Klondike Fire


ACTIVE

Incident #: RSF-354
Fire Start: 4 months ago
Location: 15.6 miles WNW of Selma, OR
Acres: 175,258
Agency: Rogue Valley Interagency Communication Center (OR-RVC)

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 31 mins, 49 secs ago — The Klondike Fire is burning in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. The fire started on July 15 from a lightning strike in the area of Klondike Creek about 9 miles southwest of Selma, OR. The Klondike West fire is actively burning in the footprint of the 2002 Biscuit Fire and in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. Portions of the fire are contained by previously burned areas including the Chetco Bar Fire of 2017. The Taylor Creek and Klondike Fires were split into zones on Saturday, Aug. 18. The fires are now referred to as Taylor Creek Fire, Klondike Fire East, and Klondike Fire West. Online Links InciWeb: Taylor Creek Fire InciWeb: Klondike Fire Evacuation levels: http://bit.ly/joco-evac Facebook: Taylor Creek & Klondike FiresRogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

Contact

Incident Contact
Klondike Fire Information
Phone: 541-618-2113
Hours: 7 AM to 8 PM Daily
Fire Unit Information
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd.
Medford, OR 97504

Basic Information

Cause
Lightning/natural
Date of Origin
Sunday July 15th, 2018 approx. 10:45 PM
Location
9 miles northwest of Selma, OR
Incident Commander
Howard McGuire
Coordinates
42.369 latitude, -123.86 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel
185
Size
175,258 Acres
% Contained
90%
Estimated Containment Date
Wednesday October 31st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Timber (Grass and Understory)
Brush (2 feet)

Mixed conifer and hardwood timber stands interspersed with brush patches. Abundant snags and jackpots of heavy fuels.
Significant Events
Fire activity consisted of continued smoldering and consumption of heavy fuels like logs and stumps.

Outlook

Planned Actions
Resources will focus on suppression repair and back haul of equipment.

Suppression repair will continue as opportunities and personnel are available. As of 1600 this evening 50% of assessed repair work on points such as drop points, heli-spots, heli-bases, and spike camps has been completed, as well as the repair of 61% of assessed fire line including hand line and dozer line as well as 89% of roads needing repair have been completed.
Projected Incident Activity
12 hours:
No growth is expected through the period. Heavy fuels like logs and stumps will continue to smolder. Minimal smoke production will occur.

24 hours:
No growth is expected through the period. Heavy fuels like logs and stumps will continue to smolder. Minimal smoke production will occur

48 hours:
No growth is expected through the period. Heavy fuels like logs and stumps will continue to smolder. Minimal smoke production will occur

72 hours:
Even with drier weather forecasted relative humidity remains elevated and minimal fire behavior is expected as fuels remain moist.

Anticipated after 72 hours:
Near the end of the drying trend, there is low potential to see some creep in pockets of unburned fuel.
Remarks