Flat Fire grows to over 15k acres

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. – The Flat Fire in Curry County has grown to over 15,000 acres as of Thursday morning, according to the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.  The fire is still 0% contained.

Fire officials say overnight, three small, targeted burn operations were completed along the northwestern border of the fire.

Firefighters are about halfway through securing control lines along the northern section of the fire.

The fire is burning mainly within the burn scar of the 2002 Biscuit Fire. Now, its also grown into the burn scar of the Klondike Fire.

A Red Flag Warning remains in effect for Southwestern Oregon due to hot, dry, and windy conditions.  The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest issued a closure for trails, roads, and portion of the Illinois River impacted by the fire.

The cause of the Flat Fire is still under investigation.

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Taylar Ansures is a producer and reporter for NBC5 News. Taylar is from Redding, California and went to California State University, Chico. After graduating, she joined KRCR News Channel 7 in Redding as a morning producer. She moved to Southern Oregon in 2022 to be closer to family and became KTVL News 10’s digital producer. Taylar is currently finishing her Master's Degree in Professional Creative Writing through the University of Denver. In her free time, Taylar frequents independent bookstores and explores hiking trails across Southern Oregon and Northern California.
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