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2 forest fires shut down Highway 96 in Siskiyou County

Officials have shut down Highway 96 due to two fires burning in the Klamath National Forest.

Posted: Jul 29, 2019 3:55 PM

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. - Officials have shut down Highway 96 due to two fires burning in the Klamath National Forest.

One of the fires, dubbed the Tree Fire, is burning near the Tree of Heaven Campground. Fire officials say is is 86 acres in size and is 60% contained. 

The Community Fire is burning near the Klamath River Community Hall. It is also 60% contained but has burned 35 acres. 

There are no evacuation warnings for either fire and the highway remains open for people who live in the area only. 

The cause of both fires is under investigation. 

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