The Klondike Fire, currently estimated at over 172,000 acres, has been burning since July 15th, primarily on federal lands. With the dry east winds and warm temperatures over the weekend, containment lines east of Agness were breached and the fire made a 5 mile run towards Agness. This breach burned over 2,000 acres Sunday and moved within 2 miles of Agness.
Governor Brown invoked a conflagration and the Oregon State Fire Marshal Team (Yocum) integrated in Unified Command with the existing Incident Management Team on scene (Knerr). Five taskforces of structure engines are on scene and evacuations are in place for residence around Agness.
ODF, through Coos Forest Protective Association, has been engaged since July. Over the weekend, ODF added additional resources to support both day and night firefighting efforts. Crews continue to battle numerous spot fires caused by east winds. No structures have been lost or damaged at this time. Evacuation orders are in effect.
|Infrared map for the #KlondikeFire shows the area of high intensity growth to the west with a few additional spot fires. Fire crews and bulldozers were able to construct fireline around many of these spot fires and fire behavior was moderated Mon/Tues by the inversion.|