Fires: What You Need to Know for Monday

Photo: Klamath National Forest Service

 

 

Updated: Monday 3:00 AM PT

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Here’s your rundown on the most current data we have on the recent fires and other fire-related information that you might need to know :

Photo: Klamath National Forest Service

Air Quality Advisory: Although  the 24 hour Air Quality Index is presently in the moderate (Yellow) range, our hourly readings are in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range (Red). We expect the air to continue to stay in the Unhealthy for Sensitive range  and possibly getting into the Unhealthy for all range on Friday.

Fire Stats:
Beaver Fire: In Siskiyou County on the Klamath National Forest near Beaver Creek Road, north of Highway 96 near the Klamath River.
Size: 22,397 
Containment: 25%

Oregon Gulch- Most of the fire is in the mop-up stage.
SIZE: 35,093 acres (9,464 acres in California)
Cause: Lightning
Containment: 54%, 100% Lined
6 homes have been destroyed. 

Little Deer Fire: Highway 97 is open to all traffic. 
Size: 5,503 acres
Containment: 98%

Pumice Fire: 100% contained
Size: 58 acres
Injuries: 4 

July Complex: Log Fire: 2,700 acres, 27% contained; Whites Fire: 9,600 acres, 4% contained; Leef Fire:17 acres, 100% contained; Ray’s Fire: 30 acres, 100% contained. Please click HERE for details on trail closures.

Wildhorse Fire: located southeast of the Gerber Reservoir on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview District, near Wild Horse Campground. 
Size: 105 acres 

Re-opened:

Highway 96 is open, but there is a lot of fire personnel and apparatus on the sides of the highway. 

 Animal Shelter: The Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds has officially opened up as an animal evacuation center. Click HERE for information.

Kennels are available at the Yreka Shelter only (dogs and cats only) at Jackson Street School. Animal owners are responsible for caring for their own animals. Please bring feed/dishes/leashes with the animal.

Large animal housing (all livestock), contact Matt Rokes (530-598-7821) for specific instructions. Large animal housing and transportation available for evacuees.  Please haul as much feed as possible with animals. Evacuees are still responsible for feed and care of animal (livestock) housed by volunteers.

Road Closures: Stay alert and be aware of increased fire equipment traffic on roads.  Keep roadways clear; turn headlights on and DO NOT stop or park along the roads to watch the fire or firefighting activities. 

Siskiyou CountyHighway 96 is open to local traffic only.  Beaver Creek Road is still closed to public access. 

 The Red Cross will assist displaced people and will provide preparedness information. For assistance you can call, 1-888-680-1450.