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Fire Updates: Saturday, Aug. 12

Nugget Fire near Gold Hill. (Gayle Dixon)

Nugget Fire - Gold Hill

Fire crews work to contain Nugget Fire burning on Nugget Butte near communication towers near Gold Hill.

The Oregon Department of Forestry says, the fire is estimated to be about 5 to 10 acres.

Fire crews from ODF Southwest District are responding on ground and in the air along with Rogue River Fire.

Firefighters are working on getting a line around the fire and an accurate mapping.

The fire is said to be started by lighting. Access to the Nugget Fire is limited to one road. ODF has been fighting the fire with multiple helicopters dipping out of the Rogue River. Where the Nugget Fire burns is familiar territory during fire season.


Southern Oregon/Northern Ca — Flounce Fire

Oregon Department of Forestry are working hard on the Flounce Fire burning near Shady Cove.

Containment lines are being strengthened and heavy mop-up is taking place to prevent any further fire spread. The fire remains an estimated 690 acres and is now 45 percent contained.

Blanket Creek Fire

Cooler temperatures have helped firefighters to gain ground on the Blanket Creek Fire.

There are no structures or private resources threatened by the fire.

Firefighters continue to reinforce a contingency fire line along Forest Road and north of Ginko Road.

The fire has reached 4,800 acres and is 39 percent contained.

Chetco Bar Fire

The Chetco Bar Fire has had moderate fire growth. with an approximate fire acreage of 5,328.

Firefighters are unable to engage the fire due to the terrain but will once the its appropriate and safe to do so.

The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest has closed upper Chetco.

The fire is 0 percent contained.

Spruce Lake Fire

A type one California Interagency Incident Management team took command of the Spruce Lake Fire.

The type one team will be responsible for 400,000 thousand acres of Crater Lake National Park.

Recent storm activity has produced approximately 36 small fires.

The fire has now reached an estimated 4,734 acres and is 31 percent contained.

The Level 1 Evacuation Notice for Rim Village and park headquarters has been lifted.

The following trail closures due to the Spruce Lake and Blanket Creek Fires continue to be in effect until further notice:

Pacific Crest Trail, from the park boundary to Highway 62 and from the intersection of Dutton Creek Trail north to the North Entrance Road

Watchman Peak Trail

Boundary Springs Trail

All of Bald Crater Loop Trail

Bert Creek Trail

Lightning Springs Trail

Union Peak Trail

Stuart Falls Trail

Pumice Flat Trail

Cedar and Clear fires

Klamath National Forest has multiple fires happening simultaneously.

The Clear Fire that was started by a lighting strike in July has reached 6,553 acres and is 62 percent contained.

The Cedar fire is burning a mile from east of Cedar-Thompson Creek It's estimated at 350 acres.

Fire mangers are putting a plan in place today that will open and clear old dozer lines.

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