Garner Complex Update 8-5-18


Daily Update 8-5-18 11:00 a.m.
Size: 8,886 acres
Change in last 24 hrs. 0 acres
Containment: 75% – Garner Complex
Start Date/Time: 7/15/2018 9:00 a.m.
Expected Containment Date: 8/10/18
Location: Jackson County
Cause: Lightning
Est. Cost: $41,180,000 million
Personnel: 1,004
Assigned Resources:
Handcrews: 27
Engines: 33
Dozers: 6
Water Tenders: 16
Assigned Aircraft: 10
Structures Threatened: 564
Structures Damaged: 0
Structures Destroyed: 0
Injuries: 17
Firefighters on the Garner Complex are working diligently toward handing the management of the fire back to the local Oregon Dept. of Forestry district.
Last night, crews used palm-held infrared scanners to detect pockets of heat near containment lines. Extinguishing the hot spots became the top priority for today’s crews on mop operations.
The northern portion of the fire remains in patrol status. Crews began pulling hose lays and returning it to the incident base. Yesterday, fire crews returned over a mile of hose. Today, fire managers report that nearly four miles of hose is ready for backhaul to the incident base.
In addition to winding down the Garner Complex, fire managers also support initial attack on new incidents near the fire. Yesterday, firefighters on the Garner Complex responded to a 2.5 acre fire on land protected by the Oregon Dept. of Forestry. The new start was quickly suppressed.
Today’s operations include more mop up operations. Crews continue to find hot spots in the southern end of the fire. None of the hot spots pose a threat to the fire’s control lines and will be methodically extinguished. Yesterday’s initial attack and the continued hot, dry weather are reminders of the importance of thorough mop up operations.
Fire managers have established a division to repair damage caused by fire suppression activities. The Suppression Repair division is working closely with the Bureau of Land Management and private landowners to prevent sediment from washing into fish bearing streams. Crews are using bulldozers and excavators for earth moving as well as a wood chipper to process slash and small trees alongside control lines.
Grave Creek/Section 14/Ditch Creek – 7,816
Pleasant Creek – 836
Spencer Creek – 228
King Mountain – 6
For a printable, downloadable version of this update please visit: https://tinyurl.com/GarnerComplexUpdate8-5-18