Fire Update: Gulch Fire Destroys Homes and Other Buildings

Photo: Oregon Department of Forestry


Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Gulch Fire, south of Highway 66, is burning in the proximity of the Soda Mountain Wilderness. Yesterday, erratic, gusty winds on the Oregon Gulch Fire caused extreme fire behavior and rapid fire spread.

According to a press release from the Oregon Department of Forestry, the fire has consumed a total 3 homes, 5 outbuildings, and multiple vehicles. An infrared flight revealed an accurate location of the fire perimeter with acreage reported at 21,088. There are 270 structures threatened in Oregon and California.

The fire is still reported to be 5% contained, with winds blowing west to northwest.