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Klondike Fire Roars To Life, Threatens Homes In Southern Oregon Again

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Photo courtesy of Illinois Valley Fire District, via The Statesman Journal
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Warm temperatures and high winds caused the Klondike fire to roar to life Sunday afternoon.

Oregon’s largest wildfire isn’t finished yet.  

The Klondike Fire roared to life Sunday afternoon, bringing new evacuations to the small town of Agness in the Rogue River canyon.

The 167,000-acre fire, burning in rugged terrain between Grants Pass and Gold Beach, was dormant for weeks. But it came alive due to warm temperatures and 30 MPH winds, fire officials said. 

The fire breached containment lines in the northwest corner and in the upper northern reaches of Indigo Creek. 

Read the whole story at the Statesman Journal.