UPDATE 2 — JULY 12, 2021 — MONDAY — 1815 PT

A wildfire named the JACK FIRE is burning on USFS lands in the Umpqua National Forest, about 31 miles east of Roseburg, Oregon. Management of the fire is under IMT Team 9 and Oregon State Fire Marshal Blue Team.

The fire started on July 5, 2021 around 1700 hours PT and is located north of State Hwy 138 and east of Forest Road 4713 (Jack Creek Road).

Jack Fire 7-9-21
Credit: USFS

Fire behavior is active with group torching, backing and spotting have been the norm but today’s observation was isolated torching with spotting and backing.

About 12,533 acres of light slash, closed timber litter and brush. Firefighters were successfully holding the fire at a stable 10% containment status.

There are about 243 structures that are under threat, prompting evacuations for the following areas:


— USFS Campgrounds: Apple Creek, Horseshoe Bend, Eagle Rock

— The Dry Creek Community

— All residences on the Illahee Road


— From Mile Markers 38 to 43

— Steamboat Inn

— All homes on Brindle Bug Road

— All homes on Steelhead Caddis Road

— All homes/businesses between Mileposts 51 through 533 on Hwy 13E.

Douglas County Evacuation info here –> http://www.dcso.com/evacuations

There are 809 total personnel along with 21 crews, four aircraft, five dozers, and 44 engines.

There have been eight injuries reported. Unknown if to civilians and/or to fire personnel.

Total cost-to-date have reached a total of $4.2 Million Dollars, an increase of $1.2 Million from yesterday.

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