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Klondike Fire

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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd. Medford OR. 97504 Oregon
Medford, OR 97504

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Klondike Fire Information
Phone: 541-618-2113
Hours: 7 AM to 8 PM Daily

10/29/18 Klondike Fire Update

Klondike Fire Wildfire
News – 10/29/2018

Northwest Incident Management Team 8 Doug Johnson, Incident Commander, (NWIMT8) assumed management of the entire Klondike Fire last evening. The incident command post remains in Gold Beach at the Curry County Fairgrounds while spike camps remain located in Agness at the Forest Service Guard Station and in Cave Junction at the Wild River Ranger District. NWIMT8 would like to thank NWIMT7, Eric Knerr, Incident Commander, and Rogue River-Siskiyou Type 3 Team, Monty Edwards, Incident Commander, plus all the firefighter and cooperators for all the worked completed thus far on the Klondike Fire.

West Zone – Fire operations are quickly shifting from suppression to suppression repair. Suppression repair work will include but not limited to, removing berms on dozer lines, returning drainage elements to functioning stable conditions, and installing waterbars.

East Zone – Road repair is on-going. The goal of repairing roads is to return drainage elements to functioning stable condition to effectively route water off of the road, minimize erosion and repair damaged driving surfaces. Repair includes but are not limited to grading roads, clearing ditches, and installing waterbars. Where heavy equipment is used in suppression repair, closures will remain in place to protect the firefighters and the public.

Fire Weather/Fire Behavior: Widespread rain fell on the fire overnight with varying amounts of precipitation. Cool showery weather will persistent with below normal temperatures. Rainfall amounts are forecasted for around .25 inches. Much colder temperatures and showery weather to persist through Tuesday. Minimal fire activity is expected today limited to smoldering and continued consumption of isolated pockets of heavy fuels with no spread.

Evacuations: A Level 2 Evacuation Notice (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.

Closures: The Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest Area Closures remain in effect. The temporary flight restrictions over the fire area have been lifted.