Slow Progress On Klamath County Fire

Jun 20, 2014

The Bryant Fire burns in Klamath County timber Thursday afternoon.
Credit Kellie Carlsen/Oregon Dept. of Forestry

A wildfire burning in eastern Klamath County is giving firefighters challenges.

The Bryant Fire grew to more than 800 acres Friday, burning on private timberland six miles from the town of Bonanza.

The Oregon Department of Forestry assigned a Type 2 State Fire Team to take over management of the fire, effective at 6 PM Friday.

ODF reported no immediate threats to structures, but there were concerns about winds causing spot fires Friday afternoon.

More than 300 firefighters worked the fire lines, with the fire five percent contained by late Friday afternoon. 

The Bryant Fire--named for Bryant Mountain--was first reported Thursday afternoon.  The cause is unknown.