BONZANZA, Ore. – Crews continued to make progress on the fire through the night, holding it within the original footprint by monitoring and extinguishing spot fires, expanding mop up areas, mitigating snags, and completing tactical patrols. Yesterday, preliminary structural assessments were completed. Today, crews will focus on expanding mop up areas around structures and continuing damage assessments. Wildland resources will work to hold and improve lines, monitor, and extinguish spot fires, and mitigate snags. Crews will also be coordinating with utility resources as they work to repair damaged infrastructure. 

The Golden Fire is managed under unified command between Oregon State Fire Marshal and Oregon Department of Forestry. 

There will be a community meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Bonanza School, 31601 Mission Street Bonanza, OR 97623. Additional updates can be found at:

Weather: Today’s weather will generate potential for active fire behavior, with moderate winds and high temperatures continuing. Wind and low relative humidity will produce critical fire weather over the fire area. Weather conditions will persist for the next several days.  

Evacuations: A portion of the level 3 (GO) area was reduced to level 2 (READY). The downgraded area follows west of Bechdolt Flat Road, south of Racoon Lane and Jaguar Lane. 

American Red Cross and Klamath County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) have established an evacuation shelter at: Bonanza School, 31601 Mission Street, Bonanza, OR 97623. For the latest evacuation information call the Klamath County hotline (541) 205-9730. To sign up for Klamath County alerts, visit