The twelve fires that started on the Klamath National Forest the past week, one human caused and the rest lightning-caused, are all contained, according to a KNF news release.

As of Friday, July 30, the KNF said fire crews were completing mop-up of hot spots, and local firefighters will be doing periodic patrols to monitor the fires.  Crews and equipment were being released to fight fires elsewhere.  

Fire personnel, mostly local, “efficiently contained the fires on the Klamath National Forest despite hot and dry conditions,” the KNF reported.

Most of the fires were located in steep remote terrain that was difficult to access.
Because of hot, dry conditions, fire restrictions will go into effect Aug. 5. Campfires will be restricted to certain developed campgrounds and will be allowed in wildernesses.

If you are planning a camping trip, the Forest Service requests that you check with the closest USFS office or call (530) 842-6131.