Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd.
Medford, OR 97504
Klondike Fire Information
Hours: 7 AM to 8 PM Daily
Curry County Sheriff’s Office lowered the evacuation level in the Agness, Oak Flat, and Illahee areas to a Level 1 (Ready). All evacuation areas near the Klondike Fire previously at Level 2 are lowered to Level 1.
Klondike Fire, in its entirety, is managed by Northwest Incident Management Team 8, Doug Johnson, Incident Commander, from Gold Beach, Oregon with camps in Agness and Cave Junction.
West Zone – Firefighters and equipment were able to safely re-engage yesterday after the heavy precipitation events and proceed with repair work. 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 work is proceeding along the Forest Road (FR) 4105, FR 2509, FR25, and FR 2512 near Flat Top Ridge. 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: High pressure is building over the area with low temperatures forecasted in the 30’s and high temperatures near 40 degrees. East winds 2-5 mph will shift to northwest 3-7 mph with gusts to 12 mph by afternoon. Rain showers are expected over the area on Wednesday. Another frontal system is likely for the week-end bringing another round of gusty, south winds and the threat of heavy rainfall.
Closures: The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Area Closure over the Klondike Fire area remains in effect. A reduction in the Closure Area went into effect on October 29th. View the new Emergency Road and Area Closure in its entirety at: https://bit.ly/2JqTE99
The Forest has reduced the fire danger to the “low” level. All logs decks in the fire area are closed to firewood cutting. The log decks will be utilized as decided by the local, Forest Service district management. The temporary flight restriction over the fire area has been lifted.