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Rain Impact on Klondike Fire

The Klondike Fire could be impacted this weekend with the upcoming rain.

Posted: Oct. 4, 2018 6:25 PM

Today I spoke with the Public Affairs Officer Brian Ballou for the Klondike Fire. He told me the upcoming rain this weekend is going to help a lot.

Brian Ballou says "Cause we got a whole lot of ground out there, more than 160 thousand acres."

This past week we've seen rain which has lowered the fire danger level to low for Jackson and Josephine counties.
This weekend's rain can really help the Klondike Fire.

Brian says "Just residual fires burning down into the stumps, bigger logs and it just takes a big rain ideally a blanket of snow to really put it out."

With the rain comes erosion, but Brian says it's anticipated and they are prepared for it.

Brian says "pretty good rain storm coming in not causing a lot of damage and the fire damaged areas."

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