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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 Daily Update for 9/29/20

Slater/Devil Fires Wildfire
News – 9/29/2020

Summary The Red Flag Warning ended yesterday at 8 p.m. The fire line held very well with no movement or growth reported. With the high temperatures yesterday and forecasted through the rest of the week, fuels will continue to dry out. Fire officials remind the public to use extra caution due to the extreme fire conditions. Winds out of the south will blow smoke into the fire area today.

Slater Fire: Crews will continue to hold and improve the line from the Oregon/California border on the west side of Highway 199 east to the Sucker Creek area. . Mop-up and direct line construction continue on the north end of the fire and crews continue to make great progress as increased humidity and natural barriers have slowed fire activity. In both the north and south, the primary work for firefighters is mop-up and patrolling to evaluate the fire edge as fuels continue to dry. The fire line continues to hold while interior pockets of unburned fuels will ignite as fuels dry. Crews continue to dig control lines and make great progress as moisture from the recent rains and natural barriers have slowed the fire. Today, Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office and remaining structural firefighting task forces demobilized. Completion of structural protection coincided with decreased evacuation levels in Josephine County. Structural firefighters deployed to the Slater Fire protected and triaged over 2,700 structures.

Devil Fire: Even with the Red Flag Warning yesterday, fire lookouts reported very little smoke from the Devil fire. Crews have made good progress on the fire and lines held along the fire edge. Firefighters continue to build line along the southwest side. Crews will continue mopping up hotspots, improving the line, and patrolling the fire’s edge. The south edge of the fire has been contained from the Pacific Crest Trail towards Fort Goff Creek.

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