Important Update: Please do not call 911 for evacuation information. There is a command post now setup at Kla-Mo-Ya Casino. Red Cross is setting up a shelter at that location as well.
A fire that is spreading rapidly is now threatening Collier Park Campground and Williamson River Campground areas. Emergency evacuations now underway. The fire is reported to be spreading to the south rapidly and starting new spot fires.
The fire is reported to be running at 30mph southbound from the 9730 Forest Service Road near mile post 242.
More details will be posted as they become available. Additional details available in our breaking news app as well.
Highway 97 will likely have to be closed soon in the area.
Note: This article will be updated as new information becomes available.
7:18pm – Emergency crews are standing by to close Highway 97 down in the area of the fire. They are in the process of closing the highway now.
Above: The yellow pin shows the area where the fire started.
7:49pm – Additional evacuations are being looked at in the Woodland area now (Williamson River Neighborhoods). The KCSO or OSP will contact anyone who needs to be evacuated.
7:55pm – Two Four Two is burning near Collier Springs off Hwy 97.