Klamathon Fire Update: Crews Continue To Increase Containment

Containment has reached 70 %, with full containment expected Sunday.

Posted: Jul 12, 2018 7:32 AM

YREKA, Calif. — Fire crews saw minimal fire behavior overnight, and were able to contain 5% more of the fire. The Klamathon fire is now 70% contained, with full containment predicted for this Sunday, July 15, 2018.

The size of the fire has not grown since Monday, holding steady at 36,500 acres.

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 minimal fire activity anticipated for today. Crews have completed containment lines to the North and the fire is holding within the current perimeter. Mop-up and strengthening of control lines will continue on all other flanks of the fire including fire suppression repairs.

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 reduce to 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 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 reduce to a Level 1 (green) "Be Ready" 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 Jackson-Klamath County line, north to Highway 66. All other evacuations levels west of I-5 have been lifted.

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

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