Friday Update – August 27, 2021

The Devils Knob Complex consists of three wildfires is located about 25 miles northeast of Azalea and Roseburg, Oregon on the Umpqua National Forest. All of the fires are burning across the Tiller Ranger District.

Photo Description | Whiskey Camp guard station wrapped for protection.

Picture of Whisky Camp Guard Station completely wrapped to protect it from fires.
Credit | USFS – Umpqua NF

The lightning caused group of fires that were sparked on August 3, 2021.

Smith Fire – 12,012 acres.

Big Hamlin Fire – 12,801 acres.

Dismal Creek, Little Applegate, Mule Creek, Section 30 and Wild Cat Fires – 1,489 acres.

Collectively, there has been 28,151 acres of timber and logging slash scorched, an increase of 1,828 from yesterday’s report. However, firefighters and resources have reached a 25% containment status

Fire behavior remains active with uphill runs, short crown runs, short-range and group torching. It is currently threatening structures and the community of Ash Valley.

There are approximately 744 total personnel along with 21 crews, 38 engines and four copters. This Complex is being managed by the Florida Forest Service Red IMT team with Incident Commander, Rick Dolan.

One structure has been reported as lost.

Together, the cost-to-date has reached $20.2 Million for fire suppression and containment efforts.

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