ODF/OSFM fire report for Aug. 17, 2021

August 17, 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  40,681 4,092,772

 

 

 

 

Oregon:  Preparedness Level 5.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  879 188,084
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 647 52,524

 

All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,566 583,797

 

Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres ODF Acres Containment Location Cause Notes
Fox Complex Aug. 12, 2021 7,229 1,217 23% 15 miles W of Lakeview Unknown ODF IMT 3 &  OSFM Blue IMT
Fire information
The complex includes 2 fires, Patton Meadow and Willow Valley. Willow Valley Fire is in full mop up. On the Patton Meadow Fire, fire lines will be strengthened today along with burning out fuels within lines. Two additional OSFM task forces arriving today for further protection for structures off Patton Meadow’s E flank. A Red Flag Warning in effect today for strong, gusty winds and low RH.
Skyline Ridge Complex Aug. 1, 2021 5,758 5,758 62% 5 miles E of Canyonville Lightning ODF IMT 1
Fire information
The complex includes 19 fires on ODF- and DFPA-protected lands. Eighteen of the fires are fully contained. The Poole Creek Fire is 50% contained. This fire was active yesterday but stayed within containment line.
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 8,238 1,385 15% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Unknown NW IMT 8
Fire information
The Smith Fire yesterday spotted across S Umpqua River; crews scouting for new containment line opportunity. Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect. Road, trail and area closures. The complex includes 10 active fires on Umpqua NF. GB IMT 2 will take over this complex Wednesday.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 12,991 0 3% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown GB IMT 2
Fire information
Chaos Fire grew significantly yesterday. Road, trail and area closures. The complex includes 32 fires on the Umpqua NF. Private industrial forest lands to west remain threatened.
Jack July 5, 2021 23,664 81 51% 20 miles E of Glide Unknown GB IMT 2
Fire information
Active fire behavior. Timber. Structures threatened. Evacuation notices. Road, trail and area closures. The fire is located on Umpqua NF and some private land.
Middle Fork Complex July 29, 2021 9,765 0 7% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown PNW IMT 3 & OSFM Red IMT
Fire information
The complex includes 12 fires on the Willamette NF. Significant growth to the northeast occurred yesterday on Gales and Ninemile fires. Evacuation advisory near to Kwis Fire lowered to Level 1. Road, trail and area closures.
Black Butte Aug. 3, 2021 20,750 587 30% 25 miles S of Unity Lightning NW IMT 6
Fire information
Active fire behavior yesterday, but north, east and southeast flanks secured. Direct and indirect line construction and burnout operations underway on west flank. Interior green islands continue to burn out causing spotting. Spots carrying up to ¾ mile. Structures threatened. Road, trail and area closures.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 4,490 0 0% 13 miles NE of Detroit Unknown Type 3 IMT
Fire information
Active fire behavior. Timber. Road, area and trail closures. The complex includes 5 fires 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
Fire is located on Willamette NF. Minimal fire behavior. Timber. Structures threatened. Evacuation notices. Road, trail and area closures.

 

 

Oregon State Fire Marshal Current Mobilization Report
Conflagration Name Date Began Structures Threatened/Destroyed Status
Middle Fork Complex 8/10/2021 4,404 threatened/0 destroyed OSFM Red IMT and 2 task forces; 2 task forces demobilized
Skyline Ridge Complex 8/11/2021 100 threatened/0 destroyed Task forces demobilized, last report
Patton Meadow (Fox Complex) 8/13/2021 939 threatened/4 destroyed OSFM Blue IMT, 7 OR task forces,  2 WA task forces
Active Incident Totals   5,443 threatened/4 destroyed  

 

 More information

  • Red Flag Warning in effect today for strong, gusty winds and low RH values in south/central Oregon. Breezy winds will maintain a westerly to northwesterly orientation around the Columbia Gorge and further south, becoming more northerly and lighter tomorrow. Much cooler temperatures are in store today, particularly east of the Cascades.
  • Preparedness Level 5 has been in effect for 56 days nationally and in the Pacific Northwest. PL 5 is also in effect in British Columbia.
  • The Pacific northwest, the northern Rockies and northern California have the nation’s highest fire activity.
  • Resources for fire suppression and support services are severely low across the West.

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