Klamathon Fire up date
Date: 07-06-2018 - 21:23
The reference to the Yreka Western Railroad, should be the Southern Pacific's Siskiyou Line,,ie. Now Corp. Through Hornbrook. Near Where the Siskiyou line crosses the Klamath River. Off Klamathon Road and Copco Road
FRIDAY EVENING INCIDENT UPDATE
FROM CAL FIRE Siskiyou Unit
Incident Start Date: 7/5/2018 Incident Start Time: 12:31 p.m.
Incident Type: Vegetation Fire Cause: Under Investigation
Incident Location: Off Klamathon Road and Copco Road, near Hornbrook, Calif.
Size: 9600 acres Containment: 5% Expected Full Containment: Unknown
Civilian Injuries/Fatalities: 1 Firefighter Injuries/Fatalities: 1
Structures Threatened: 560 Structures Destroyed: 15 Structures Damaged: 0
Situation Summary: Extreme fire behavior with movement in multiple directions. There is a high potential for spread into the Klamath National Forest, Rogue River - Siskiyou National Forest and Jackson County, OR, as well as private timber lands. The fire continues to burn to the East, Northeast, Northwest and West threatening the communities of Hornbrook, CA; Hilt, CA; and Colestin, OR. Approximately 350 homes are immediately threatened in the communities of Hornbrook, Hilt, Colestin and Irongate Reservoir, and approximately 750 people have been evacuated.
Natural and cultural resources are threatened on the Klamath National Forest and the Rouge River-Siskiyou National Forest. Threatened and endangered species habitat are threatened on the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and Soda Mountain Wilderness. CAL FIRE Black Mountain Repeater and Verizon cellular towers on Horn Peak are currently threatened. Interstate 5 was reopened on 7/6/18 but remains threatened. Private timber land on the west side of the incident is currently threatened. The Yreka Western Railroad is currently threatened.
Evacuation Orders: The communities of Hornbrook, Hilt, Colestin and Irongate Reservoir.
Evacuation Warnings: East of the Yreka Western Railroad to Iron Gate Reservoir and South to Copco/Ager and North to the CA/OR State line.
Public Information Line: (530)842-2266
Incident Website: www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents
Evacuation Center(s): Jackson Street Elementary School, 405 Jackson St, Yreka, CA 96097
Ashland High School, 201 S Mountain Ave, Ashland, OR 97520
Road Closures: Road Closures:
Ager Rd at Klamathon Road
Ager Rd at Shelly
Copco Rd at Ager Road
Klamathon Road at I5
Ditch Creek Road at I5
Animal Evac. Center(s): Small Animals can be taken to Jackson Street Elementary shelter
Large Animal Shelter: Siskiyou County Fairgrounds, 1712 Fairlane Rd, Yreka
Engines: 62 Water Tenders: 7 Helicopters: 8 Hand Crews: 18 Dozers: 5
Other: 8 Total Personnel: 572
Air Tankers: Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the State are flying fire suppression missions as conditions allow.
Cooperating Agencies: Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office; CAL OES; California Highway Patrol; CALTRANS; California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; American Red Cross; Pacific Power & Light; National
Weather Service; California Conservation Corps, Medford BLM, Redding BLM, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon State Police, Klamath National Forest, Rogue River - Siskiyou National Forest, Fruitgrowers Timberland Co-Op.
To learn more about wildfire preparedness visit: www.readyforwildfire.org
Thank you, Sis Q Scanner Facebook Group for the photos.