#MillerComplex | Final Update

UPDATE 2 – 10/21/2017

The Miller Complex is located 17 miles east of Cave Junction and 20 miles west of Ashland, OR that started on August 14, 2017, due to a natural cover/lightning storm that hit the area.

This is the last update unless something more significant should occur in this fire area due to heavy rainfall fell over the area helping with fire suppression efforts.

Wheeler Creek Oct 8

Fire in the Wheeler Creek area on October 8, 2017. (Photo Courtesy: Inciweb)

Most of the fire resources have been demobilized while some remain on a two-hour standby should any new fire starts should arise.

The total acres burned was 39,715 acres but with the minimal fire activity remains at an 89% containment status.

UPDATE 1 – 10/9/2017

Lightning sparked fires on private and federal lands located 20 miles west of Ashland, Oregon in the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest during August 14, 2017.

Fire crews have been busy with burnout operations, establishing anchor points and patrolling roadways for any potential flareups.

Abney Fire

Morning smoke inversionon the Abney Fire, taken by Division Supervisor

Photo Credit:  Ryan Vice

Several wildfires started including the Abney Fire that still to this day remains active.  Fire behavior is active with single-tree torching, backing and flanking.

Knox Fire

The Knox Fire is burning in the Red Buttes wilderness and is being monitored by air.  It has min fire behavior.  Unknown how many acres this fire has reached or the containment status.

Burnt Peak & Creedence Fire

Both fires are currently being monitored and are being watched for ensure the fires stay within its containment lines.  Crews are also removing and back-hauling equipment no longer needed.  Repair work is in effect.

Fire fuels include timber litter and understory, mixed conifer understory with Shasta Red Fir dominance and numerous snags.

Crews have also been working through several challenges such as, steep terrain with warm temps, poor overnight humidity recoveries and gusty winds.

Fire has burned about 38,356 acres and there is an 87% containment status.  Full containment is expected to be reached by October 15, 2017.

A Type 3 Incident Command team assumed management of this fire around 0700 hours on Monday, October 9, 2017.   There are 210 personnel assigned to this incident.

Photo Credit:  Ryan Vice (via Inciweb)

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