Bryant Fire Lined; Growth Stalled

Jun 23, 2014

A plane drops chemical retardant near the Bryant fire in Klamath County.
Credit Chris Friend/Oregon Dept. of Forestry

A Klamath County wildfire that put up a fight over the weekend is slowly coming under control.

The Bryant Fire started Thursday six miles from the town of Bonanza, and quickly covered hundreds of acres. 

It's been burning in heavy timber owned by Jeld-Wen, the Klamath Falls door-and-window maker. 

Reports early Monday put the fire's size at 1,361 acres.  Firefighters succeeded in getting a line around the fire over the weekend, with full containment expected later in the week.

The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.  With no recent lightning, investigators will only confirm that the Bryant fire is "human caused."

Oregon Department of Forestry scheduled an open house for Monday (June 23) at Bonanza High School, 6:30 to 7:30 PM.  Community members are invited to learn more about the fire and the firefighting effort.