Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1711 S. Main St
Yreka, CA 96097
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The Slater Fire started on September 8, near Slater Butte Fire Lookout on the Klamath National Forest. It is currently burning on the Klamath, Six Rivers, and Rogue-Siskiyou National Forests in Siskiyou and Del Norte Counties in California and Josephine County in Oregon. Road closure and evacuations are in place due to the Slater Fire.
The Devil Fire, which was detected on September 9, 2020, is located north of Upper Devil's Peak on the Klamath National Forest.
For Specific Evacuation Information contact:
Anyone interested in accessing their home or property should contact the local sheriff’s office.
Siskiyou County information: (530) 841-2900 or www.facebook.com/SiskiyouCountySheriff/
Del Norte County information: (707) 464-7213 or www.facebook.com/DelNorteOfficeOfEmergencyServices and www.preparedelnorte.com/
Closures: The Klamath, Six Rivers, and Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forests have issued fire area closure orders in effect for the Slater and Devil Fires. The Pacific Southwest Region is under emergency fire restrictions, although the use of gas stoves is allowed in open developed recreation sites. Find updated closure orders and maps at: www.fs.usda.gov/klamath, www.fs.usda.gov/rogue-siskiyou, and www.fs.usda.gov/srnf.
Portions of both the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest’s Wild Rivers Ranger District and Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District have reopened for use. Some areas remain closed for emergency crews’ safety and to allow for fire suppression and burned area recovery. Find updated closure orders and maps at: www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/rogue-siskiyou/alerts-notices.
The Bureau of Land Management Medford District has public lands closures in effect near the Slater Fire and South Obenchain Fire. Find closure area maps at: www.blm.gov/programs/public-safety-and-fire/fire-and-aviation/regional-info/oregon-washington/fire-restrictions.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday October 08th, 2020 approx. 06:43 AM|
|Location||Community of Happy Camp and Surrounding Area|
|Incident Commander||T3-North Slater-Monty Edwards T3-South Slater-Brad Rafeedy|
|Coordinates||41.766 latitude, -123.375 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Timber (Litter and Understory) Brush (2 feet)
Fuels outside of recent fire scars are mixed conifer overstory with litter, small trees, and brush understory. Low canopy base heights are common with ladder fuels connecting surface to crown. Recent fire scars are light timber litter and brush fuel models with varying amounts of large down wood.
Fire activity is generally limited to widely scattered and isolated interior heat sources
Fire suppression repair and hazard tree removal.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Any remaining fire activity will be limited to widely scattered and isolated interior heavy fuels(log ends, stump holes) that will continue to consume producing limited amounts of smoke
Agencies involved: Klamath National Forest, Six Rivers National Forest, Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest,
Oregon Medford BLM, Oregon Dept. Of Forestry, Oregon State Fire Marshal, National Park Service
(Oregon Caves NM.). Two Geographic Areas (NOPS, Region 5, PNW, Region 6)
Showers expected this evening and last into Sunday morning. Gusty winds could be a concern Sunday afternoon. Snow levels between2500-3000 feet tonight into Sunday morning. Area has received from 0.16 inch to over 1 inch of precipitation over the last 3 days. Dry weather returns Monday, then more fronts will follow the rest of next week. A couple strong and moist fronts are possible Thursday through Friday night.