Firefighter injured battling 8,285 acre Shelly Fire in Siskiyou County; new evacuation orders

  • Source: KOBI-TV NBC 5 Medford
  • Published: 07/10/2024 12:00 AM

The Shelly Fire burning on the Klamath National Forest in the Marble Mountains Wilderness is now at 8,285 acres. The fire, which has been burning for a week, has grown 2,000 acres since Tuesday. As of Wednesday morning, the fire is still at 0% containment. According to CAL FIRE, an inversion broke Tuesday afternoon and winds kicked up a bit forcing more evacuation orders in the area of Patterson Creek Road. Additionally, in its Tuesday evening incident report, the agency said 4,274 structures are threatened and one firefighter has been injured; however, the extent of their injuries is unknown. New resources are expected Wednesday which will help develop structure plans in the event that the fire moves into surrounding communities.



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