Tue. Jul 16th, 2019

Medco B Fire 05/07/19 Update

Crews on the Medco B Fire, located 10 miles north/northeast of Butte Falls, are continuing to mop up this morning. The containment level has increased over the past day to 92-percent, and furthering that containment is our goal today. Our lines held overnight, and the fire remains at 345 acres. Due to our recent progress, our total personnel is decreasing from 118 to 96. We’ve also pulled a dozer from line, and our nightshift has transitioned to patrol.

Spot fires remain a concern today; firefighters will be on the lookout for any flames flaring up with potential winds. The area where the fire is burning is susceptible to upslope winds, which helped the fire to spread initially.

The Medco B Fire first broke out on Saturday afternoon across two logging units on private land; one that had been recently felled and bucked, the other logged several years earlier.

The investigation into the cause remains open. No evacuations have been issued and no road closures are in place.

ODF Southwest Oregon District would like to thank our partners who have assisted us, including the U.S. Forest Service Hot Shots.

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