Watson Creek Fire grows to 350 acres

PAISLEY, Ore. – A fire burning in Lake County has grown to 350 acres one day after it was first confirmed.

The Watson Creek Fire west of Paisley is currently burning in the Fremont-Winema National Forest.

Firefighters said difficult terrain and poor visibility are hampering containment efforts.

The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership gave the following list of closures and evacuations:

Forest Service 28 RD – South from junction of FS road 30 to FS road 34, at the junction with FS road 29, and at the junction with FS road 3315.

Forest Service 29 RD (aka Government Harvey) – At Oregon State Hwy 31, west to FS road 28, and southwest of FS road 3360.

Forest Service 30 Rd (aka Marsh Road) – east from FS road 3239 to FS road 28, and at the junction with FS road 3372.

Forest Service 34 RD – at Corral Creek Campground, east to the FS road 28, at the junction with FS road 28, at the junction with FS road 3372.

Forest Service RD 3411 (aka Lee Thomas Road) – east from the forest boundary to FS road 28.

Recreation site closures: Currier Guard Station, Currier Trailhead, Bald Butte Lookout, Campbell Lake Campground, Dead Horse Lake Campground and Trailhead, Hanan/Sycan Campground and Trailhead, Lee Thomas Campground and Trailhead, North Fork Sprague Trailhead, Pikes Crossing Campground, Rock Creek Campground, Sandhill Crossing Campground, and Winter Rim Trailhead

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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