Month: August 2015

Uncategorized | August 31, 2015

August 31 Fire Statistics and Pocketcard

This week will be cooler with a low pressure system keeping temperatures below normal. ERC values that spiked last week have dropped considerably and will begin to creep back up as we move into higher temps later in the week . Even with showers our large fuels will continue to be cured and below threshold values. Fire activity on the […]

Uncategorized | August 31, 2015

August 31 Fire Statistics and Pocketcard Update

This week will be cooler with a low pressure system keeping temperatures below normal. ERC values that spiked last week have dropped considerably and will begin to creep back up as we move into higher temps later in the week . Even with showers our large fuels will continue to be cured and below threshold values. Fire […]

Uncategorized | August 29, 2015

ODF Eases Equipment Use Restrictions

A small amount of rain across Jackson and Josephine counties has reduced the wildfire danger to an equal degree. This morning, the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District eased the public regulated use fire prevention restrictions to allow power equipment use until 10:00 a.m.The Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) remains at Level 3 (three) […]

Uncategorized | August 28, 2015

Wet Weekend Won’t Wipe Out Fire Season

Rain and wind are coming to southwest Oregon this weekend, and so is the start of bow hunting season. Will the rain bring an end to fire season? No. Will it reduce the fire danger level? A little bit. Maybe.Watch this space on Saturday for information about any changes to the fire danger level.Meanwhile, hunters […]

Uncategorized | August 26, 2015

Fifty-One Miles of Fireline Surrounds Stouts Creek Fire

Stouts Creek Fire Current Situation: 26,452 acres 86% contained 158 residences threatened Personnel:420 Helos: 4 Handcrews: 8 Engines: 12 Dozers: 2 Water Tenders: 5 Evacuations:. All areas remain at Evacuation Level 1 (Get Ready). Crews have made excellent progress on strengthening the lines and holding the Stouts Creek Fire within the perimeter. To date, approximately […]

Uncategorized | August 26, 2015

Mop-up Continues on Collier Butte Fire

Collier Butte Fire Current Situation: 11,100 acres 55% Containment 190 Personnel 3 Crews 2 Helicopters 5 Water Tenders 6 Engines Management of the Collier Butte Fire has transitioned to a Type 3 organization. As of 6 am this morning, incident commander Monty Edwards has assumed command.The Incident Command Post is located at the Gold Beach […]

Uncategorized | August 25, 2015

Evacuation Levels around Stouts Creek Fire Lowered to Level 1

Stouts Creek Fire Stats: 26,452 acres 86% contained 158 residences threatened Personnel: 521 Helos: 4 Handcrews: 8 Engines: 12 Dozers: 5 Water Tenders: 11 Evacuations: The Level 2 (Get Set) Evacuation Notice for Upper Cow Creek has been reduced to a Level 1. All areas remain at Evacuation Level 1 (Get Ready). Crews have made […]

Uncategorized | August 24, 2015

August 24 Pocketcard and Fire Statistics Now Available

This week will be extremely hot and dry as we continue seasonably warm weather . ERC values spiked last week and will continue in the extreme category for the forecast period. We are beginning to reach critical lows of single digit fuel moisture. Fire activity on the ground has increased and extra resources have been required several […]

Uncategorized | August 24, 2015

August 24 Fire Statistics and Pocketcard Update

This week will be extremely hot and dry as we continue seasonably warm weather . ERC values spiked last week and will continue in the extreme category for the forecast period. We are beginning to reach critical lows of single digit fuel moisture. Fire activity on the ground has increased and extra resources have been required several […]

Uncategorized | August 24, 2015

Burnout Operations Continue on Collier Butte Fire

Current Situation: 9,600 acres40% Containment241 Personnel3 Crews2 Dozers2 Helicopters8 Water Tenders8 EnginesYesterday, crews finished burning along the south containment lines, creating a fuel break from the Big Craggies to the 1376 road system. Firefighters will secure the fire’s edge by extinguishing burning vegetation along the completed containment lines. A helicopter equipped with an aerial ignition […]