Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd. Medford OR. 97504 Oregon
Medford, OR 97504
Smoke Forecasting has returned for the Klondike Fire. Air quality monitors will be placed back online in Brookings, Selma, and Merlin.
The Klondike Fire is 72% contained and 142,896 acres. Fire is most active at the confluence of Indigo Creek and Illinois River, Snail/Slim Creek drainages, and Little Silver Creek.
Winds today will be primarily out of the NE with Brookings likely receiving more smoke than has been the case over the past couple weeks. Weather conditions are favorable for good mixing, however, and smoke concentrations should remain in the moderate range for much of the day. Agness will continue to experience heavy smoke impacts in the hazardous to unhealthy range from mid-morning to early afternoon. Other areas should experience good air quality.
Tomorrow winds shift, coming from ENE in the morning and W- NW in the afternoon. Wind speeds will also drop a bit leading to more drainage-related smoke movement. Gold Beach, Cave Junction, and Selma may see more smoke tomorrow, though expect good to moderate conditions overall.