Garner Complex Morning Update 7-31-18 12:00 pm

Morning Update 7-31-18 – 12:00 pm
(NOTE: The Taylor Creek fire statistics will be reported in a separate report and no longer included in the Garner Complex Quick Facts or updates. Taylor Creek updates will be at Taylor Creek Fire Information
Size: 8,886 acres (No Taylor Creek)
Change in last 24 hrs. 0 acres
Containment: 65% – Garner Complex
Start Date/Time: 7/15/2018 9:00a.m.
Expected Containment Date: 8/7/18
Location: Josephine County
Cause: Lightning
Personnel: 2,609
Assigned Resources:
Handcrews: 48
Engines: 45
Dozers: 8
Water Tenders: 17
Assigned Aircraft: 4
Structure Task Forces: 0
Structures Threatend: 564
Injuries: 8
Evacuations: Level 1 & 2 in effect
At the morning briefing for the Garner Complex, John Flannigan, Day Shift Operations Section Chief remarked, “Very impressive work so far, we need to keep making progress. With the potential for new fire starts to grow rapidly, crews have been notified that they have initial attack responsibility to help the local district.”
The north, east, and west sides of the fire are holding well and looking good. Fire crews are taking their time through the mop up process and insuring that areas are cool. The south end of the fire was the last place to have containment line put in and has more heat closer to control lines . Overnight, two crews used infrared cameras to detect residual heat. On the north side of the fire, they found isolated pockets of heat within 200 feet of the control lines. In other areas of the fire they found hotspots and flagged them for dayshift crews to suppress.
Air operations will be available at the helibase today when needed. Flights will be conducted throughout the day to monitor and look for areas that need support.
Overhead personnel are meeting with Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to discuss a suppression repair plan. They will coordinate a plan to mitigate or eliminate environmental resource impacts caused by the fire suppression effort and rehab the area to as natural conditions as possible.
The Oregon Department of Forestry’s ODF Team 1 will continue to manage the fires in the complex until they are safe to turn back to the district.
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