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Slater/Devil Fires

Unit Information

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

Del Norte County information: (707) 464-7213 or  and

 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:,, and

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:

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:   

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginThursday October 08th, 2020 approx. 06:43 AM
LocationCommunity of Happy Camp and Surrounding Area
Incident CommanderT3-North Slater-Monty Edwards T3-South Slater-Brad Rafeedy
Coordinates41.766 latitude, -123.375 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel157
Size157,229 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

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.

Significant Events

Fire activity is generally limited to widely scattered and isolated interior heat sources


Planned Actions

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)

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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.