OR’s Middle Fork Complex

Friday Update – August 27, 2021

The Middle Fork Complex has multiple wildfires that broke out on July 29, 2021, around 1400 hours PT, about nine miles north of Oakridge, Oregon.

Currently, there are 12 wildfires actively burning on the Middle Fork Range District.

Small flames travel up green trees.
Credit | USFS

Air resources conducting an recon flight detected a new start on Thursday afternoon and were able to provide an initial attack support to ODF. This new fire is called the West Fire, which is located on the hillside between McLane Creek and the Water tower off of West Second.

Nine wildfire incidents Knoll, Packard, Windfall, Symbol Rock, Devil’s Canyon, Larlson Cove, Way, Warble and Journey Fires have been turned back to the Willamette National Forest.

A cause of these fires are undetermined and under investigation.

About 17,503 total acres of timber (litter/understory) and closed timber litter have been consumed. A 10% containment status has been reached.

Fire behavior remains active with flanking, backing and torching.

Leve 1 and 3 evacuations are in effect. For specific areas, you can visit the Lane County’s website for exact details http://www.lanecounty.org.

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