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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||Tuesday September 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||85%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday November 15th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM|
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.
The Slater fire continues to show only scattered and isolated interior heat sources, with limited active fire edge (backing and flanking) remaining on the southwest aspect of Swan Mountain, and along portions the headwater of Thompson Creek in the Red Buttes Wilderness and Kangaroo Mountain Roadless Area. At present only limited areas fire spread with areas of smoldering and surface creep on southern aspects.
Secure, patrol, and mop-up control lines. Fire suppression repair and hazard tree removal.
|Projected Incident Activity|
A shallow, mostly dry cold front may bring slightly cooler temperatures followed by another round of east winds Friday night into Saturday. Very dry, with light winds over upper slopes providing limited potential for fire activity. Remaining fire activity is limited to widely scattered and
24 hours: isolated interior heavy fuels (log ends, stump holes) that will continue to consume producing limited amounts of smoke. Continued areas of active backing and flanking fire behavior on exposed upper slopes of Swan Mtn., and upper Thompson Creek. Increased smoke production in the Swan Mtn. and upper Thompson Creek headwaters area due to dry fuels and very low relative humidity.
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)
A strong inversion in place this morning is resulting in very low RHs on the ridge tops. It will be very warm and dry again this afternoon by late October standards. Poor RH recoveries are again expected tonight into Friday morning across the upper slopes and ridges. A weak cold front and associated marine push Friday into Saturday will bring higher RH and lower temperatures, as well as another surge of
moderate easterly winds across southwestern Oregon and northwestern California. High pressure is then likely to gradually give way to low pressure troughing over the Pacific Northwest next week with increasing probabilities of precipitation with time beginning on Election Day.