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, but cooler temperatures, lighter winds, higher humidity, and shorter days should moderate fire behavior. However smoldering from the large burned area and continued firing operations will continue to produce smoke.
Klondike: 125,627 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 smoke is expected to be pushed into the Illinois Valley and possibly into the Rogue River Valley, but should be less than yesterday. Dense smoke is again expected to settle into valleys below active fire overnight and tomorrow morning. Similar conditions are expected on Sunday.