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High Cascades Complex Fires Update; Sky Lakes, Rogue Umpqua Wilderness Areas Closed

There are numerous forest and trail closures affecting Klamath County. In short, the Sky Lakes Wilderness is now closed, as are large areas surrounding both the Pelican and Blanket Fires. Additionally, the Rogue Umpqua Divide Wilderness is closed. New closure maps are in the works. In the meantime, you can view more details about...
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Jade Creek Fire 75% Contained

TEAM TRANSITIONS FIRE BACK TO FOREST Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 9:00 a.m. Jade Creek Fire Information Phone Number (541) 238-7033 Location: Bly, Oregon Fremont-Winema National Forest, 16 miles east of Bly, Oregon Start Date: August 29, 2017 Cause: Lightning Size: 782 Acres Percent Contained: 75% Vegetation: Timber and Logging Slash Resources Assigned: 287 personnel...
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Community Meeting Today at 10am About North Pelican Fire

  There will be a community meeting Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 10:00 am.  Location is the Mountain Lake Bible Camp  21200 Varney Creek Road Klamath Falls, OR  Please watch for signs.     Due to yesterday’s weather conditions the fire grew to approximately 3,400 acres with containment holding at 18%. There was fire...
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Jade Creek Fire 51% Contained

CREWS CONTINUE MOP UP AND REHABILITATION Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 9:00 a.m. Location: Bly, Oregon Fremont-Winema National Forest, 16 miles east of Bly, Oregon Start Date: August 29, 2017   Cause: Lightning   Size: 782 Acres   Percent Contained: 51% Vegetation: Timber and Logging Slash   Resources Assigned: 287 personnel Incident Commander: Steve Millert with the Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 3 Summary: Very little smoldering and creeping was...
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Tuesday/Wednesday Air Quality Outlook

The Air Quality revised outlook for Tuesday, September 5, 2017 to 8:00 am Wednesday September 6, 2017. September 5, 2017 is expected to be in the high moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups and unhealthy for all range. The Weather Service is now forecasting west and northwest winds today on into tomorrow morning. The westerly winds may transport more smoke into our area. The Miller Complex...
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City Schools Closing 2 Hours Early Due to Heat

Klamath Falls City Schools will be let out early today (Tuesday Sept 5) because of the high heat index. Officials say lunch will be served as normal and the two hour early dismissal will be after lunch. For Klamath County Schools it will be a full day but the District says on their Website...
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Jade Fire Update: New Mapping Decreases Acreage

  JADE CREEK FIRE UPDATE  - SOUTHWEST INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM 3  Location: Bly, Oregon Fremont-Winema National Forest, 16 miles east of Bly, Oregon Start Date: August 29, 2017 Cause: Lightning Size: 782 Acres Percent Contained: 15% Vegetation: Timber and Logging Slash Resources Assigned: 287 personnel Incident Commander: Steve Millert with the Southwest Area Type...
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Monday Pelican Fire Update: 2000 Acres

Temperatures will remain hot (90-97 degrees) in the fire area with an increase in relative humidity of 15-20%.  The atmosphere looks to be more stable with the Haines decreasing from a 6 (high) to a 5 (moderate). Eye level winds show northeast winds 2 to 5 mph becoming east southeast 5 to 10 mph...
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Air Quality Update Through Tuesday Morning

Klamath County Public Health Wildfire Season Daily Update: Forecast for Air Quality for Sunday, September 3, 8:00 am through 8:00 am Tuesday September 5. Sunday and Monday expected to be in the unhealthy for sensitive groups and unhealthy for all range in the Klamath Basin and unhealthy for sensitive groups to hazardous in the Chiloquin, Rocky...
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Sunday Jade Creek Fire Update: 1200 Acres; 0% Contained

FIRE TRANSITION TO TYPE 2 INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM Sunday, September 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m. Jade Creek Fire Information Phone Number (541) 238-7033 Location: Bly, Oregon Fremont-Winema National Forest, 16 miles east of Bly, Oregon Start Date: August 29, 2017 Cause: Lightning Size: 1,200 Acres Percent Contained: 0% Vegetation: Timber and Logging Slash Resources Assigned:...
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