Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd.
Medford, OR 97504
The Klondike Fire had minimal growth yesterday mainly as a result of firing operations that continued to expand containment lines along the north edge of the fire. However interior smoldering from the large burned area will continue to produce significant smoke. Currently the Klondike Fire is 129,444 acres and 51% contained. Similar conditions are expected today.
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 Rogue River Valley and Illinois River Valley, but should lighten overnight. Dense smoke is again expected to settle over the fire area overnight and tomorrow morning.
Similar impacts expected tomorrow.