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Two Southern Oregon wildfires trigger evacuation warnings

A dozer operating in front of the Sycan Fire Sunday night.
A dozer operating in front of the Sycan Fire Sunday night.

Some residents in Klamath County received evacuation notices Sunday night because of a wind-driven wildfire.

The Sycan River Fire is burning in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, about 20 miles north of the unincorporated town of Beatty.

As of Sunday night the fire was about 250 acres with no containment. The cause is under investigation.

The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office issued a Level 2 “Get Set” evacuation order for a residential area called the Sycan Forest Estates.

County leaders and the American Red Cross set up a temporary evacuation point at Gearhart Elementary School in Bly.

For the latest evacuation information, visit Klamath County’s official Facebook page.

This is the second wildfire that caused evacuation warnings in Southern Oregon over the weekend. The East Antelope Road Fire near White City caused the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office to set up roadblocks and issue Level 2 evacuations.

Those evacuation notices were lowered to Level 1 by Sunday, when the fire was fully contained. It burned about 50 acres.

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