Category: Wildfire Update

Wildfire Update | August 7, 2019

East Evans Fire AM Update 8/7/19

This will be the final update for the East Evans Fire unless conditions significantly change. Infrared flights over the East Evans Fire confirm mop-up operations are effective and progressing quickly; Firefighters have upped containment overnight to 51%. The fire, located on the 18000-block of East Evans Creek road, remains 155 acres. Resources are increasing on […]

Wildfire Update | August 6, 2019

East Evans Fire PM Update 8/6/19

Firefighters working on the East Evans Fire have reached 48% containment Tuesday night, nearly hitting the halfway point of mop-up operations. The fire, located on the 18000-block of East Evans Creek road, is a total of 155 acres. Crews continued to make significant progress on Tuesday, completing 200 feet of mop-up into the fires perimeter […]

Wildfire Update | August 6, 2019

East Evans Fire AM Update 8/6/19

Despite steep terrain, crews working on the East Evans Fire are continuing to make consistent progress on the line, increasing containment overnight to 38%. The fire, located on the 18000-block of East Evans Creek road, remains 155 acres with a strong perimeter. Resources on the fire are increasing, with more than 250 personnel dedicated to […]

Wildfire Update | August 5, 2019

East Evans Fire PM Update 8/5/19

            Firefighters working on the East Evans Fire are continuing to make great progress on mop-up, increasing containment to 33% on Monday. The perimeter is holding, and the fire remains 155 acres.             As of 6 p.m. Monday evening, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has lowered the 11 LEVEL 3 (GO) evacuations to LEVEL 1 […]

Wildfire Update | August 5, 2019

Little Applegate Complex PM Update 8/5/19

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, […]

Wildfire Update | August 5, 2019

Little Applegate Complex AM Update 8/5/19

Lightning struck in the Applegate Valley at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, sparking the first lightning-caused fires of the 2019 Fire Season. With the potential for thunderstorms in the forecast throughout this week, firefighters are prepared to respond to additional starts related to lightning strikes. At the same time, the Fire Danger Level has increased […]

Wildfire Update | August 5, 2019

East Evans Fire AM Update 8/5/19

Firefighters on the East Evans Fire, located approximately nine miles west of Shady Cove, made significant progress on Sunday and throughout the evening, upping containment from zero to 27% in two shifts. Crews were able to lay hose throughout the entire fire as well, connecting existing structure, and hand lines were additionally strengthened. Accurate GPS […]

Wildfire Update | August 4, 2019

East Evans Fire AM Update 8/4/19

Windy conditions tested fire lines overnight, as crews worked to continue forward progress on the East Evans Fire, located in Sams Valley. While containment hasn’t changed, lines are holding strong, and mop-up operations will continue on Sunday. The fire remains an estimated 300 acres, and is burning on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and private […]

Wildfire Update | August 3, 2019

East Evans Fire PM Update 8/3/19

Exactly 24 hours after the East Evans Fire was initially reported, firefighters were successful in completing a strong fire line around the entire perimeter, achieving their main objective for the shift. Mop-up operations began on a portion of the fire, and will continue into this evening. The fire remains an estimated 300 acres tonight. Containment […]

Wildfire Update | August 3, 2019

East Evans Fire AM Update 8/3/19

Crews were able to continue making forward progress overnight on the East Evans Fire, completing approximately 70% of the fire line. Located on East Evans Creek road in Sams Valley, the fire is estimated to be around 300 acres. More than 200 personnel will be working on the fire today, with a goal of completing […]