Ward Fire now 63% contained

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – Crews continue to make progress fighting the Ward Fire burning south of Klamath Falls.

On August 9, lightning started the Ward Fire near the Oregon-California border. It grew to over 1,000 acres before favorable conditions allowed crews to gain the upper hand and establish a dozer line around a majority of the fire.

The spread of the Ward Fire was kept to 1,301 acres. By August 15, containment was 63%.

Crews will continue to monitor hot spots and flare-ups as they work toward full containment.

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