Fire burning near Highway 97 north of Klamath Falls

Photo credit: Celeste Prescott (SCOFMP)

Klamath County, Ore. – A wildfire burning near Klamath Falls is prompting evacuations, according to fire officials.

The Highway 97 Fire was first reported at around 11:30 and is burning on private land between Hwy. 97 mile marker 271 and 272 north of the city.

Nearby businesses including IQOR and ESI have been evacuated along with homes on Flowers Lane and Wocus Road.

The fire is estimated to be between 30 and 40 acres as of 1:55 p.m.

No structures have been lost.

Highway 97 remains open for now, but firefighters are encouraging the public to avoid the area.

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