Wildfire Update: Klamathon Fire PM Update July 11th

 Smoke and Flames of the Klamathon Fire visible from Interstate 5 (Inciweb)

Smoke and Flames of the Klamathon Fire visible from Interstate 5 (Inciweb)

Map of the Klamaton Fire showing the burned areas. (Inciweb)

Minimal fire behavior was observed today with minimal fire activity anticipated for tonight.

The south, west and east flank lines were completed and are holding within the current containment lines.

Dozers will continue to reinforce contingency lines on the north and northeast perimeter of the fire. Mop-up and strengthening of control lines will continue on all other flanks of the fire including fire suppression repairs.

Progress in the north and northeast is slow due to terrain and poor access for crews and equipment.

 

Evacuations

The following evacuations have been issued.

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

Evacuation Warnings:

  • Copco Lake Area - Areas east of Jenny/Fall Creek, south of the Oregon State Line, north of Copco Road and west of Topsey Grade

OREGON RESIDENTS

The following areas in Jackson County will be placed at a Level 2 (yellow) “Be Set” evacuation notice:

  • The area east of Interstate 5, covering Bureau of Land Management lands and private properties west of the Jackson-Klamath County line, north of the Oregon-California border, and south of a line that extends from the intersection of I-5 and the Mount Ashland Ski Road due east to the Jackson-Klamath County line.

The following areas in Jackson County will reduce to a Level 1 (green) "Be Ready" evacuation notice:

  • The area east of Interstate 5, covering Bureau of Land Management lands and private properties west of the Jackson-Klamath County line, north of the line that extends from the intersection of I-5 and the Mount Ashland Ski Road due east to the Jackson-Klamath County line, north to Highway 66.

All other evacuations levels west of I-5 have been lifted.

Cooperating Agencies

California Department of Transportation, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Highway Patrol, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Siskiyou County Office of Emergency Services, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon State Police, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, United States Forest Service Klamath National Forest, United States Forest Service Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, US Bureau of Land Management Redding District, US Bureau of Land Management Medford District, Red Cross, National Weather Service, California Conservation Corps., CA National Guard, Klamath County Sheriff’s Office

Incident Facts
Incident Start Date July 5, 2018
Incident Start Time 12:31pm
Incident Type Vegetation Fire
Cause Under Investigation
Incident Location Off Klamathon Road and Copco Road, near Hornbrook, Calif.
CAL FIRE Unit Siskiyou Unit
Unified Command Agencies CAL FIRE, Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Forestry
Size 36,500 acres
Containment 65%
Expected Full Containment 7/15/18
Civilian Injuries 0
Civilian Fatalities 1
Firefighter Injuries 3
Firefighter Fatalities 0
Structures Threatened 315
Structures Destroyed 82
Structures Damaged 12
Assigned Resources
Engines 131
Water Tenders 22
Helicopters 28
Hand Crews 57
Dozers 27
Total Personnel 2299
Air Tankers Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the State are flying fire
suppression missions as conditions allow

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