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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.

Cases: 348766

Reported Deaths: 4161
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah54797689
Washington37988313
Marion36055444
Clackamas29094304
Lane26966298
Jackson22632300
Deschutes19577123
Umatilla14241144
Linn12380120
Douglas11795240
Josephine9233195
Yamhill8517110
Klamath7709110
Polk715380
Malheur551574
Benton529130
Coos489691
Columbia371343
Jefferson361450
Union313146
Lincoln310638
Wasco281540
Crook274745
Clatsop239529
Baker198028
Tillamook193328
Hood River188337
Morrow181623
Curry178122
Harney108424
Grant97612
Lake89011
Wallowa67012
Gilliam1484
Sherman1463
Wheeler991
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4810682

Reported Deaths: 70604
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles147569426398
Riverside3693444990
San Diego3641044163
San Bernardino3563155566
Orange3227415518
Sacramento1576212279
Santa Clara1445181890
Kern1441461605
Fresno1441232051
Alameda1198871374
San Joaquin1018071708
Ventura1005241164
Contra Costa99234982
Stanislaus851571315
Tulare78945951
San Francisco54031645
San Mateo53828622
Monterey50696582
Solano45761334
Santa Barbara44836521
Merced41781577
Sonoma40711402
Placer38902415
Imperial35642764
Kings32369314
San Luis Obispo29653329
Madera23518281
Butte23364260
Shasta23360334
Santa Cruz20861218
Yolo20147247
Marin17581243
El Dorado16960149
Sutter13775169
Napa12808100
Yuba994282
Tehama9298104
Humboldt9102108
Nevada903990
Mendocino752786
Lassen746346
San Benito737372
Tuolumne673993
Lake6506104
Amador537264
Siskiyou442742
Glenn430330
Calaveras381780
Del Norte356141
Colusa301718
Inyo196739
Mono16445
Plumas15756
Mariposa127315
Trinity86011
Modoc6698
Unassigned1860
Sierra1760
Alpine1020
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