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
The Klondike Fire is being managed from Gold Beach by Northwest Incident Management Team 8 (Team 8), Doug Johnson, Incident Commander, with a camp in Cave Junction.
Team 8 is preparing to transition to a local type 4 management organization who will monitor the fire from Agness and Cave Junction. Facebook and Inciweb accounts will be suspended Saturday unless there are any significant changes. An infrared flight over the fire area yesterday detected several heat signatures near containment lines. Firefighters are checking these locations. Restoration of the pastures near the Agness Work Center is underway. Resources will initially focus on fence repairs. Crews and heavy equipment have made significant progress in suppression repair work. Resource advisors are guiding all repairs. Crews will work to clear ditches of Forest Road (FR) 2308 of woody debris and piling the debris for later disposal. An additional local crew will assist with the covering of debris piles created during hazard tree removal. Road repair work is on-going along FR 2509. Work on FR 4105 has been completed.
Fire Weather/Fire Behavior: A cold front will move through the area and bring another round of light rain and drizzle to the fire today. Temperatures are expected between 55 – 65 degrees with relative humidity of 40 – 60%. Winds will be southwest 2 – 7 mph with gusts to 18 mph. No fire growth is expected.
Evacuations: A Level 1 Evacuation Notice (READY) remains 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the Emergency Road and Area Closure in its entirety visit: https://bit.ly/2JqTE99 Today, the Bureau of Land Management rescinded all emergency closures of public lands in Josephine County related to the Klondike and Taylor Fires. All BLM managed lands previously closed by the Klondike and Taylor Creek Fires are now open.
Cutting of firewood is prohibited on any decked logs in the fire area on National Forest System lands. The log decks will be utilized as decided by Forest Service district management.