Garner Complex Evening Update – 7-25-18 10:00PM

Evening Update 7-25-18 – 10:00pm
Size: 19,944 acres
Change in last 24 hrs. +2,575 acres
Containment: 19%
Start Date/Time: 7/15/2018 9:00a.m.
Expected Containment Date: 8/7/18
Location: Josephine County
Cause: Lightning
Est. Cost: $16.9 million
Personnel: 2491
Assigned Resources:
Handcrews: 76
Engines: 112
Dozers: 31
Water Tenders: 42
Assigned Aircraft: 27
Structure Task Forces: 9
Burnout operations are planned overnight on the Grave Creek Fire, Taylor Creek Fire and Pleasant Creek Fire. The burnouts are dependent on weather and conditions on the fire at the time of the planned burnout. If conditions are not right, the firefighters will not light the burnout. Because we’re burning at night, individual tree torching may be visible, especially at the Limpy Creek Road and Shan Creek Road areas.
Burnout means: setting fire inside a control line to consume fuel between the edge of the fire and the control line. Wildland and structural fire fighters, who are on the fire lines 24 hours, will continue efforts to keep the fire inside the control lines. While wildland fire fighters fight the fire, the role of the OSFM resources is to protect structures by prepping (trimming) and creating defensible space around homes.
For the Grave Creek Fire/Ditch Creek Fire the plan for overnight is to conduct burnout operations along the east and south edges, if conditions allow. The west edge is holding to the road and will patrolled. The OSFM Task Force will be patrolling homes during the burnout operations.
The Taylor Creek Fire will have task forces, a group of engines, in the Limpy Creek, Shan Creek and the Pickett area to continue prepping and holding the lines around structures during the burnout operations. There will be other task forces continuing to patrol, prep and assess structures in the surrounding area.
The air quality in communities around the Garner Complex continues to be between Unhealthy to Very Unhealthy due to the many fires in the region. For information about wildfire smoke and your health, go to the Oregon Smoke Information website at— http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
Smoke can be harmful to animals and pets as well. For information about wildfire smoke and animals, go to the American Veterinarian Medical Association’s website at—https://www.avma.org/…/Pages/Wildfire-Smoke-and-Animals.aspx.
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