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Incident Information -- Northwest Large Fire Information Summary

A Large Fire as defined by the National Wildland Coordinating Group, is any wildland fire in timber 100 acres or greater, and 300 acres or greater in grasslands/rangelands, or has an Incident Management Team assigned to it.

Information received from the National ICS-209 incident reporting database for large fires is updated each morning, and shows what has been reported by the Incident Commander the previous day at 7:00 PM. Information shown for each fire incident on the current day may not reflect changes made since the previous days ICS-209 input.

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Updated:    Thursday, 4th October 2018 at 08:27:00 AM


General Info
Klondike OR-RSF-000354
9 miles northwest of Selma, OR 167033
2018-07-15 Lightning
72 2018-10-31
6 minor structures
Timber, grass and brush, and standing and fallen dead material from previous fires. USDA Forest Service
565 11 5 24
Incident Contacts



Klondike Fire West Zone The Fire area received from one to three tenths of an inch of rain yesterday and through the night. Damp conditions will decrease as the system exits. It will still be cool today, with a south-southwest wind that could gust above 10 mph. Firefighters will be checking their work areas to verify where rain actually fell and its effects on local fuels. The Fire’s proximity to the Bear Camp Road (23) in the north, west of Chrome Ridge, and above Horse Sign Creek continue to receive focus today. Firefighters continue to monitor a 1/10-acre spot fire that was detected and suppressed yesterday north of Indigo Creek, just above its confluence with the Illinois River. Road repair and soil protection continues on firelines that are no longer needed. Suppression containment lines are not expected to be challenged today. Cool, humid conditions should last several days before a return to warmer, dryer conditions next week, which will allow fuels to dry again. There is no change in the reported fire size today because infrared detection is not effective through cloud cover. Forest Road 23 (Bear Camp Road) remains open to public traffic. Paved and gravel roads will be slippery today after months without rain. Hunters and travelers are urged to be aware of the closed roads and closed portions of National Forest and BLM land, particularly those adjacent to firefighters working along the Bear Camp Road (23) and Burnt Ridge Road (2308). Klondike Fire East Zone and Taylor Creek Fire Rainfall amounts ranging from .05 to .20 inches across the East Zone have prompted the shifting of firefighting resources. Initial attack engines and crewmembers will not be staged on Chrome Ridge today, but will remain in place near Miami Bar. No lightning was observed over the East Zone, but firefighters from the Zone will respond to any new fires resulting from lightning that occurred elsewhere in southwest Oregon. Firefighters expect that the rainfall will cause additional material to slump from burned areas into ditches, so a priority for today will be using backhoes to keep ditches clear to protect roadways.

2018-10-04 08:26:51