No new growth on Klamathon fire
There was no new growth on the Klamathon fire overnight, with the blaze staying put at 36,500 acres, according to an interagency news release.
Officials said the fire, which has been burning on the Oregon-California border since Thursday afternoon, is now 60 percent contained, up 5 percent more from Tuesday evening's containment estimate of 55 percent.
"Minimal fire behavior was observed last night with the same behavior anticipated today," the release says. "Fire activity will be isolated to the northern flank of the fire."
The number of structures threatened by the fire has plunged from more than 1,000 Tuesday to 315 today. So far, the fire has destroyed 82 and damaged an additional 12. Three firefighters have been injured, and one civilian died.
More than 2,700 firefighters still remain on the fire.
Several level 3, 2 and 1 evacuation advisories remain in place for parts of Jackson County.
Areas under level 3 — “go” — include:
The area east of I-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 east to the Jackson-Klamath county line.
Areas under level 2 — “get set” — include:
The area east of Interstate 5, covering BLM 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.
Old Highway 99 from the Oregon-California border to the Mount Ashland Ski Road.
Areas under level 1 — “be ready” — include:
The Colestin Valley, including the Colestin Road and all its tributaries from the Oregon-California border to the Mount Ashland Ski Road.
Mountain Ashland Ski Road from Mount Ashland down to Old Highway 99.
Old Highway 99 to Callahan’s Lodge.
Multiple road and trail closures are also still in effect:
Ager Road at Klamathon and Shelly roads, Copco Road at Ager, Copco Road at I-5, Klamathon Road at I-5, Hilt at I-5 and Ditch Creek Road at I-5.
The Pacific Crest Trail is closed in the Soda Mountain Wilderness from I-5 northeast to Highway 66.