Firefighters assigned to the Little Applegate Complex completed mop-up operations on Monday afternoon, and both fires are 100% contained. Following accurate GPS mapping, the Little Applegate Fire was contained at six acres, and the Yale West Fire was mapped at just under an acre. All crews have since cleared the scene.
The Little Applegate Complex, located in the Applegate Valley on the 6500-block of Little Applegate road, was started by lightning at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Resources, including more than 160 personnel, were sent to the fires within the first two hours, some crews rerouted from the East Evans Fire. With the help of our partner agencies, Applegate Valley Fire Department and the Bureau of Land Management, ODF crews were able to contain both fires within the first 24 hours after they were reported.
One LEVEL 3 (GO) evacuation and three LEVEL 1 (BE READY) notices were issued by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) and the Rogue Valley Fire Chief’s Association; all have since been lifted, along with a road closure at Little Applegate and Buncom roads.
This will be the final update for the Little Applegate Complex unless conditions significantly change.