Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd.
Medford, OR 97504
The Klondike Fire is 72% contained and 163,724 acres. Fire is most active at the confluence of Indigo Creek and Illinois River, Snail/Slim Creek drainages, Little Silver Creek, and Montana Springs.
Conditions continue to be dry and favorable for fire activity today. Winds will be from the Southwest, moving some smoke into Eastern Rogue River drainages and into Grants Pass and Merlin. Agness will continue to experience unhealthy air quality and smoke. Southwest winds will move smoke from the Natchez Fire into the Medford and Ashland areas.
Conditions are expected to be dry, with cooler temperatures and increased humidity moving in this evening. Inversions that have trapped smoke in valleys and in Agness will start to break apart, moderating smoke levels. Southwest winds will continue move smoke into the Merlin, Grants Pass, and Agness areas. Potential exists for smoke from the Natchez Fire to impact Provolt, Medford, and Ashland areas.