ODF/OSFM fire report for Aug. 18, 2021

August 18, 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  40,848 4,296,943

 

Oregon:  Preparedness Level 5.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  884 188,344
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 655 52,593

 

All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,575 590,380

 

Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres  ODF Acres  Containment Location Cause Notes
Fox Complex Aug. 12, 2021 7,362 1,238 30% 15 miles W of Lakeview Unknown ODF IMT 3 & OSFM Blue IMT
Fire information
The complex includes two fires, Patton Meadow, 6,405 acres, and Willow Valley, 824 acres. Winds yesterday (35 mph) from mid-afternoon until past midnight caused some spotting off the north end of the Patton Meadow Fire. Crews picked up the spots and continued working on fire line completion. Lighter winds expected today. Structural protection continues off the south flank. Mop up and patrol operations underway on Willow Valley Fire. Fires are located on Fremont-Winema NF, BLM and private lands. A portion of the Willow Valley Fire is in California.
Skyline Ridge Complex Aug. 1, 2021 5,758 5,758 81% 5 miles E of Canyonville Lightning ODF IMT 1
Fire information
The Poole Creek Fire is the remaining active incident in complex. Patrol, mop up, erosion control and equipment backhaul operations underway. Transfer of command to local ODF/DFPA units to take place Friday.
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 15,694 1,385 15% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Unknown GB IMT 2
Fire information
Active fire behavior. Timber. Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect. Road, trail and area closures. The complex includes 8 active fires on the Umpqua NF. GB IMT 2 also manages Rough Patch Complex and Jack Fire – 900 sq miles.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 14,587 0 3% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown GB IMT 2  Fire information
Active fire behavior, particularly on Chaos Fire. Priority is to keep this fire from progressing west toward private timberlands. Road, trail and area closures. The complex includes 5 active fires on the Umpqua NF.
Jack July 5, 2021 23,693 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.
Middle Fork Complex July 29, 2021 13,452 0 7% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown PNW IMT 3
Fire information
Moderate fire behavior. Timber. Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect. Road, trail and area closures. The complex includes 7 active fires on the Willamette NF. OSFM Red Team demobilized yesterday.
Black Butte Aug. 3, 2021 21,237 587 30% 25 miles S of Unity Lightning NW IMT 6
Fire information
Winds on Tuesday caused moderate spotting. Interior green islands continue to burn out. Structures threatened. Road, trail and area closures. Fire is located on Malheur NF and private lands.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 5,120 0 0% 13 miles NE of Detroit Unknown Type 3 IMT  Fire information
Moderate 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. GB IMT 4 mobilizing to this incident.
Knoll Aug. 5, 2021 544 0 60% 7 miles NE of McKenzie Bridge Lightning Type 4 IMT Fire information
Minimal fire behavior. Timber. Road, trail and area closures. Fire located on Willamette NF.
Twin Peaks Aug. 18, 2021 450 0 60% 13 miles NW of McDermitt, NV Lightning Type 4 IMT Fire information
Moderate fire behavior. Brush and grass. Fire located on BLM Vale District.

 

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 demobilized
Patton Meadow (Fox Complex) 8/13/2021 939 threatened/4 destroyed OSFM Blue IMT, 9 OR task forces,  2 WA task forces
Active Incident Totals   5,343 threatened/4 destroyed  

 

 More information

  • Lighter winds today with lower temps and higher humidity are expected through Thursday across much of western Oregon. Breezier and drier in central and eastern Oregon.
  • Nationally, more than 2.4 million acres have burned in 104 large fires and complexes in 12 states. More than 25,000 wildland firefighters and support personnel and 34 Type 1 and Type 2 Incident Management Teams are assigned to incidents across the country.

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