BONANZA, Ore. – The Cutoff Fire is currently burning on private, and BLM protected land approximately 6 miles north of Bonanza. The fire was reported at 1:30 p.m.  

The fire is approximately 100 acres and rapidly spreading to the east, towards the Wren subdivision, with the majority of the fire on BLM lands. The fire cause is under investigation. There are multiple air and wildland resources working on the fire.

At this time approximately 120 structures are threatened.  Residents in the area should monitor current evacuation status as this incident progresses.


At the request of the Fire Incident Commander, Klamath County Emergency Management has issued a Level 3 (GO NOW) evacuation for the area east of Bly Mountain Cutoff Road, between Jaguar Lane/ Racoon Lane and Spaniel Lane/ Crocodile Lane, west of Thrasher Drive. Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Search and Rescue Volunteers are in the process of evacuating affected residents.

A structure task force form Klamath County has been ordered.  The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) Type 3 Incident Management Team has also been ordered.

For the latest evacuation information, visit https://www.facebook.com/KlamathCountyGov.  To sign up for Klamath County alerts, visit http://www.klamathcounty.org/300/Emergency-Management—Sheriffs-Office.com

American Red Cross along with Klamath County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is in the process of setting up an evacuation point at Bonanza High School. 31601 Mission St, Bonanza, OR 97623.

 

Level 3 (GO NOW)

East of Bly Mountain Cutoff Rd, North to Grizzly Ln, West of Hummingbird Dr, and South to Keno Springs Road.

 

Level 2 (GET SET)

East of Bly Mountain Cutoff Rd, North to Keno Springs Rd, West of Forest Service Rd 3812, South three miles.

Level 1 (GET READY)

East of Bly Mountain Cutoff Rd, North to Hwy 140 and Kingfisher Dr, West of Hummingbird Dr, South to Grizzly Ln.

photo of the fire, taken from Hwy 50.