BEACHIE CREEK FIRE | OREGON | SIT REP 2

BEACHIE CREEK FIRE

SIT REP 2 | SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

Photo Credit | Beachie Creek Fire FB Page

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The BEACHIE CREEK FIRE is burning about one mile near the RIVERSIDE FIRE which has prompted some concerns from residents and Fire Officials about these two fires merging into one super firestorm.   With extreme dry vegetation and a lack of natural holding features in the Table Rock Wilderness and surrounding area to keep the two fires from merging are on the mind of a lot of people with this fire catching the attention of many.

Officials are working to stop that from happening.

The BEACHIE CREEK FIRE ignited on August 16, 2020 from an unknown cause burning on the Willamette National Forest in the Opal Creek Wilderness area and about 15 miles north of Detroit (Marion County), Oregon.

Photo Credit | Marion County Sheriff Department

CURRENT STATUS

Fire is burning about 2 miles south of Jawbone Flats and 6 miles north of Detroit, Oregon.

About 191,238 acres have been destroyed but crews have reached a 20% containment status.

Fire behavior remains moderate with a continuance of threatening structures.

There are 571 total personnel assigned to this incident which include 14 crews, 43 engines and 7 helicopters.

Photo Credit | Marion County Sheriff Department

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

The fire has damaged 46 homes and 88 other structures, while destroying 470 homes and 818 other structures.  A record of 1,288 structures have been lost.

Total cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment status expenses have reached a total of $8,700,000.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/17/2020 2230 PT

ARCHIE CREEK FIRE | OR | SIT REP 4

ARCHIE CREEK FIRE

SIT REP 4 | SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

The photo below shows the remnants of what has been left of the Douglas Forest Protection Association’s Guard Station.

Rubble of a burned guard station.

Photo Credit | Douglas Forest Protection Association

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The ARCHIE CREEK FIRE is burning 20 miles east of Glide and just east of Roseburg in the north Umpqua drainage on the west slope of the Cascades.

The fire broke out and quickly spread to state, private and federal lands in the State of Oregon on September 8, 2020 from an unknown cause. It is currently under investigation.

CURRENT STATUS

The fire has taken additional land and reached up to 130,429 acres but crews have been able to reach a 25% containment status.

The cause is still unknown and under investigation.

OPERATIONS

Management of this fire will transfer to the SA Red Team, an Type 1 IMT on September 18, 2020.

There are currently 1,029 personnel (an increase from Wednesday) along with 19 crews, 3 helicopters and 28 engines.

Repopulation Info –>IDLEYLD residents have been approved by the Douglas County Sheriff’s office to return to their homes on Thursday, 9/17/2020 from 12 noon to 7pm.  Fire Managers and the Sheriff’s Department urge residents to be careful when driving in the area and for falling hazards such as trees and debris.

A firefighter watches the fire puposely set to burn out an area to reduce fuel the main fire could consumer.

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

Current assessments of the area have been received and are as follows:

THREATENED. 687 homes.

DAMAGED. 7 other structures.

DESTROYED.  111 homes, 2 other structures.

RESOURCES

Evacuation Shelter –> Douglas Co Sheriff Office http://www.dcso.com/evacuations

Air Quality –> OR DOEQ http://www.oregon.gov

Road Closures –> http://www.tripcheck.com

Umpqua NF Closures –> https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/umpqua/alerts-notices

HOW TO HELP THOSE IMPACTED

Disclaimer | All organizations have been deemed per the original poster, a government agency.  If you wish to donate funds, please always check to make sure they are legitimate before providing your personal or financial information. We do not take responsibility for any discrepancies as we do our best to report information gleaned from legitimate sources.

NEW! Wildland Firefighter Foundation – Helping wildland firefighters and their families, including support for fallen firefighter’s families.

Glide Helping Hands  – Food and Clothing Distribution Center

  • Call 541.733.6860.
  • Leave message on how you wish to help them.

