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Slater/Devil Fires

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Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1711 S. Main St
Yreka, CA 96097

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Slater and Devil Fires Evening Update, September 13

Slater/Devil Fires Wildfire
News – 9/14/2020

FIRE SUMMARY

Oregon area: Today, firefighters established direct fire lines off the established indirect fire lines on the north side of the fire.  There was increased structure defense preparation in the Holland Corners area, and direct and indirect line construction continues in the Dwight Creek area where the Slater Fire has crossed Highway 199.

Gasquet Area: Firefighters continued to prepare and hold the Knopki Road to protect the town of Gasquet. They also identified additional contingency lines east of town

Happy Camp: Crews made good progress on constructing fire lines around structures in the Thompson Creek area and in Happy Camp. The Slater Fire is backing slowly to Highway 96, and crews are on scene to help ensure it doesn’t cross the road. Crews scouted the Devil Fire and found it stopped along the Pacific Crest Trail. The trail will likely become the eastern containment line.  Firefighters continued to improve dozer lines protecting Seiad.


Acreage                              Containment
Slater     126,333                 5%      
Devil      4,149                       0%          ·                                                         

Crews:  10 
Engines:  61     
Dozers:  11     
Water tenders:  3   
Helicopters:  5     
    

·Fire was scouted today but it is currently unstaffed.

EVACUATIONS

California: EVACUATION ORDERS remain in effect for most of Happy Camp. EVACUATION WARNINGS are in place for Elk Creek Road and Seiad along Highway 96, as well as for Gasquet.

Oregon:  Oregon, Level 3 “Go” orders are in effect in the O'Brien, and Takilma areas, Dick George Road (including most of Holland Loop) and Takilma Road areas, Brown Road, O'Brien and all areas south of Brown Road O'Brien. EVACUATION WARNINGS are in effect for Gasquet in California, while nearby communities of Hiouchi and Big Flat are on Level 1 “Get Ready” alert. Level 2 “Get Set” orders are in effect south of Kerby and Cave Junction areas in Oregon.

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ROAD CLOSURES

Highway 199 remains closed from Panther Flat (north of Gasquet) to the California/Oregon state line

Highway 96 remains closed from Clear Creek to Portuguese Creek

PUBLIC LAND CLOSURES

National Forest Closures, California: National Forests in California have been closed from September 9 through 14, 2020. More details on these closure orders, along with fire restrictions orders, can be found

National Forest Closures, Oregon:

The Wild Rivers and Siskiyou Mountains Ranger Districts are currently closed due to extreme fire danger. These closures cover all National Forest forested areas, developed campgrounds, dispersed camping, day use areas, wilderness areas, and all forest roads and trails within those two Districts.

BLM Closures: As a result of extreme fire activity, the Bureau of Land Management Medford District has temporarily closed all BLM-administered public lands south of Grants Pass, Interstate 5, and U.S. Route 199 to the border of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. Maps of the closure areas are available on the BLM’s website.     

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