The Natchez Fire was started by lightning on July 15, 2018. The fire is located just south of the Oregon/California border, between Happy Camp, Ca. and Cave Junction, Or.
On September 17, at 0600, management of the Natchez Fire was assumed by a local Klamath National Forest Type 3 Incident Management Team. Ed Willy is the Incident Commander of the Klamath National Forest Type 3 IMT.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday July 15th, 2018 approx. 06:30 PM|
|Location||8 miles NW of Happy Camp, CA and 15 miles SE of Cave Junction, OR|
|Incident Commander||Duane Franklin, Klamath Team 2|
|Incident Description||Strategy: Full Suppression (100%)|
|Coordinates||41.956 latitude, -123.551 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||89%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday October 15th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
The majority of fuel is Timber Understory with mixed conifers and hardwoods, Timber Litter with short and long needles and hardwood litter, and Brush with a mixture of ceanothus, manzanita, and oak species. Heavy fuels and live woody fuels are critically dry.
Minimal creeping and smoldering.
Finish repair of constructed dozer lines and level 1 roads. Continue road repair on fire affected road systems. Monitor fire in Young's Valley.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: Wide spread rain over the fire area has prohibited fire spread and smoke production has been significantly reduced.
24 hours: Cooler conditions and potential rain over the fire area will prohibit fire spread.
48 hours: Although mostly clear skies and relatively dry weather is expected over the fire area, very wet fuels will prohibit fire spread.
72 hours: Although mostly clear skies and relatively dry weather is expected over the fire area, very wet fuels will prohibit fire spread.
4,471 acres in PNW, 33,471 acres on the Klamath N.F, and 192 acres on the Six Rivers N.F.
Widespread precipitation Friday was expected to continue throughout the night. Rain could produce dangerous conditions on the roads and possible debris flow.