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

10/31/18 Klondike Fire Update

Klondike Fire Wildfire
News – 10/31/2018

The Klondike Fire is being managed from Gold Beach by Northwest Incident Management Team 8, Doug Johnson, Incident Commander, with camps in Agness and Cave Junction.

Agness camp, located at the Forest Service Work Center, will be closing today. Fire resources working to complete suppression repair will be relocated to the Curry County Fairgrounds. Restaurants in the Agness area will continue to be utilized to feed these firefighters. Plans are underway to restore the pastures near the Work Center used as camp during the Klondike Fire including: disking, seeding, and fertilizing.

West Zone – Crew and heavy equipment are making significant progress in suppression repair work. Suppression repair includes: removing berms on dozer lines, installing waterbars, and hazard tree abatement. Firefighters are also on the watch for smokes near containment lines and mopping up any heat.

East Zone – Road repair work is ongoing along Forest Road (FR) 4105, FR 2509, FR 25, and FR 2512 near Flat Top Ridge. All work along FR 2510 has been completed. The goal of repairing roads is to effectively drain water off of the road, minimize erosion and repair damaged driving surfaces. Repair includes: grading roads, adding crushed rock as necessary, clearing ditches, and installing waterbars.

Fire Weather/Fire Behavior: Today, a weak, warm front will bring a transition to moist south/southwesterly flow with occasional light rain or drizzle across the western portion of the fire. High pressure Thursday should bring another dry day . Temperatures today are expected between 52 – 62 degrees with relative humidity of 60 – 80 %. Winds will be south/southwest 5 – 10 mph with gusts to 20 mph.

Evacuations: A Level 1 Evacuation Notice (READY) 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 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: Cutting of firewood is prohibited on any decked logs in the fire area. The log decks will be utilized as decided by Forest Service district management.

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