Garner Complex Morning Update – 7-25-18 9:00AM

Evening Update 7-25-18 – 9:00am
Size: 19,944 acres
Change in last 24 hrs. +2,575 acres
Containment: 18%
Start Date/Time: 7/15/2018 9:00a.m.
Expected Containment Date: 8/7/18
Location: Josephine County
Cause: Lightning
Est. Cost: $13.9 million
Personnel: 2432
Assigned Resources:
Handcrews: 74
Engines: 112
Dozers: 35
Water Tenders: 47
Assigned Aircraft: 27
Structure Task Forces: 9
Last night’s burnout operations were conducted on the Taylor Creek Fire. Burnout means: setting fire inside a control line to consume fuel between the edge of the fire and the control line. Individual tree torching was visible through the night. However, all fire remains within the control lines due to the efforts of both wildland and structural fire fighters, who worked through the night.
All day today burnout operations will be conducted on the south and east sides of the Taylor Creek fire and the south side of the Grave Creek Fire. The public will see more active fire and smoke in these areas. These burnout operations are critical for widening the control firelines that are strategically placed to control the fire.
The total current acres on each fire:
Taylor Creek 11,831
Grave Creek/Ditch Creek 7,047
Pleasant Creek 832
Spencer Creek 228
King Mountain 6
There will be a more detailed update released this afternoon about current operations on these fires.
Today’s weather will continue to be very hot and dry. There will be light variable winds this morning until around 1:00 this afternoon. At that point winds will be west-northwest at 5-10 miles per hour. This will cause smoke to blow towards the SE side of the fires. More air quality information can be found at https://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/ or the Oregon Department of Environmental-Air Quality Monitoring Data website located here https://oraqi.deq.state.or.us/home/map.
For most current evacuation information, please contact the Joint Information Center at 541-474-5305 (8 AM—8 PM). A Red Cross Shelter is set up at the Grants Pass High School at 830 NE 9th Street in Grants Pass. 541-474-5710.
For a downloadable, printable version of the update, click here –https://tinyurl.com/GarnerComplexAMUpdate7-25