OR ACTIVE WILDFIRES | AUGUST 15, 2017

Post Summary | Poor Oregon is burning up with multiple new wildfires from lightning from all over the place. Mother Nature, you need to play nice…  Here is our recap for Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

UMQUA NORTH COMPLEX

Previously reported fires.  1,410 acres. 0% contained. Minimal fire behavior with creeping, backing.  Structures threatened. 191 personnel w/6 crews, 6 engines. CTD $1,000.

FALCON COMPLEX

Previously reported fires. 1,067 acres. 10% contained. Active fire behavior with flanking and isolated torching, smoldering. Structures threatened. 482 personnel with 11 crews, 22 engines and 5 helos. CTD $2.5 Million.

JONES FIRE

Jones Fire. PC: Jason Carr

Previously reported fire. 2,380 acres. 0% contained.  Active fire behavior with torching and creeping. Structures under threat. 292 personnel w/9 crews, 8 engines and 2 helos. CTD $350,000.

HIGH CASCADES COMPLEX FIRES

Newly reported.  Blanket Fire – 7 miles E of Prospect. 5,223 acres. 58% contained. Spruce Creek Fire – West side of Crater Lake NP. 4,885 acres. 55% contained. Broken Lookout Fire – 6 miles of Junctions Highways 62 & 230. 25 acres. 0% contained. Roundtop & Needle Fires – 6 miles NW of Prospect. 18 acres. 100% contained. Butte & Silent Fires – 5 miles W of Junctions Highways 230 & 138. 7 acres. 100% contained.

WHITEWATER FIRE

Previously reported.  6,569 acres. 0% contained. Fire behavior is moderate with backing, group and isolated torching. Structures under threat.  650 personnel with 10 crews, 11 engines and 7 helicopters. CTD is $12 Million.

NENA SPRINGS FIRE

Previously reported.  40,000 acres.  80% containment. Minimal fire behavior. Structures under threat.  422 personnel with 8 crews, 35 engines and 3 helos.  10 structures destroyed. CTD $4 Million.

INDIAN CREEK FIRE

Previously reported.  Minimal fire behavior.  83 acres. 10% contained. 63 personnel. 1 crew and 2 helos. CTD $2.1 Million.

CHETCO BAR FIRE

Previously reported.  Active fire behavior with flanking and backing. 5,442 acres. 14% containment. 65 personnel with 1 crew and 1 helo. $2.1 Million CTD.

FLOUNCE FIRE

Previously reported.  Minimal fire behavior. 587 acres. 90% containment. 509 personnel with 23 crews, 15 engines and 9 helos. $2.7 Million CTD.

BEAR BUTTE FIRE 

Previously reported. Minimal fire behavior. Structures under threat. No evacuations in effect. 499 acres. 92% containment. 188 personnel with 3 crews, 6 engines. $4.5 Million CTD.

MILLI FIRE

Previously reported. Moderate fire behavior with spotting and group torching. 150 acres. 0% contained. 141 personnel with 8 crews. CTD $50,000.

IBEX FIRE

Previously reported. Salmon-Challis NF. Burning in McKee, Rush, Cottonwood and Ibex Creeks. Lightning caused. Started 7/24/2017 @ 1545 hours. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching, creeping and backing. 5,700 acres. 0% contained. 20 personnel.

WHYCRUS FIRE

Previously reported.  Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.  2,030 acres with 80% containment. 79 personnel with 3 crews and 5 engines. CTD $480,000.

SHAN CREEK FIRE

Previously reported.  Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs, group torching and uphill runs. Structures threatened. 350 acres. 20% containment. 65 personnel with 2 crews and 6 engines. CTD $1,000.

REBEL FIRE

New!  3 Sisters Wilderness on the Willamette – Deschuttes NF.  Rebel Fire – South Fork McKenzie Ranger District Office and Rebel Creek.  Part of group of fires Whitewater, Avenue and Box Canyon wildfires.  PNW2 Type 1 IMT command. Assumed command 0600 8/15/2017.  Avenue Fire – 2 miles from MacKenzie Ranger District Office. Box Canyon Fire – 6 miles South of Rebel Fire.  Total 198 personnel, 862 acres. 10% containment.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/15/2017 @ 0800 hours PDT