Greater Douglas United Way – Human Services Organization

Douglas Timber Operators / Umpqua Fisheries Enhancement Derby

  • Provides direct relief to communities and individuals
  • Provides financial assistance for food and supplies, etc.
  • Specifically for those impacted by the Archie Creek Fire
  • www://donorbox.org/2020-archie-creek-fire-relief-fund

Saving Grace – Human Services organization

Red Cross – National/International Disaster Relief Organization

  • Staged at the Douglas County Fairgrounds
  • Check for needs

DHS

  • Donations can be dropped off at the Roseburg DHS building
  • 738 W Harvard, Roseburg, OR
  • Taking donations until 9/18/2020
  • Accepting donations at 9am – 4pm

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/17/2020 2215 PT

BEACHIE CREEK FIRE | OREGON | SIT REP 1

BEACHIE CREEK FIRE

SIT REP 1 | SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

Photo Credit | Beachie Creek Fire Facebook page

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The BEACHIE CREEK FIRE is burning about one mile near the RIVERSIDE FIRE which has prompted some concerns from residents and Fire Officials about these two fires merging into one super firestorm.   With extreme dry vegetation and a lack of natural holding features in the Table Rock Wilderness and surrounding area to keep the two fires from merging are on the mind of a lot of people with this fire catching the attention of many.

Officials are working to stop that from happening.

The BEACHIE CREEK FIRE ignited on August 16, 2020 from an unknown cause burning on the Willamette National Forest in the Opal Creek Wilderness area and about 15 miles north of Detroit (Marion County), Oregon.

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Photo Credit | Marion County Sheriff’s Office

CURRENT STATUS

Fire has burned approximately 190,911 acres of timber and logging slash. Crews have reached a 20% containment status.  It’s fire behavior remains at moderate with backing, creeping and isolated torching.

Currently, there are 13,551 homes and other structures are threatened which have prompted evacuations in effect.

Marion County Evacuation Zones –> http://bit.ly/MCEvacZones

Level 3 Evacuations –> GO NOW!

  • Detroit, Idanha, Breitenbush, Mill City, Gates, Hwy 22 east of Hwy 226 and North Rd north of Hwy 22.

Level 2 Evacuations –> BE SET

  • Lyons, Mehama west of Hwy 226, Fernridge Rd west of Shellburg Creek Rd to Basil Hill, Crooked Finger Rd and Moss Lane.

Level 1 Evacuations –> GET READY

  • Scott Mills, areas east of Meridian Rd, Davis Creek and Victor Point south to the Marion County Line.

Closures are in effect for all recreational areas including campgrounds, trails and day-use areas, boat ramps in the following areas:

  • Willamette National Forest lands
  • Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands
  • OR State lands
  • OR Department of Forestry (ODF) lands, including the Santiam State Forest

Recovery efforts are being coordinated by this incident Command and with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, along with Oregon DOT and Oregon State Patrol along the Santiam Canyon.    About 5,845 structures are still in a Level 3 evacuation order, while 3,961 are under a Level 2.

FIRE OPERATIONS

What is a ‘burn-out’? Does this mean you’ll be putting more fire on the ground? How would that help? If you’ve asked these questions you’re not alone. Our intent with this special update is to help folks understand what’s what and increase your understanding of what this means out on the ground.
A firefighter’s style of ‘burn-out’ has nothing to do with tires, race cars, or cheering fans. In the world of wildland firefighting, a burn-out is defined as intentionally putting fire inside a control line to consume fuel (brush, logs, grass) between the edge of the fire and the control line to create a buffer of burned area around the edge of the fire to help secure the area. This strategy ‘starves’ the fire of fuel and allows our hardworking engines and crews to engage the fire on their terms.
Burnouts will help limit the fire’s spread towards communities. So while you may see more fire or smoke, it’s our hard working crews doing their best to keep you safe today, tomorrow, and for the future.
We appreciate your understanding as we continue to limit new fire growth, protect communities, and safely engage the fire with our partners.
– Beachie Creek Fire Officials
Fire management is under Unified Command with NW Team 13 (Gales) and IMT2 OSFM Green (Hallman) with SW Team 2, IMT 1 (Pierson) shadowing on today, but was transferred to a SW IMT this evening.

Approximately 530 personnel along with 11 crews, 43 engines and 7 helicopters are assigned.

W/NW Operations:  Crews continue to connect and strengthen control lines.

SE Operations:  Crews are continuing to work with landowners to secure control lines.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

The fire has damaged 46 homes and 88 other structures, while destroying 470 homes and 818 other structures.  A record of 1,288 structures have been lost.

