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Old 07-05-2018, 06:19 PM   #1
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I-5, both north and southbound is closed at the Oregon/California border due to fire.


Just an FYI for those on the road going to Chilliwack for pickup.


UPDATE: I-5 Closed, Hornbrook Evacuated Due to Klamathon Wildfire
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:03 PM   #2
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UPDATE ON CALIFORNIA FIRE
KLAMATHON FIRE IN SISKIYOU COUNTY
I 5 closed between Ashland and Yreka until further notice. At least through tonight.



Estimated 1,000 - 1,500 acres in size. Burning on both sides of I 5.
Fire jumped the Klamath River and moved into the city of Hornbrook. Structures are confirmed lost. There were civilian injuries, but have not heard of any to fire fighters. No fatalities.
Unknown cause...being investigated.
Massive California response under way.
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:17 PM   #3
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Thank you so much Donna for keeping us all informed. Didn't realize there was a massive fire near the border. The only fires we seem to be hearing about are our local ones and the big one in Colorado. Stay safe out there.
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:26 PM   #4
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Didn't realize there was a massive fire near the border.
Not massive. In the grand scheme of things, pretty small. But they've got to get it stopped. I-5 is a major highway. Nothing can move. Hundreds of homes in the communities of Hornbrook, Ager, Hilt and Cole north of Yreka have been evacuated.

I have friends in the Rogue Valley and the winds are picking up. Another fire burning near White City and they've closed Highway 140 east of White City.

And it's only the first week of July....
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:04 AM   #5
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State of Emergency Declared in Siskiyou County. 0% containment.
US 97 has high traffic volumes. No lodging available north of Redding. Choose alternate routes or stay in the valley if possible.
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:07 AM   #6
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OPEN!

The Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon State Police will meter and escort hundreds of drivers through the burn zone southbound from milepost 11, south of Ashland.

The fire is 5% contained.
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thanks for keeping us updated, donna.
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:54 AM   #8
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You're welcome. I'm posting because of those traveling back and forth to Chilliwack. Plus there are a number of all-molded-trailer owners headed for Bandon for the Oregon Coast Gathering.
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Right NOW there are 160 wildfires burning in Southern Oregon, bringing evacuations and concern over growth.

Those traveling I-5 from the California border up to Roseburg, particularly in the two southern counties of Jackson and Josephine, please pay attention to possible road closure(s) due to smoke, including city exits.

We are on FIRE in Oregon.
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Travel, regardless of the location and time of year needs to be weather focused. Western fires in the summer, tornadoes in the midsection, and snow in the mountains all make for an interesting trip. I always carry and operate a weather radio while towing.
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