CHILOQUIN, Ore. Sep. 26, 2023 –The Marsh Fire continues to burn on the Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, and Fremont Winema National Forest near Silver Lake Highway and Military Crossing Road. The fire is currently 5% contained and an estimated 3000 acres have burned. The fire is currently being held to the north at Military Crossing Rd and to the east by containment line. The marsh environment continues to pose challenges to firefighters as the fire burns in a southwesterly direction. Today crews will focus on mopping up along containment lines on the north and east sides of the fire.
They are using a specialized vehicle called a Marsh Master to scout and assess access to the fire on the southwest side for more accurate fire line placement. No evacuations are in place at this time. The public is advised to use caution while driving in the area and avoid using Military Crossing Road.
Fire Officials are asking the public to avoid the area of the fire so that fire resources can continue to provide suppression efforts.
A fire camp has been established at the Chiloquin Rodeo Grounds. The public is asked to drive with care and be aware that the incident may cause an increase in fire traffic along Military Crossing Road and Silver Lake Highway.