Total cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment status expenses have reached a total of $7,600,000.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/16/2020 2305 PT

ARCHIE CREEK FIRE | OR | SIT REP 3

ARCHIE CREEK FIRE

SIT REP 3 | SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The ARCHIE CREEK FIRE is burning 20 miles east of Glide and just east of Roseburg in the north Umpqua drainage on the west slope of the Cascades.

The fire broke out and quickly spread to state, private and federal lands in the State of Oregon on September 8, 2020 from an unknown cause. It is currently under investigation.

Forecasted weather is expected to push smoke from the west to the east for some relief for residents and firefighters alike.

CURRENT STATUS

Fire behavior is moderate with group torching, short-range spotting and flanking.  The fire has destroyed 125,489 acres of timber.  There is a 20% containment status that has been reached as of today.

OPERATIONS

Management of this fire will transfer to the SA Red Team, an Type 1 IMT on September 18, 2020.

About 773 total personnel are assigned to this incident along with 11 crews, 26 engines and 3 helicopters.  This increased by 125 additional personnel this morning, as Officials received an extra boost from the Oregon National Guard which are helping to hold containment lines among other tasked responsibilities.

Firefighters will continue to work in the Little River area constructing and holding containment lines.

Repopulation Info –>IDLEYLD residents have been approved by the Douglas County Sheriff’s office to return to their homes on Thursday, 9/17/2020 from 12 noon to 7pm.  Fire Managers and the Sheriff’s Department urge residents to be careful when driving in the area and for falling hazards such as trees and debris.

Eastern area:  The fire is being allowed to slowly burn by backing down the hill towards Panther Creek to enable crews to use the road as a fire break.

Northern area:  From Hwy 138E, crews are scouting, constructing both primary and secondary containment lines from Canton Creek into Upper Rock Creek area.

Southern area:  Containment lines from South Calapooya Creek down to Glide are holding.

Structure protection is in place for Little River Road.

Four helicopters and two SEATs were grounded for another day due to heavy smoke hanging in the air and making it unsafe for them to fly.  They are readily available once the smoke clears.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

As of date, there has been 112 structures lost with 1,545 homes still threatened. 7 other structures were damaged.

The breakdown on the acreage destroyed is as follows:

  • 62,623 acres – Private lands
  • 38,536 acres – BLM lands
  • 24,300 acres – USFS lands
  • 39 acres – OR State owned land

The total cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment expenses have reached $4.7 Million Dollars.

RESOURCES

Evacuation Shelter –> Douglas Co Sheriff Office http://www.dcso.com/evacuations

Air Quality –> OR DOEQ http://www.oregon.gov

Road Closures –> http://www.tripcheck.com

Umpqua NF Closures –> https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/umpqua/alerts-notices

HOW TO HELP THOSE IMPACTED

Disclaimer | All organizations have been deemed per the original poster, a government agency.  If you wish to donate funds, please always check to make sure they are legitimate before providing your personal or financial information. We do not take responsibility for any discrepancies as we do our best to report information gleaned from legitimate sources.

Glide Helping Hands  – Food and Clothing Distribution Center

  • Call 541.733.6860.
  • Leave message on how you wish to help them.

Greater Douglas United Way – Human Services Organization

Douglas Timber Operators / Umpqua Fisheries Enhancement Derby

  • Provides direct relief to communities and individuals
  • Provides financial assistance for food and supplies, etc.
  • Specifically for those impacted by the Archie Creek Fire
  • www://donorbox.org/2020-archie-creek-fire-relief-fund

Saving Grace – Human Services organization

Red Cross – National/International Disaster Relief Organization

  • Staged at the Douglas County Fairgrounds
  • Check for needs

DHS

  • Donations can be dropped off at the Roseburg DHS building
  • 738 W Harvard, Roseburg, OR
  • Taking donations until 9/18/2020
  • Accepting donations at 9am – 4pm

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/16 2200 PT

APPLE ACRES | WA | NEWLY REPORTED – SIT REP1

APPLE ACRES FIRE

SIT REP 1 | September 16, 2020

Foreground - a very black, charred drainage. Middle ground - homes and out buildings surrounded by a charred landscape. Background - a steep, rocky mountain rises and is very black with little unburned vegetation. Green conifers are scattered throughout.

