Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd.
Medford, OR 97504
The Klondike Fire is 140,232 acres and is 64% contained. The fire added about 2,020 acres of growth yesterday from a combination of tactical firing towards containment, natural growth, and smoldering fuels. Drier conditions are expected today which may moderately increase natural growth in the interior.
Smoke is impacting Medford and Ashland this morning with moderate to unhealthy conditions that may persist into the mid-to-late afternoon when winds shift to a southwesterly flow. Coastal communities should continue to experience mostly good conditions. Winds from the SW may bring drier winds to the fire creating conditions that allow burning in the interior to pick up.
Wetter conditions are expected tomorrow, including a 60% chance of light wetting rains. This should moderate smoke impacts.