Sycan River Fire burning near Beatty

BLY, Ore. – The #SycanRiverFire is currently burning primarily on the U.S. Forest Service – Fremont-Winema National Forest in Klamath County approximately 20 miles north of Beatty. There may be private lands affected, but fire managers are uncertain how much at this time.The fire is estimated to be approximately 250 acres with no containment. The cause is under investigation. The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Level 2 (get set) evacuation order for the Sycan Forest Estates. Residents need to be prepared to leave immediately if needed!

The American Red Cross and Klamath County Community Emergency Response Team have established a temporary evacuation point in the parking lot of Gearhart Elementary School located at 61100 Metler Street in Bly. Evacuees can access resources at this point to help them. A local Type 3 Incident Management Team will take over management of the Sycan River Fire at 6 a.m. tomorrow.

The Sycan River Fire is burning approximately 10 miles northeast of the area burned by the Ponina Fire last month.

Sycan River Fire

The fire is about 20 miles north of Beatty, OR. Initial reports showed that it started north of NF-288 road.