Photo Credit: WA DNR

This is a newly reported incident for us as we have been working to catch up on wildfires burning in the Northwest, specifically in Washington and Oregon States.

This wildfire named the APPLE ACRES FIRE is burning about three miles northeast of Chelan, Washington State that ignited on September 7, 2020 from an unknown cause. It is currently under investigation.

This incident is currently under a Local IMT Type 4 which consists of personnel representing WA DNR, USFS, and BLM.  Command is based at the Chelan High School

The fire has destroyed 5,573 acres of grass, timber and brush with a 99%containment status.  As the fire nears containment, they will be mitigating unburned fuels inside the perimeter which may cause visible smoke to area communities. Mop-up operations near structures are also on effect.

A total of 10 total personnel are still assigned to this incident along with three engines.

Evacuation Information :

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9-16-2020 2050 PT

ALMEDA DRIVE FIRE | OR | SIT REP 2

ALMEDA DRIVE FIRE

Sit Rep 2 | September 15, 2020

The ALMEDA DRIVE FIRE started on September 8th on  private land, one-mile north of Ashland, Oregon from an unknown cause.  It has now moved on to lands owned by the Oregon State Department of Forestry – Medford Unit and is the Lead Agency on this wildfire incident.

Currently, the fire has been kept within its perimeter and beginning to become more stabilized.  The fire has destroyed 3,200 acres and crews have successfully reached a 70% containment status.

An Urban Search and Rescue Team, UT Task force 1 and members from Utah and Nevada have begun the painstakingly process of damage assessments, hazards mitigation and detailed searches. Fire Officials are urging people to stay away from evacuated and fire areas, as they work to complete their specific objectives.

There are a total of 48 personnel along with 12 engines.

There have been 600 homes  and 100 other structures destroyed.  At the time of this post, there are 6,100 homes and 500 other structures still under direct threat.  Updated | Multiple reports of 2,357 homes have been lost after damage assessment reports roll in. 

SHELTER NEEDS –> Jackson County EXPO 541.774.8270 for info, details.

TFR –> Still in effect meaning NO DRONES IN FIRE ZONES

Missing persons –> Medford Police Department 541.774.2283. Line staffed al evening. If no answer, leave a message.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/15/2020 2250 PT

ARCHIE CREEK FIRE | OR | SIT REP 2

ARCHIE CREEK FIRE

SIT REP 2 | SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

PC: BLM

The ARCHIE CREEK FIRE is burning 20 miles east of Glide and just east of Roseburg in the north Umpqua drainage on the west slope of the Cascades.

The fire broke out and quickly spread to state, private and federal lands in the State of Oregon on September 9, 2020 from an unknown cause. It is currently under investigation.

Fire behavior is moderate with group torching, short-range spotting and backing. About 125,498 acres have been consumed but crews have reached a 15% containment status today.

There are 708 total personnel assigned along with 9 crews, 1 helo and 22 engines.

There has been 109 homes and 2 other structures destroyed.  At this time, 1,545 homes are under current threat.  7 other structures have been damaged. Costs for fire suppression and containment costs have reached $3.1 Million dollars to date.

Evacuation Shelter –> Douglas Co Sheriff Office http://www.dcso.com/evacuations

Air Quality –> OR DOEQ http://www.oregon.gov

Road Closures –> http://www.tripcheck.com

Umpqua NF Closures –> https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/umpqua/alerts-notices

ARCHIE CREEK FIRE IN IMAGES

Photo Credits | Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

 

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/15/2020 2205 PT

RIVERSIDE FIRE | OR | SIT REP 2

RIVERSIDE FIRE | SE of Estacada (Clackamas Co), Oregon

PC:  Clackamas County Sheriff Office

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INCIDENT SUMMARY

The RIVERSIDE FIRE started on September 8, 2020, from an unknown human-caused ignition.  The investigation is ongoing and information has not be released to the public or some of their preliminary findings.

At this time, we have not found correlated evidence or information from verifiable sources reporting as such.  However, there are some that are reporting arson on all of the wildfires.  We will wait for the official cause and if Officials use the word arson, then we will bring that information to you.

It is burning approximately one-half mile southeast of Estacada in the State of Oregon in timber, brush and short grass on top of steep terrain.

