The JACK FIRE was reported on July 5 around 1700 hours PT and began burning north of State Highway 138 and east of FS Rd. 4713 (Jack Creek Road) and 20 miles east of Glide on the Umpqua National Forest (USFS), Oregon.

Due to the steep terrain, fuels and poor access, the fire took off quickly and began spreading to other nearby lands.

Firefighters along the fireline at night in Zulu Division
Credit | USFS

The cause is unknown and under investigation, as the fire continues to rage on and destroying up to 19,643 acres of timber, closed timber litter and brush.

A containment of 55% reached.

Fire behavior is active with isolated torching, flanking and backing.

There is a total number of 729 fire personnel along with thre has been 14 crews, 34 engines and 4 copters.

Fire Command is under IMT Team 10.

Cost of fire suppression and containment efforts have reached $14.8 Million to date.

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