27 fires burn in Klamath and Lake County since Friday

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — 27 fires have burned in Klamath and Lake County since late Friday and early Saturday’s lightning storms.

A new fire started in Lakeview yesterday, and a small crew is still working on the scene. Each of the 27 fires was kept at 1/10 acre or less. And, in some cases, only a single tree caught fire.

Fire fighters will be out canvassing the forest for additional hold over fires this week.

The lack of rain, coupled with extreme heat last week has  brought our fire danger level up to extreme, and even though we have lower temps this week, the level will remain at extreme.