CURRENT STATUS

Fire behavior has continued to be moderate with creeping, single-tree torching and smoldering.  It appears there are no isolated torching going on as it was in yesterday’s report.

PC: Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office

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Approximately, 135,401 acres have been destroyed along with 53 structures.

Resources include:  458 total personnel along with 12 crews, 21 engines and 3 helicopters.   More Task Forces and a flooding of additional resources are expected to enter the area as soon as tomorrow.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

Those whom are partnering or working to support this wildfire incident include:  Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Riverside Fire, IMT SWA Team 1, OR FMO, USFS, BLM (Bureau of Land Mgmt) and the OR DOT, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, Gresham Fire.

PC:  HFR sent 7 members tasked with structure protection as part of the Washington County Task Force near Estacada.

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Additional resources and equipment are expected to continue to arrive and assist current personnel on this incident.

– ALERTS, NOTIFICATIONS, ANNOUNCEMENTS –

Evacuations  —> 503.655.8224 or http://www.clackamas.us/wildfires

Fire Community Meeting –> Held this evening at 6pm.  Recording fb.com/riversidefireinfo

Questions? –> Call 503.228.7805 or Email 2020.riverside@firenet.gov

Air Quality  –> oregonsmoke.blogspot.com

Closures –> TripCheck.com

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TFR in Effect –> No Drones in Fire Zones

Help firefighters and other responders stay safe by not flying your drone over wildfires or burned areas. This can prevent firefighters from successfully completing search operations

THROUGH THE EYES OF SOCIAL MEDIA

“Stop spreading misinformation about people starting these [OR} wildfires.” – Clackamas County Sheriff Office, Clackamas County Government

PC: Clackamas County Sheriff

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“Half of the town of Talent burned to the ground but my parent’s home was saved.” – Daughter of a Talent resident.

“The fire is devastated.  The [Fire] took only minutes to burn, but a lifetime of 8 years to build.” – Media about a homeowner in Molalla.

“Several homes and a church were leveled by fire that torn through the Hillockburn area.” – Media

“Fire described as historic for Clackamas County.” – Media

RIVERSIDE FIRE IN FIRE IMAGES

Clackamas County Sheriff Office | The “team” is compromised of many incident cooperators including radio operators, search and rescue teams, fire weather and ground resources.  Without them, it would difficult to locate the missing, to communicate and fight/ contain these destructive fire storms.

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Gresham Firefighters | Crews deploy around the State including this [fire] which are tasked with direct fire attack, cutting fire line to protect unburned area, structure preps and extinguishing hot spots.

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Washington County Task Force | Members are made up from various Fire Agencies that include Hillsboro FD, Gaston FD, Cornelius FD, Forest Grove FD and TVFR.

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Mt Hood National Park | Fire spots across Hwy 211 on 9/9, about 2 air miles from Estacada. Taken on 9/13/2020.

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Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office | 10-15 miles from Molalla Forest Corridor. Taken 9/14/2020.

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Mt. Hood National Forest | Near Estacada. Photo taken on 9/10/2020 when the fire was at 125,000 acres.

Smoke darkens the sky above the Riverside Fire on September 8, 2020 on the Mt. Hood National Forest in Oregon. Credit: USDA Forest Service Mt. Hood National Forest

Photo taken on September 11, 2020 when the fire was 1/2 mile from Estacada and SE 6 miles from Molalla.

Smoke billows above the Riverside Fire on September 8, 2020 on the Mt. Hood National Forest in Oregon. Credit: USDA Forest Service Mt. Hood National Forest

Hillsboro Fire & Rescue | The Washington County Task Force work together to pick up the port-a-tank after a long day’s work on 9/12/2020.

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/15/2020 2240 PT

 

 

 

ARCHIE CREEK FIRE | OR | SIT REP 1

ARCHIE CREEK FIRE

SIT REP 1 | SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

The ARCHIE CREEK FIRE is burning 20 miles east of Glide and Roseburg in the north Umpqua drainage on the west slope of the Cascades.

The fire broke out and quickly spread to state, private and federal lands in the State of Oregon on September 9, 2020 from an unknown cause. It is currently under investigation.

Fire behavior is active with long-range spotting, group torching and with short crown runs.  It has destroyed 121,379 acres of timber and brush but crews have reached a 15% containment status.

