CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A wildfire is burning about 15 miles southeast of Cave Junction on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

Great Fire Tip

Wildlife may be scared, thirsty or hunger. Please put out a bucket of water around your house would be most appreciated and even, may save a life or two.  – NIFC

The fire ignited on July 15, 2018 by lightning.

Helo working Natchez/Klondike Fires

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb


Fire Management at the time of the Oregon fire started was to a Pacific NW Team 3, a Type 1 IMT on July 23, 2018.

Photo Credit | Rogue River – Siskiyou NF

The IMT 1 (Livingston) is also managing the KLONDIKE FIRE.  Approximately, 753 personnel are assigned to this incident, which include 19 crews, 33 engines and six helicopters.

Photo Credit | NW IMET Operations

Some agencies that are assisting on this wildfire are:

  • Lone Peak Engines – Engine 1667


There is active fire behavior with torching, spotting and uphill runs. About 3,777 acres  of timber (Litter, understory, and grass) and Chaparral (six feet) have been destroyed and there is a 10% containment status.

Fire Fact

There are 23-plus uncontained incidents which includes three of them in the last 24-hours as new burning wildfires in the Northwest. Majority of these fires are in the State of Oregon.  – NIFC

Around 1509 hours today, the fire was said to be burning to the south, sparked a new fire to the north.  The new fire name is unknown.

Cost-to-date have reached $6.8 Million.


Homes are currently threatened.


Road and area closures are in effect.


Natchez Information Map

Photo Credit | OR-RSF PIO


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