Wild fire Update: Friday, August 11th

Chetco Bar Fire (U.S. Forest Service- Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest)

Flounce Fire

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

Crews say after evaluating fire behavior, a joint decision was made to lift the level 1, be ready, evacuation notice.

The Flounce Fire is now 40 percent contained and is estimated at 690 acres.

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 and has reached more than 5,036 acres.

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.

A public meeting will be held at the Seiad Fire Hall in Seiad on Friday August 11th at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the Cedar Fire on the Klamath National Forest.

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