There are 1,835 homes and 7 other structures that have been damaged.  Destroyed structures include 111 residences and 2 others.

Evacuation Shelter –> Douglas Co Sheriff Office http://www.dcso.com/evacuations

Air Equality –> OR DOEQ http://www.oregon.gov/deq

Road Closures –> http://www.tripcheck.com

Umpqua NF Closures –> https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/umpqua/alerts-notices

Early morning 8 Sept 2020 at Forest boundary

Crews will continue working on reinforcing primary and secondary containment lines.  Structure protection remains in place.

Air operations were grounded for another day due to heavy smoky conditions in the area.

Firefighters and ODOT crews alongside the Pacific Power crews will continue to remove hazard trees, checking for downed power lines and other debris from roadways along Hwy 138E.

The Douglas County Sheriff Office held a private information drop-in meeting today from 1500 – 1900 hours (3-7pm) at Glide HS to learn about structural damage to their property and resources available to them.

This was only for residents in the Moore Hill Lane, Susan Creek Road, Star Mountain lane, Smith Springs Lane, Evergreen Springs Lane, Hone Creek Road, Tioga lane, Rock Creek (all sides of the road), North Umpqua Hwy from Rock Creek Road to Steam boat, Klahanie Lane, Skyview Drive, Lone Rock Road, South Lone rock, Road, Bar L Ranch Road (all sides road), Terrace Drive, Upper Terrace lane, Mystic Mountain Lane and Evergreen Lane.

red plume visible from behind a mountain

–> Unable to attend? Contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on how you can find out information on this important meeting <–

Photo Image Credits | Umpqua NF

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/15/2020 00:15PT

ALMEDA DRIVE FIRE | OR | SIT REP 1

ALMEDA DRIVE

Sit Rep 1 | September 14, 2020

The ALMEDA DRIVE FIRE started on September 8th on  private land, one-mile north of Ashland, Oregon from an unknown cause.  It has now moved on to lands owned by the Oregon State Department of Forestry – Medford Unit and is the Lead Agency on this wildfire incident.

Currently, the fire behavior is active with backing and creeping while threatening several communities or to about 6,100 single and multiple structures.

As of today, there has been 3,200 acres of timber, brush and tall grass and 700 structures that have been destroyed in this costly wildfire. Fire suppression and containment costs have skyrocketed to $751,000 to date.

About 48 personnel along with 12 engines are attached to this incident.

The Command Post has been staged at the Scenic Middle School Central Point School District 6 for their venue.  A big shoutout for the school district’s generosity was announced on Facebook, which is being managed by the Joint Information Center, OR Fire Marshal’s Office Type 2 team.

This incident is being managed by the NW IMT Team8, IC Doug Joshnson. OR State FMO Blue Team.

Fire crews were able to keep the fire within its perimeter and reaching a successful 70% containment status.  They will also continue to ID and mitigate hazardous conditions which include fire debris, structure integrity, downed utility lines as well as venting natural gas lines inside the perimeter.

These are very dangerous conditions for firefighters as they go into the unknown.  Safety Officers will work to keep firefighters safe while working under these conditions.  PLEASE AVOID THIS AREA.

Temps were in the mid 70’s and will remain as such for the next several days.  It is expected to be cloudy with overcast smoke and haze.  Air quality issues remain hazardous.  Those with respiratory issues should remain indoors with windows closed to avoid inhaling unhealthy smoke.  If you must drive, turn on your headlights and go very slow as roadways have limited visibility.

Shelter for residents impacted by this wildfire, can contact the Jackson County EXPO at 541-774-8270 for further information and details.

A TFR or temporary flight restriction over the fire is effect meaning no aircraft including drones can fly any distance within this fire.  It is illegal and dangerous to fly drones inside a fire zone.  This also cause aircraft to be forced to land taking precious time away from fighting wildfires.  It can also cause mid-air collision, crashes or kill those in the air or ground.  NO DRONES IN FIRE ZONES.

A significant event occurred on this incident where a Southern winery was destroyed. Our Thoughts and Prayers to those whom have been impacted by this fire and others.  

Photo Images | PC:  Almeda and Obenchain Fire Info Facebook Page

 

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 9/14/2020 2330 PT