Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd.
Medford, OR 97504
Smoke Outlook for 9/03 - 9/04
SW Oregon - Taylor Creek and Klondike Fires
Issued at: 2018-09-03 06:59 PDT
The Klondike Fire remains active, both along the northern
portion south of Agness and in the southern extents to the east
of Pearsoll Peak.
Klondike: 106,653 acres and 42% contained
Taylor Creek: 52,839 acres and 95% contained
A new fire start occurred yesterday evening near Hugo, north
of Merlin. Additional information is not available at this time.
Northeast to north winds are expected today which will result
in smoke impacts across much of the Rogue River-Siskiyou NF
to the south of the Klondike fire. Smoke will occasionally
impact the Brookings area, especially morning and overnight.
Smoke may also impact the Gold Beach area at times. Look for
a near repeat on Tuesday.
Merlin, Grants Pass, and the Highway 199 corridor may be
impacted by smoke from the new fire near Hugo today.
Additionally, smoke impacts may also be seen at times due to
other regional fires.
Sensitive groups should take precautions and limit time
outdoors when smoke is present. Pay attention to changing
conditions and visibility, especially while driving.