BONANZA, Ore. – There is a rapidly growing fire in Klamath County. The Yainax Fire is burning north of Bonanza, south of 140. Fremont-Winema National Forest officials estimate it’s burning 75 acres. There is also a new fire on the north side of 140 called the Walrus Fire that is burning an estimated 85 acres.
There is a LEVEL 2 evacuation notice issued for the #YainaxFire listed below.
-Residents in the Bly Mountain area in Eastern Klamath County, Residents east of Kingfisher Dr. and east of Hummingbird Dr. south to Sandpiper Dr.
The Paisley Volunteer Fire Department reports visibility in and around Paisley is virtually nothing, 30 to 50 feet max with the naked eye, because of the fires. Intermittent power outages have also been reported in Paisley because of high winds.
Drivers should use extreme caution if traveling on Highway 140 in that area as increased fire traffic will be in the area.