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Wildfires Update: Monday, August 7th

Spruce Lake Fire. (South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership - SCOFMP)

Blanket Creek Fire

The U.S. Department of Forestry made progress on the Blanket Creek Fire over the weekend with nearly 10 miles of fire line and 31 percent containment.

The fire is located 9 miles northeast of Prospect and has burned 4,739 acres.

The following trails remain closed until further notice:

  • Pacific Crest Trail, from the park boundary to Highway 62
  • Union Peak Trail
  • Stuart Falls Trail
  • Pumice Flat Trail

More information regarding trail closures can be found here.

Spruce Lake Fire

The Spruce Lake Fire is burning west of Crater Lake National Park and is estimated at 4,681 acres burned and 13 percent contained. Cooler temperatures have attributed to helping fire crews reach containment.

The fire continues to spread southeasterly toward West Rim Road. On Sunday, fire crews hiked began establishing a fire line along the northern boundary of the fire.

Thunderstorms are expected in the area and may hinder containment efforts.

Currently, there is a Level 1 Evacuation Notification, better known as a "Ready, Set, Go!" system,is in place for the Rim Village and the park headquarters area. Level 1 alerts residents and visitors in the area of a potential danger in the area, monitor emergency services websites and local news for information.

The following trails are closed until further notice:

  • Pacific Crest Trail from the south park boundary to Highway 62, and from the intersection of the Dutton Creek Trail north to the North Entrance Road
  • Union Peak Trail
  • Stuart Falls Trail
  • Pumice Flat Trail
  • Boundary Springs Trail
  • Bald Crater Loop Trail
  • Bert Creek Trail;
  • Discovery Point Trail
  • Lightning Springs Trail
  • Rim Trail from Discovery Point to North Junction

The area west of the fire on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is also closed. All Crater Lake National Park services and facilities remain open to the public.

Chetco Bar Fire

The Chetco Bar Fire located in the Kilmoopsis Wildreness has grown to approximately 4,533 acres burned and is still at 0 percent containment.

Air quality in expected to be be moderate today and tomorrow except in Brookings and Gold Beach.

The fire was first reported on July 12th and caused by lighting.

Modoc July Complex Fire

Volunteer evacuations remain in effect in the in Granger Canyon and North Deep Creek areas. The Modoc County Sheriff's Office asks residents to use caution on roadways due to increase emergency crew traffic in response to the Parker 2 fire.

Evacuations in the Rush Creek, North side of County Rd 87, East side of County Rd 90, and Northeast end of Round Valley have been lifted.

Devils Lake Fire

A Type 4 Management Team arrived on Monday to shadow Team 6 before taking command of the Devil’s Lake Fire area on Tuesday.

A red flag warning is still in effect until 9:00 p.m. on Monday.

Potential thunderstorms and rain are expected in the area.

The fire has a reached an estimated 1,702 acres burned and 82 percent contained.


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