State ID: OR
3 letter designator: LAD
Fire name: Van Meter
Location: 20 miles Southeast of Klamath Falls
Reported acres: 800-1000
Rate of spread: Rapid
Report on Conditions: RROS in grass, brush and timber
Structure threat: multiple structures threatened
Weather: Temp 91°, RH 15%, Winds 16mph
Scanner link: Klamath County Public Safety
Webcam link: ALERT Wildfire
State ID: OR
Two task forces en route immediate need from Central Oregon and Rogue Valley through OSFM
Evacuations have been issued:
-Level 3 (Go): Crystal Springs Rd east of Hill Rd. So. Poe Valley Rd from Crystal Springs Rd to Weber Rd.
- Level 1 (Ready): Harpold Rd west to Hill Rd and north of Taylor Rd, just north of the town Merrill.
Lead 63 and multiple SEATs over the fire
Two LAT en route to the fire also
ODF Team 3 on alert
Update as of 11:30PM
Size : 1,500 - 2,000 acres (estimated)
Containment : n/a
Structures Threatened : 260
Structures Destroyed : 5
Three structural task forces on scene from Jackson, Deschutes, and Lake counties
ODF Team 3 to take the fire mid afternoon today (9/8).
Type 1 team en route to take fire at 1800 today. Not sure what team.
Fire is estimated at 3500 acres.
New evacuations have been ordered:
LEVEL 3 (GO NOW) evacuation for the Dodds Hollow area north of the town of Merrill. This includes all addresses on Patricia Ln, Dodds Hollow Rd, and Pope Rd, north of Taylor Rd.
LEVEL 2 (BE READY)-Crystal Springs Rd E of Hill Rd to S. Poe Valley Rd and S. Poe Valley Rd to Weber Rd. This area was previously a LEVEL 3. LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY!