the last 12 hours.

Due to improved mapping, the fire is now assessed to be approximately 32 acres.

The significant progress made on the fire yesterday was fortified by overnight crews conducting mop-up operations.

“Our goal was to hold it with no additional growth- and we did,” said Rusty NcNair, Incident Commander Trainee from Oregon Department of Forestry Klamath-Lake District.

Today, firefighters continue mop-up operations to put out any remaining embers or hot spots.

Mop-up operations are projected to continue for another 72 hours.

Red flag warnings are in effect for the area from 1 p.m through 8 p.m. today with sustained winds up to 10-20 mph, gusting to 30 mph. Fire managers’ concerns are that high winds have the potential to cause dying embers to flare up and hamper firefighting efforts.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.