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
The Klondike Fire is being managed from Gold Beach by Northwest Incident Management Team 8, Doug Johnson, Incident Commander, with a camp in Cave Junction. Fire resources working on suppression repair relocated to the Curry County Fairgrounds in Gold Beach. Restaurants in the Agness area will continue to feed these resources. Restoration of the pastures near the Work Center used as fire camp will be completed by disking, seeding, and fertilizing. Fences will also be repaired.
West Zone – Crews and heavy equipment have made significant progress in suppression repair work. Suppression repair is focusing on primary dozer containment lines by installing waterbars and spreading straw. 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 and FR 2509. All work along FR 25 and FR 2512 has been successfully 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 high pressure should bring a dry day with temperatures a few degrees above normal. Temperatures are expected between 60 – 66 degrees with relative humidity of 40 – 60%. Winds will be northeast 3 – 7 mph with gusts to 12 mph. No fire growth is expected. An infrared flight has been ordered to check heat intensity levels over the fire area. If any large amounts of heat are detected, fire managers will take appropriate actions.
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 for public and firefighter safety. To view the Emergency Road and Area Closure in its entirety see: https://bit.ly/2JqTE99 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.