Heavy smoke in Paisley
There is heavy smoke in Paisley and the surrounding area has low visibility because of near by fires.

Heavy smoke, low visibility in Paisley because of rapidly growing fire

Heavy smoke in Paisley
There is heavy smoke in Paisley and the surrounding area has low visibility because of near by fires.

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.

There are also several evacuation notices issued for both #WalrusFire listed below.
-Eastern Klamath County, All residents on Meadow Lark Dr., Porpoise Ln., Seal Ln. in the Bly Mountain area are under Level 3 (GO NOW) Evacuation Notice due to the Walrus Fire.
-Eastern Klamath County, All residents on Thunderbear Rd., Round Prairie Ct., Goldfinch Dr., Chicken Hawk Dr., Sparrow Hawk Dr. in the Bly Mountain area are under Level 2 (GET SET) Evacuation Notice due to the Walrus Fire.
-Eastern Klamath County, All residents between Night Owl Dr. and Highway 140 in the Bly Mountain area are under Level 1 (BE READY) Evacuation Notice due to the Walrus Fire.
American Red Cross and Klamath County CERT are in the process of establishing a temporary evacuation point at the Bonanza school located at 31601 Mission St., Bonanza, OR.

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.

Shellye Leggett is an anchor and producer for NBC5 News. You can also catch her anchoring on KMVU FOX26. She comes to the Rogue Valley from Albuquerque, New Mexico where she was a nightside reporter and fill-in weekend anchor for KOAT Action 7 News for 3 years. She has also reported in Colorado Springs, Colorado, South Bend, Indiana and Bozeman, Montana. Shellye was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated from North Park University in Chicago, Illinois with a B.A. in Communication Studies. She then earned a Master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her fiancé who's in the Navy, her cat “Tootsie,” watch scary movies with friends and spend time with her extended family who live all over the West Coast. Shellye is excited to explore Southern Oregon and North California and tell your stories.
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