Oregon Gulch Fire containment notches up to 35 percent
The Oregon Gulch Fire, which has burned approximately 36,723 acres in southern Jackson, western Klamath and northern Siskiyou counties, is now estimated at 35 percent containment.
Crews made steady progress yesterday towards containing the fire and they have tied in the last remaining section of fireline in the southeast corner of the fire. Firefighters continued working through the night to establish more line and to clear brush and other fuels from the fireline.
Three new fires from Monday’s lightning storm were located near the Oregon Gulch Fire yesterday. One fire, located near Parker Mountain, grew to seven acres. All three fires were contained and extinguished quickly.
Crews have continued to make good progress on the Salt Creek Fire northwest of Medford and several crews from this fire have been redirected to the Oregon Gulch Fire.
No evacuation notices have changed since yesterday.
1,720 firefighters are currently staffing the Oregon Gulch Fire.