CHILOQUIN, Ore. – A prescribed burn north of Upper Klamath Lake that turned into a wildfire is nearing containment.
On Tuesday, May 4, the North 2 Prescribed Fire project was ignited five miles northwest of Chiloquin. The plan was to treat up to 4,000 acres, with 345 acres completed before dry conditions and low humidity increased fire behavior, forcing the Chiloquin Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest to convert the prescribed fire to a wildfire dubbed the “Meadow Fire.”
The wildfire declaration was made in order to make aircraft and other resources available to curtail it as quickly as possible.
The Meadow Fire remains in the planned prescription area, according to the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership.
Thursday morning, the Meadow Fire was fully lined. By Friday, containment of the 832-acre wildfire was estimated to be 50%. 75% containment was expected by the end of the day.
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A map of the Meadow Fire’s approximate location can be found HERE.
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