Garner Complex Update 8-6-18

Daily Update 8-6-18 9:00 a.m.

Size: 8,886 acres
Change in last 24 hrs. 0 acres
Containment: 82% – 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: 894
Assigned Resources:
Handcrews: 23
Engines: 31
Dozers: 6
Water Tenders: 17
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.
Crews using palm-held infrared scanners are finding fewer hot spots near containment lines as mop up winds down. Eliminating hot spots continues along a portion of the western control line of the Grave Creek fire and and an eastern portion of the Pleasant Creek Fire.
Extinguishing the remaining hot spots is a top priority for today’s crews. Pulling and removing hose from the fire is a another priority for sections of the containment line that have been put into patrol status. None of the hot spots pose a threat to the fire’s control lines and will be methodically extinguished.
The northern portion of the fire remains in patrol status and the other areas of the fire are expected to enter patrol status over the next few of days.
As patrol status is achieved along sections of the containment line, fewer crews are needed to contain the fire. Some crews and their camp support teams are being released from assignment, making them available to support other fires in the region.
In addition to winding down the Garner Complex, fire managers also remain ready to support initial attack on new incidents that may arise near the fire.
The Suppression Repair division is working closely with the Bureau of Land Management and private landowners to prevent sediment 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.
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Photos: Inmates from the Snake River Correctional Facility roll up miles of hose returned to the Garner Complex incident base.