BONANZA, Ore. – The Cutoff Fire is currently burning on Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) protected land, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview District and Fremont-Winema National Forest lands approximately 6 miles north of Bonanza.

The fire is estimated to be approximately 1,000 acres and rapidly spreading to the southeast, with no containment. The fire cause is under investigation. It was reported today around 1:30 p.m.

There are numerous resources assigned to the fire and on order.


At this time approximately 125 structures are threatened.  Residents in the area should monitor current evacuation status as this incident progresses.

Following is updated evacuation information, at the request of the Cutoff Fire Incident Commander, issued by Klamath County Emergency Management:

  • 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.

Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Search and Rescue Volunteers are in the process of evacuating affected residents.

An ODF Incident Management Team is enroute. The Klamath County Structure Task Group is on the fire and a second task group has been ordered.

For the latest evacuation information, visit https://www.facebook.com/KlamathCountyGov.  To sign up for Klamath County alerts, visit http://alerts.klamathcounty.org

American Red Cross along with Klamath County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has established an evacuation point at Bonanza High School. 31601 Mission St, Bonanza, OR 97623.