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Klamathon Fire Update: Containment Reaches 60%, No New Growth

Some areas difficult to access will remain threatened until crews can enter and complete fire lines.

Posted: Jul 11, 2018 8:05 AM
Updated: Jul 11, 2018 10:15 AM

YREKA, Calif. — More than half of the Klamathon Fire is contained. Containment has reached 60% and has held at 36,500 acres. No new structures have been damaged or destroyed, and the number of threatened structures has dropped from 1,036 to 315 since the briefing 24 hours ago.

In a press conference on Tuesday night, fire officials said that the focus of firefighting efforts have shifted to the Oregon side of the border, near Pilot Rock.

"The fire continues to burn in the Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife area, the Soda Mountain Wilderness and Klamath National Forest," officials said in a statement on Wednesday morning. These areas have been particularly difficult for fire crews to access due to the terrain.

Yesterday afternoon, Hornbrook and Copco residents returned home.

See an updated list of evacuations.

Read a history of Klamathon fire updates.

The CAL FIRE briefing appears below.

Minimal fire behavior was observed last night with the same behavior anticipated today. The
fire continues to burn in the Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife area, the Soda Mountain Wilderness
and Klamath National Forest. Fire activity will be isolated to Northern flank of the fire. Crews
will continue to reinforce current direct lines and will extend direct line construction while
also establishing indirect line on the North end of the fire with crews and dozers. Dozers will
continue to reinforce contingency line on the North and Northeast perimeter of the fire. The
Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area, Soda Mountain Wilderness and Cascade Siskiyou National
Monument are difficult areas to access and will remain threatened until crews can make
access and complete line to the North.


CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS:

Evacuation Warnings: Copco Lake Area - Areas east of Jenny/Fall Creek, south of the
Oregon State Line, north of Copco Road and west of Topsey Grade.

OREGON RESIDENTS:

The following area in Jackson County will remain at a Level 3 (red) “Go” evacuation
notice:
The area east of Interstate 5, covering Bureau of Land Management lands and private
properties west of the Jackson-Klamath County line, north of the Oregon-California
border, and south of a line that extends from the intersection of I-5 and the Mount
Ashland Ski Road due east to the Jackson-Klamath County line.
The following areas in Jackson County will remain at a Level 2 (yellow) “Be Set”
evacuation notice:
The area east of Interstate 5, covering Bureau of Land Management lands and private
properties west of the Jackson-Klamath County line, north of the line that extends
from the intersection of I-5 and the Mount Ashland Ski Road due east to the JacksonKlamath
County line (the Level 3 evacuation line), north to Highway 66.
In addition, the following areas in Jackson County have been reduced to a Level 1
(green) "Be Ready" evacuation notice:
The Colestin Valley including the Colestin Road and all its tributaries from the
Oregon-California border to the Mount Ashland Ski Road.
Old Highway 99 from the Oregon-California border to the Mount Ashland Ski Road.
Also, the following areas are being reduced to a Level 1 "Be Ready" evacuation
notice: Mount Ashland Ski Road from Mount Ashland down to Old Highway 99.
Old Highway 99 to just Callahan's Lodge.

Trail Closures: Pacific Crest Trail closed in Soda Mountain Wilderness from I5 NE to Hwy 66 in Jackson County, OR.

Evacuation Center(s): Jackson Street Elementary School, 405 Jackson St, Yreka, CA 96097

Animal Evac. Center(s): Small Animals can be taken to Jackson Street Elementary School at 405 Jackson
Street, Yreka, CA 96097
Large Animal Shelter: Siskiyou County Fairgrounds, 1712 Fairlane Rd, Yreka, CA
96097

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 42808

Reported Deaths: 664
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah9292163
Marion5929108
Washington583877
Umatilla337645
Clackamas317265
Lane241927
Malheur192738
Jackson17076
Deschutes113613
Yamhill100115
Linn81615
Polk65715
Jefferson6059
Morrow5457
Lincoln51713
Union4682
Benton4456
Klamath4173
Douglas3598
Wasco34816
Hood River2771
Columbia2691
Josephine2693
Coos2510
Clatsop2440
Baker1253
Crook1102
Tillamook700
Curry581
Wallowa462
Lake380
Harney340
Sherman190
Gilliam110
Grant110
Wheeler20
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 914888

Reported Deaths: 17460
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles3020777027
Riverside669931303
San Bernardino633671073
Orange589801454
San Diego55210877
Kern33928416
Fresno30969439
Sacramento25601491
Santa Clara24425392
Alameda23471462
San Joaquin21729489
Contra Costa18763242
Stanislaus17714398
Tulare17590288
Ventura14330165
Imperial12967336
San Francisco12189140
Monterey1141990
San Mateo11198159
Santa Barbara9827122
Merced9531155
Sonoma9494136
Kings826483
Solano744576
Marin7096129
Madera503774
Placer420757
San Luis Obispo417432
Yolo321959
Butte309552
Santa Cruz280825
Napa196616
Shasta195431
Sutter186512
San Benito144215
El Dorado13514
Yuba132310
Mendocino113621
Tehama8928
Lassen7661
Lake69816
Glenn6713
Nevada6238
Humboldt56810
Colusa5516
Calaveras34218
Amador33116
Tuolumne2754
Inyo23115
Siskiyou2050
Del Norte1801
Mono1802
Mariposa792
Plumas700
Modoc360
Trinity270
Sierra60
Alpine30
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