The Klondike Fire west of Grants Pass has become a very active fire again. Rated at 167,310 acres yesterday.

Governor Kate Brown has declared the Klondike Fire, burning near Agness, a conflagration. The declaration cleared the way for the State Fire Marshal to mobilize firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire.

The Office of State Marshal’s Red Incident Management Team led by Chief Ian Yocum, and five structural task forces from Lane, Rogue Valley, Linn, Benton, and Marion counties will arrive early this afternoon.  Three task forces will be assigned to day shift and two will be working the night shift.

A level 3 “GO” evacuation is in effect for the Oak Flats and Spud Road areas of the Agness community.

More information on evacuations is available at Curry County Emergency Services Facebook.