Weather helps Royce Butte Fire – September 20, 2008

Weather helps Royce Butte Fire

Herald and News

Klamath Falls, Oregon
September 20, 2008

 

Containment of a fire that threatened areas of northern Klamath County and forced the evacuation of more than 100 homes and the closure of Highway 58 earlier this week is expected by Sunday.

 

Officials with the Royce Butte Fire in the Crescent Lake Junction area said cooler weather helped firefighters battle the 381-acre blaze. As of Friday, the fire was more than 60 percent contained. Nearly 350 firefighters plus engines, bulldozers and water tenders were working to contain the fire and conduct mop-up work.

 

The fire began Tuesday afternoon. Its cause is still under investigation.

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