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.
The following evacuations have been issued.
- Copco Lake Area - Areas east of Jenny/Fall Creek, south of the Oregon State Line, north of Copco Road and west of Topsey Grade
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.
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
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