Editor's note: This report first appeared on www.kymkemp.com and is reposted here with permission.
A fire burning in a tree northeast of Crescent City forced the closure of Highway 199 this morning. The tree was reported to be on fire about 8:09 a.m., according to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page. The tree is reportedly leaning over the road at mile marker 2.47 west of Walker Road.
An incident page post at 10:55 a.m. indicated that the roadway will be “closed for more than 90 minutes.”