Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd.
Medford, OR 97504
The Klondike Fire remains active, mainly along the northern portion of the fire south of Agness.
Klondike: 117,458 acres and 51% contained
Taylor Creek: 52,839 acres and 95% contained
Dense smoke is expected to linger in valleys within the Rogue River-Siskiyou NF and surrounding areas and will again be slow to lift, likely not until noon or later. This afternoon winds will gain shift to westerly mid to late afternoon, followed by a frontal passage in the evening. Smoke is again expected to impact communities towards the east of the fire and along the Highway 199 and I5 corridor this afternoon, but should begin to clear as the front moves through after sunset. Dense smoke is again expected to settle into valleys below active fire tomorrow morning. Saturday dense smoke is expected in areas below active fire, which will be slow to lift. Light winds from the northwest are expected but improved conditions are expected in the Rogue River Valley after the passage of the front.