The Two Four Two Fire is burning near Collier Springs off of U.S. Highway 97 north of Chiloquin.

Highway 97 is now closed between the intersection with State Highway 422, also known as South Chiloquin Road north to Forest Road 9732 at Oux Kanee Overlook.  The Oregon State Patrol and Oregon Department of Transportation are handling the road closure.

Collier State Park has been evacuated and the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office and local fire departments are currently working on evacuations.

Those with evacuation questions should go physically to Kla-Mo-Ya Casino where the Red Cross is establishing a shelter.  A phone number for the evacuation center has not been set up yet and emergency officials are asking residents to please avoid calling 911 unless it is an emergency.