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Natchez Fire

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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd.
Medford, OR 97504

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Natchez Fire Information
Email: 2018.NatchezFire@firenet.gov
Phone: 503-867-7959
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

2018 9/19-23/18 Natchez Fire Update

Natchez Fire Wildfire
News – 9/19/2018

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Natchez Fire Information 503-867-7959



Email: 2018.NatchezFire@firenet.gov

Current Status:

Acres: 33,340 Engines: 5

Containment: 84% Water Tenders: 5

Total Personnel: 148 Graders: 1

Crews: 3 Helicopters: 3

Happy Camp, CA- 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.

Weather: A warming and drying trend is forcast for today through Friday, with temperatures moderating through Sunday.

Today through Sunday’s Activities: Firefighters will continue to monitor for and extinguish hot spots within firelines and continue with repair and rehab on controlled fire boundaries.

Smoke: Air quality and health information are available at http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com. Information from a temporary air quality monitor located in Happy Camp can be accessed at: https://bit.ly/2o2Z4xf.

Closure Orders: Two Closure Orders remain in effect for the national forest roads, trails and lands near the Natchez Fire area. Both Closures can be found on Inciweb at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/5948/

The B-Zone deer hunting season opened on Saturday 9/15/18 and continues until Sunday 10/21/18. Forest visitors need to exercise caution near the fire closure area since heavy equipment and firefighting vehicles are utilizing area roads. Visitors can contact the ranger station nearest their destination for current information. For a high resolution closure map, please use the following link: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closure/5948.