The Klamathon Fire reached 35,000 acres in size Sunday, with crews estimating about 25 percent containment on the blaze burning near the Oregon-California border.
The fire, which roared to life Thursday, reached the 35,000-acre mark by 7 p.m., tacking on about 4,500 more acres after hitting 30,500 at about 7 a.m.
A contingent of 2,354 firefighters was working on the front lines Sunday, according to information from the Oregon Department of Forestry and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Several Jackson County areas remain under a level 3 — “go” — evacuation notice. They include the Colestin Road area from the Oregon-California border to the Mount Ashland Ski Road and Highway 99 from the border to Mount Ashland Ski Road. The area east of Interstate 5 covering lands and private properties east of the Jackson-Klamath county line, north of the Oregon-California border and south of a line that extends from the intersection of I-5 and the Mount Ashland Ski Road due east to the Jackson-Klamath county line is also under a level 3 advisory.
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