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Weather Alert

Lightning Keeps Firefighters Busy With New Fires

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MEDFORD, Ore.— Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest (RRSNF) firefighters spent Tuesday searching for new fires and attacking confirmed starts.

On the High Cascades Ranger District, firefighters are working to contain seven new fires, ranging from near the boundary with Crater Lake National Park south to near Fish Lake.

The Beartree Fire near National Falls north of Prospect was contained 7/31. It has shown no smoke Tuesday. 

The Slide Fire is 100% contained at 1½ acres. The fire received some rain last night. Firefighters will continue mop up efforts Tuesday before hiking out Wednesday.

Firefighters are prepared to attack new fires on the Forest, and are also ready to support initial attack efforts with our firefighting partners.

RRSNF is also supporting fire suppression off-Forest, Monday the Forest assigned a load of helicopter rappelers and a Type 1 (heavy) helicopter to the Clover Fire on the Fremont-Winema National Forest.

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest resources continue to be engaged on the Alex Fire, on the Klamath National Forest, 4 ½ miles south of the Oregon state line.

RRSNF firefighters on this fire reported that cool, moist conditions allowed the installation of a handline around the majority of the fire.

The 20 foot by 20 foot fire that spotted onto the RRSNF from the Alex Fire is 100% mopped up.

This fire is being managed part of the Klamath National Forest’s Yeti Complex.

RRSNF resources assigned include 1 Type 3 engine, 2 Type 2 IA crews, 1 Rogue River Hotshot Crew, and 1 Division Supervisor. At this time, the fires on the Klamath National 

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