Photos: Six Rivers National Forest

Six Rivers National Forest release: 

Six Rivers National Forest fire crews and partners are continuing to make headway on containment of the Big Bar Fire about 3 miles south of Orleans.

The fire is 60% contained and is 12-acres in size. Forest Service law enforcement officials and fire officials have determined the Big Bar Fire is human caused and have identified the location where it first ignited.  Officials do not believe the cause of this fire was an accident.

The Big Bar Fire ignited sometime on the evening of Tuesday October 11th , 2022, on the east side of the Klamath River near the Big Bar access point off Highway 96.  This location is not accessible by any roads; however, motorists passing by the area witnessed flames several hundred yards from Highway 96 on the far side of the river and reported the fire to authorities.

Forest Service investigators continue to investigate to determine the person or people responsible. 

If anyone has any information, please contact Forest Service law enforcement at 530-627-3336.