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Cutoff Fire

Unit Information

Klamath-Lake District - Oregon Department of Forestry
3200 DeLap Road
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Incident Contact

Public Information
Phone: 971-600-2579
Hours: Monday-Sunday 7 am-9 pm

Highlighted Activity

06/27/2021 Containment hits 96%; all evacuations lifted on the Cutoff Fire
BONANZA, Ore.— Containment on the Cutoff Fire has reached 96% and the remaining Level 1 (GET READY) evacuation has been lifted for all areas near the fire effective 8:00 a.m. on Sunday June 27,...
News - 06/27/2021

The Cutoff Fire is currently burning on private, Fremont-Winema National Forest, and BLM protected land approximately 6 miles north of Bonanza. The fire was reported at 1:30 p.m. on June 19th.  Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 1 took command at the end of the day shift on June 20th. Containment reached 93% by 6/27 and ODF Team 1 transitioned the fire back to the local ODF District and federal partners.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSaturday June 19th, 2021 approx. 01:29 PM
Location6 miles north of Bonanza
Incident CommanderOregon Department of Forestry, Fremont-Winema National Forest, BLM
Coordinates42.285 latitude, -121.402 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel208
Size1,288 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained96%
Estimated Containment DateTuesday June 29th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber, brush, and short grass. Juniper, grass and sagebrush predominate, with pockets of ponderosa pine.

Significant Events

Minimal and smoldering

The fire behavior will be isolated to stump holes and heavier fuels until they burn out or are extinguished. There is the potential for an occasional flare up interior in areas of pretreated fuels or unburned fuels. Any deep or capped heat will have an opportunity to show itself.


Planned Actions

Grid and patrol for spot fires.

Mop-up to secure the fire's perimeter.

Ensure all firelines are patrolled.

Work with the BLM and US Forest Service on suppression repair.

Identify and be prepared to provide firefighting resources to attack new fire starts if requested.

Projected Incident Activity

Heat wave will be in full force over the area. Fuels will be readily available for consumption. Unburned islands in the interior may pose a threat for reburn but, likely will not pose a threat for spotting or slop-overs.


ODF Team 1 will transition the fire to the ODF Klamath Unit at 8:00 a.m. on 6/27/21 to IC Peterson.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

The weather will become increasingly hot and dry through the weekend. Winds should gradually lessen through the weekend as the heat wave moves through and pressure gradients weaken. Mitigating heat stress will be the main weather concern through the weekend.