NW Fire Chronicles | Blanket Creek Fire | 1

ROGUE RIVER-SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST, OREGON

Active fire burning understory fuels

Holding the fireline during night operations. Courtesy: Inciweb

Incident Summary | The Blanket Creek wildfire is located 7 miles East of Prospect on the Cascades Ranger District of the Rogue-River Siskiyou National Forest in Oregon.  It was discovered on July 26, 2017. Its cause is unknown at the time of this post.

Size Up | There has been 4,739 acres of timber consumed but there is a 39% containment status.  The fire behavior is currently active with torching and spotting.

Resources | There are 771 personnel assigned alongside with 22 crews, 24 engines and 6 helicopters.   Managing the fire is a NW IMT 13 team.  The Fire and Incident Command Post (ICP) are located at the day-use facility, Joseph Stewart State Park.

Cost-To-Date | $9.8 Million.

Social Media | Follow us here on our Official Fire Blog, Twitter & Facebook. #BlanketCreekFire #ORwildfire2017

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Posted 8/8/2017 @ 2220 PDT Hours

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