Garner Complex Evening Update – 7-29-18 10:00PM

Evening Update 7-29-18 – 10:00pm
Size: 31,660 acres
Change in last 24 hrs. +2,748 acres
Containment: 60% – Garner Complex
Taylor Creek Fire – 8%
Start Date/Time: 7/15/2018 9:00a.m.
Expected Containment Date: 8/7/18
Location: Josephine County
Cause: Lightning
Est. Cost: $31 million
Personnel: 2,609
Assigned Resources:
Handcrews: 81
Engines: 119
Dozers: 24
Water Tenders: 45
Assigned Aircraft: 21
Structure Task Forces: 11
The Taylor Creek Fire was active again today on the northeast side. The fire crossed primary containment lines and moved into the Galice Creek drainage, but the fire was still within secondary dozer lines. Crews overnight are working around the fire securing and holding the line.
With the Graves Creek Fire in good shape and largely in mop-up mode, two of the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s structure task force teams have been reassigned to work on the Taylor Fire.
Weather today was 3-5 degrees cooler than yesterday with higher humidity. Smoke from the Klondike Fire burning in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness helped to suppress temperatures. The increased smoke limited the use of aircraft for suppression efforts.
The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office issued Level-2 evacuation orders today. A Level-2 “Be Set” evacuation means you must be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice. Information on evacuations is available from the Southern Oregon Joint Information Center (541-474-5305).
Starting tomorrow, two Type-1 Incident Management Teams will be taking command of the fires. The Pacific Northwest Team 2, Incident Management Team led by Chris Schulte will assume command of the Taylor Creek Fire at 6:00 a. m. tomorrow. The Oregon Department of Forestry Team 1 led by Joe Hessel will assume command at noon tomorrow of the Garner Complex which will include the Grave Creek Fire, the Pleasant Creek, Spencer Creek and King Mountain Fires. Fire management teams typically work 14-day assignments. Transition after a 14-day assignment is normal. Incoming teams are fully briefed and prepared before the transition is made final.
Taylor Creek – 22, 774
Pleasant Creek – 835
Grave Creek/Section 14/Ditch Creek – 7,817
Spencer Creek and King Mountain – 234
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