ODF/OSFM fire report for Aug. 16, 2021

August 16, 2021

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National:  Preparedness Level 5 (Geographic areas competing for wildland fire suppression resources. Majority of national resources committed. Three or more geographic areas with large, complex fires.)

Number of fires Acres burned
Total to date  40,475 4,044,003

 

Oregon:  Preparedness Level 5.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  876 187,962
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 638 51,784

 

All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,562 590,556

 

Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres  ODF Acres  Containment Location Cause Notes
Fox Complex Aug. 12, 2021 6,230 1,022 18% 15 miles W of Lakeview Unknown ODF IMT 3 & OSFM Blue IMT
Fire information
This complex includes two fires, Patton Meadows, 6,025 acres, and Willow Valley, 826 acres. Crews saw challenging fire behavior yesterday, but progress was made by cutting line and burning out on the east, west and south flanks. Securing these lines will help to contain the active north flank. Structures threatened and evacuations in effect.
Skyline Ridge Complex Aug. 5, 2021 5,758 8,758 49% 5 miles E of Canyonville Lightning ODF IMT 1
Fire information
Crews made good progress over the weekend on the 19 fires in this complex. Today, operations include mop up, patrol and repairing fire lines. Resource glidedown underway. The plan is to transition to a Type 3 IMT Friday.
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 7,767 1,383 15% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Unknown NW IMT 8
Fire information
Active fire behavior. Timber. Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect. Road, trail and area closures. The complex includes 18 fires on the Umpqua NF. GB IMT 2 to assume command Wednesday.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 12,280 0 3% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown GB IMT 2
Fire information
Chaos Fire, 420 acres, is most active fire in complex. Private industrial forestland is located 3 miles away. A request has been made for a surge package of two IHC crews and two Type 2 IA crews to expedite line construction and burnout operations to protect private lands. The complex includes 33 fires, including Jack Fire, on the Umpqua NF.
Jack July 5, 2021 23,648 81 54% 20 miles E of Glide Unknown GB IMT 2
Fire information
Active fire behavior. Timber. Structures threatened. Evacuation notices. Road, trail and area closures.
Middle Fork Complex July 29, 2021 9,253 0 7% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown PNW IMT 3 & OSFM Red IMT
Fire information
Moderate fire behavior. Timber. Structures threatened. Evac levels being re-evaluated for downgrading. Road, trail and area closures. The complex includes 12 fires on Willamette NF.
Black Butte Aug. 3, 2021 18,325 145 30% 25 miles S of Unity Lightning NW IMT 6
Fire information
Active fire behavior and spotting continues. Direct and indirect line construction and burnout operations planned. Structures threatened and road, trail and area closures in effect.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 3,427 0 0% 13 miles NE of Detroit Lightning Type 3 IMT
Fire information
Active fire behavior. Timber. Road, area and trail closures. The complex includes 5 fires located in the Bull of the Woods Wilderness on the Mt Hood NF.
Knoll Aug. 5, 2021 544 0 50% 7 miles NE of McKenzie Bridge Lightning Type 4 IMT
Fire information
Minimal fire behavior. Timber. Structures threatened. Evacuation notices. Road, trail and area closures. Transfer of command to the local unit occurred today. Fire is located on the Willamette NF.

 

 

Oregon State Fire Marshal Current Mobilization Report
Conflagration Name Date Began Structures Threatened/Destroyed Status
Middle Fork Complex 8/10/2021 2,430 threatened/0 destroyed OSFM Red IMT and 4 task forces
Skyline Ridge Complex 8/11/2021 100 threatened/0 destroyed Non-conflagration mobilization  of 2 task forces
Patton Meadow (Fox Complex) 8/13/2021 737 threatened/4 destroyed OSFM Blue IMT, 7 OR task forces,  2 WA task forces
Active Incident Totals   3,267 threatened/4 destroyed  

 

More information

  • Bootleg Fire declared contained over the weekend. This fire as well as Yainax and Walrus fires have been turned back to local agencies.
  • Cedar Butte Fire, located 18 miles east of Tillamook in the Tillamook State Forest, is 74 acres and fully lined. Mop up operations underway.
  • West winds have cleared smoke from valleys west of the Cascade Range. Temps are lower but winds may increase in eastside basins. Gusts to 30 mph possible. Slight chance of thunderstorms in SE Oregon.

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