Fire Report - 10/17/2018 - 1 pm update
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Significant fires with high activity levels in Oregon and Northern California from Redding on up will be reported on and updated daily. Significant fires are those of 100 acres or more in timber, or 300 acres or more in grass.
This page will be updated as any significant fires are occurring that are a concern. We will not report on fires that are in mop up mode and not considered a threat any longer.
Klondike Fire - burning in Curry County south and east of Agness, and in Josephine County north of Cave Junction and Selma, and west of Galice. 172,797 acres and 72 percent containment at last report. The fire began July 15th due to a lightning strike in very difficult to access terrain in Western Josephine County in the Klamiopsis Wilderness. The fire is burning on a mix of the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest and Private lands. The fire is burning in a mix of fuel types with heavy timber now the dominant fuel. Fire behavior has been active with spotting, up hill runs, and torching. 457 fire fighters are assigned under a joint command of a Northwest Type 2 IMT with Eric Knerr as the IC, and the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Red team with Ian Yocum as the IC.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared the Conflagration Act early Monday morning which brought in the Oregon State Fire Marshals Team and resources from out of the area to defend structures. Critical suppression resources like hot shot crews, and type 1 heavy helicopters are being brought back into the fight. The highest priority is defense of the populated areas in and near Agness. All of the activity of the fire of concern is the northern side closest to Agness. The area of the fire to the south near Cave Junction and Selma continues to smolder with rehab continuing. Click here for more fire information including maps.
Stukel Mountain Fire - Final report - burning in Klamath County 11 miles southeast of Klamath Falls. 500 acres and 70 percent containment at last report. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The fire is burning on lands under protection of the Oregon Department of Forestry. The fire is burning in grass, brush, and juniper. Fire behavior has been minimal with smoldering and creeping. A Type 3 IMT is in command of the fire.
The winds came off the fire which stopped spread and decreased activity level. Since then fire fighters have had the upper hand. Mop up is proceeding in all sections of the fire today. The level 1 evacuation notices that had been up for the Hill Road area have been lowered. Resources are being released off the fire now. Click here for more fire information including maps.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - Humboldt, Del Norte, Shasta, Trinity, Lassen, Modoc, and Siskiyou Counties -