The McCloud Chamber of Commerce announced on Sunday that it is canceling McCloud Mountain Bluegrass 2018, which was scheduled for Sept. 13 to 16 at Hoo Hoo Park.

As stated in a release from the Chamber: “There are several factors beyond our control contributing to this difficult decision: An active fire in the region; public safety; poor air quality; the closure of Interstate 5; increased detour traffic on Hwys 89 and 299.”

The Chamber also notes that the incident command post based at the old mill property is “bringing thousands of firefighters in and out of McCloud. It is important that we keep our roads as clear as possible for fire crews.”

The Chamber says it will honor 2018 tickets at the 2019 Bluegrass event and will offer 2018 ticket-holders a 20 percent discount on merchandise purchases at next year’s festival.

For more information, contact the McCloud Chamber of Commerce by email: info@mccloudchamber.com.