Immediate Evacuations in place for Klamath County Golden Fire

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – Klamath County issued emergency Level 3 (Go Now!) evacuations for the areas of Bly Mountain east of Highway 140, south of Polar Bear Lane, north of Keno Springs Road, and east of Chicken Hawk Lane due to the Golden Fire.  Deputies are currently in the process of evacuating affected residents.

The Golden fire is currently burning in private and BLM land about 11 miles north of Bonanza.

Highway 140 is closed east of Klamath Falls.  ODOT says this could be an extended closure.

The Golden Fire is currently 200 acres with no containment.  Oregon Department of Forestry says the fire is rapidly spreading to the east.  There are multiple air, structural, and wildland resources working on the fire with more on the way.

Klamath County Fire District 3 says it has been battling the Golden Fire since around 1 p.m. Saturday.  Firefighters say there are currently structures threatened by the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

This is a developing story.  Check back for updates.

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Taylar Ansures is a producer and reporter for NBC5 News. Taylar is from Redding, California and went to California State University, Chico. After graduating, she joined KRCR News Channel 7 in Redding as a morning producer. She moved to Southern Oregon in 2022 to be closer to family and became KTVL News 10’s digital producer. Taylar is currently finishing her Master's Degree in Professional Creative Writing through the University of Denver. In her free time, Taylar frequents independent bookstores and explores hiking trails across Southern Oregon and Northern California.
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