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Wildfires: Monday Update

Courtesy: KRCR)

Delta Fire

As of Monday, September 24th, the Delta Fire has burned to 60,705 acres, and is 98% contained, thanks to the combined efforts of federal, state, and local firefighters.

Mop up efforts continue, though steep terrain and heavy fuel loads remain an enduring challenge in fighting this fire.

For specific recreations information regarding area closures, the Shasta Lake Ranger District is available at (530) 275-1587 as well as the Mt. Shasta Ranger Station at (5350) 926-4511.

There are no evacuations or advisories for the Delta Fire in Shasta, Trinity, and Siskiyou Counties.

Klondike and Taylor Creek Fire

The Klondike Fire is 146,498 acres large, and at 72% containment, according to the Incident Information System.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Klondike Fire area for strong wind and low humidity through 11 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday. The Klondike Fire grew approximately 550 acres yesterday.

Firefighters continue to extend containment lines from the 150 Road south from Burnt Ridge. Helicopters have been critical to minimizing fire growth in steep terrain with poor access.

Brookings, Gold Beach, and other area southwest of the fire can expect more smoke impacts this week.

The Taylor Creek Fire has burned to 52,839 acres, and is 95% contained. Repair activities are underway.

No additional fire growth is expected on the Taylor Creek or the East Zone of the Klondike Fire as there are well tested fire-lines surrounding the perimeter. Residents of the Illinois River Valley may see small smoke columns rising from the fire area depending on the weather but this is from unburned islands torching out within the containment lines.

Miles Fire

The Miles Fire is approximately 54,334 acres and 70% contained as of Saturday, September 22nd. This is a 200 acreage increase from the last fire update.

Danger tree removal is continuing throughout the fire's perimeter. Firefighters continue to patrol and secure the perimeter, as well as doing fire suppression repair.

Overall, dry and gusty winds are expected, with a strong warming trend early this week.

Motorists are asked to be vigilant as firefighting equipment travels down roadways.

More information on this fire can be found at (541) 825-3295

Natchez Fire

As of Monday, the Natchez Fire is 33,813 acres large, and 84% contained.

Firefighters will continue to monitor for and extinguish hot spots within fire lines and continue with repair and rehab on controlled fire boundaries.

Two Closure Orders remain in effect for the national forest roads, trails and lands near the Natchez Fire area. Both Closures can be found here.

Forest visitors need to exercise caution near the fire closure area since heavy equipment and firefighting vehicles are utilizing area roads.

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