Gold Beach, OR – The Lobster Creek Fire is shrinking. Due to more accurate mapping, the fire size is now 397 acres. As the edge of the fire cools, allowing closer access, firefighters are able to utilize handheld global positioning system (GPS) devices to trace the perimeter more closely and move from an estimate fire size to a more precise calculation. Containment has reached 30 percent.

Mop up operations will continue over the next few days until the fire is in a state that the fire team is comfortable handing the incident back to the Coos Forest Protective Association. There are currently over 700 personnel assigned to the fire that includes 27 hand crews. The demobilization process begins today with crews and other resources heading home or to other fires over the next few days.

Through July 4th, total suppression costs for the Lobster Creek Fire are just over $956,000.

Klamath Alerts 7/5/18