Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd. Medford OR. 97504 Oregon
Medford, OR 97504
Klondike Fire Information
Hours: 7 AM to 8 PM Daily
Klondike Fire West Zone – It was wet and productive on the firelines yesterday and fire crews were able to gain an additional 5% containment. The Klondike Fire is now 80% contained. All divisions continued to mop-up containment lines and hose lays and other equipment no longer needed were pulled off the firelines.
Resources continue to be released from the incident due to the increased containment and decrease in fire behavior. Fire managers are working to balance the workforce needs with the operational objectives and weather concerns. Hazard tree falling continues to be important since fire-weakened trees are extremely dangerous during the weeks after a wildfire. Other dangers include slick road surfaces and poor footing on the wet, steep and rugged slopes.
Fire Weather/Fire Behavior: It will be damp again today with just a few hours of dry weather before a much stronger front approaches the coast this afternoon. Rain and south wind are expected to increase as the front approaches during the evening, with rain becoming heavy at times, with up to 2 inches possible. Showers may persist on Sunday and bring at least another half inch of rain to the fire area. Fuels continue to absorb moisture with continuous rainfall over the fire area.
Evacuations: A Level 2 (BE SET) is in place for all residences in the area of Oak Flat Road, Old House Creek Road and all residents on the north and south sides of the Agness Road (3300) from the Illinois River Bridge to Coon Rock Bridge.
Klondike East Zone – Firefighters cleared debris and trees to protect the outlet at Spalding Pond. Dozer fireline repair is complete on the zone. Debris piling continues along the 4105 (Six Mile) road. The 2509 road will require a few more days of work to complete danger tree removal and grading. All danger trees will be decked by Saturday evening.