‘Klamathon Fire’ Forces Closure of Three CDFW Northern Region Properties

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced the temporary closure of three public facilities and properties in Siskiyou County as a result of the Klamathon Fire.

CDFW’s Iron Gate Hatchery along the Klamath River, the Klamathon Road fishing access below Iron Gate Hatchery, and the Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area north of Yreka between Interstate 5 and Iron Gate Reservoir have been closed to protect public safety. Although closed to the public, CDFW’s Iron Gate Hatchery remains staffed and operational for the time being. Due to the uncertain nature of the fire it is unknown when these areas and facilities will reopen to the public.

To monitor the status of the Klamathon Fire, please visit http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/.

Media Contacts:
Jeff Stoddard, CDFW Northern Region, (530) 225-2312
Peter Tira, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8908