JOSEPHINE AND SISKIYOU COUNTIES -- The Slater and Devil Fires are continuing to burn in Josephine and Siskiyou Counties. The Slater Fire is now 157,173 acres and 85% contained. The Devil Fire is 8,856 acres and 67% contained.
The Slater Fire is currently showing limited growth along with pockets of scattered and isolated interior heat. Firefighters have concluded strategic operations along the ridgeline running southeast from Swan Mountain to Little Swan Mountain to prevent the fire from spreading eastward.
Elsewhere, suppression efforts will continue for the next several days and focus will shift toward soil erosion mitigation.
The Devil Fire has not shown any growth for several days and is being monitored from the air. No personnel are currently assigned on the ground.
Reopening Grayback Road continues to be a high priority. The road remains closed to the public due to the presence of hazard trees.