The Klaus Fire was located on August 10, 2020 and has been under the command of a local Type 4 Incident Commander. Today, the fire transitioned to local Type 3 Incident Commander Mark South at 6:00 am. The fire is located on the Douglas Ranger District on the Coronado National Forest. The Klaus Fire is moving through grass and brush vegetation in steep, rugged terrain. Resources assigned include two crews, four engines, two dozers, one type three helicopter, and miscellaneous overhead.
Firefighters are using full suppression tactics to slow fire spread and go direct when they can do so safely. Due to the rugged terrain, crews will utilize UTVs to patrol the fire perimeter and assist crews with access to the fireline. The fire is currently creeping through drainages and across ridgetops. Yesterday saw new fire growth on the north end of the fire with most activity occurring in the evening and overnight. A helicopter is available to provide reconnaissance and water bucket drops if needed. Fire crews are available to assist with initial attack in the area if new fires occur.
Forecasted weather will be mostly sunny with the afternoon becoming partly cloudy. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 107 with lows in the 70s. Expect winds at 15-20 mph. Isolated thunderstorms may move into the area this afternoon and continue throughout the week.
A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place over the fire area. Remember that wildfires are a No Drone Zone. If You Fly, We Can’t!
There are no closures or evacuations in place at this time.
Location of Origin: 11 miles southwest of Portal
Jurisdiction: Coronado National Forest
Percent Contained: 0%
Size: 1,000 acres
Email: [email protected]
Fire Information Line: (602) 730-6144