Summary | We are beginning to go back to our NW roots to cover each active wildfire individually. Currently, there are over 20 active wildfires burning in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. We hope you enjoy this newest wildfire, called “Flounce Fire”
Incident Info | The Flounce Fire started on August 7, 2017, around 1700 hours PDT ignited by a lightning strike. It is located 12 miles NW of Shade Cover and 22 miles North Medford, Oregon.
The Flounce Fire was originally reported as two fires, then joined together as one after burning 200 acres. Today, it stands at 250 acres with a 0% containment status. More resources are pouring into the area.
Resources | Resources include the SW OR Dept. of Forestry IMT 1 and the OSFM Blue Team IMT that will join in Unified Command on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.
Dozens of lightning strikes hit the area prior to 1645 hours on Monday, August 8, 2017.
Incident Cooperators | Cooperators are en route or on-scene from the SW OR District out of Medford and Grants Pass. A Rogue Valley strike team is also assigned to this fire incident.
Fire Camp | Fire camp including the Incident Command Post (ICP) is located at the Touvelle State Park off of Table Top Road in Central Point, which is closed to the public until further notice.
State of Emergency | The Governor of Oregon called the wildfire a conflagaration which is basically a State mobe version bringing out resources all across the State to address structure protection.
The fire is said to have potential fire growth on the NE and NW flanks.
Evacuations | Level 1 (Be Ready) were sent out by the Jackson County Office of Emergency Management to residents in the Evergreen Drive and Lewis Road in Prospect.
Fire Weather | Fire weather has been reported as being in the low 90’s with a RH of 30% and winds out to 3 mph.
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