Fire that closed Highway 97 fully contained

Military Fire


KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — A fire closed Highway 97 for a short time yesterday.

The fire started near the roadway in the afternoon six miles south of the intersection of East Diamond Lake Highway.

The Military Fire, as it’s been named,  and was contained last night.

The fire was reported to be 44 miles north of Klamath Falls.

The roadway was closed for a short time between milemarker 218 & 220, and then one lane opened to escorted traffic.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.