Klondike Fire

Klondike Fire edging towards communities

JOSEPHINE & CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — The Klondike Fire continues to grow. The East side of the fire is no longer threatening communities like Wilderville, Wonder, and Selma. It’s the West side that’s now the top priority as flames are edging closer to …

Klondike Fire remains active

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – The Klondike Fire continues to be the largest and most active wildfire in our region. After topping 100,000 acres in size, the fire was classified as a “megafire.” As of August 31, the Klondike Fire was 102,168 acres …

Klondike Fire covers over 100,000 acres

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – The Klondike Fire is now more than 100,000 acres, making it the first wildfire in Oregon this year to be classified a “mega-fire.” The fire is now nearing 101,000 acres and remains 40% contained. Winds changed direction Wednesday, …

Klondike Fire continues to grow

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – The Klondike Fire continues to spread west, growing by about another 5,000 acres over the last 24 hours. It is now nearing 99,000 acres and is 40% contained. Tuesday, hot shot crews arrived on the fire lines to …

Repair work starts on Klondike Fire

OUTSIDE GALICE, Ore. — Crews are still trying to get a handle on the west side of the Klondike fire but the east side of the fire is proving to be a little easier. Fire officials say they’ll have full containment on …

Update on Taylor Creek, Klondike Fires

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – Crews are hoping the weather will help them gain the upper hand on fires burning in Josephine County. The Taylor Creek and Klondike Fires were sparked by lightning on July 15. Since then, the Taylor Creek Fire has …

Update on Taylor Creek, Klondike Fires

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – Crews are hoping the weather will help them gain the upper hand on fires burning in Josephine County. The Taylor Creek and Klondike Fires were sparked by lightning on July 15. Since then, the Taylor Creek Fire has …

Drones helping firefighters in Klondike Fire

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — “We use the drones to go into these really gnarly areas. This is pretty gnarly terrain. This is very steep, rugged terrain here…” Three drones are helping firefighters battling the Klondike Fire. “We have a larger type one …

Relief in sight for fire crews

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — The Alaska Incident Management Team held a meeting in Cave Junction Monday evening to update residents on the Klondike and Taylor Creek fire as well as inform them on their top priorities. The meeting focused on many important …