ODF/OSFM fire report for Aug. 20, 2021

August 20, 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  41,043 4,384,403

 

Oregon:  Preparedness Level 5.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  895 188,667
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 670 53,303

 

All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,589 601,536

 

Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres ODF Acres Containment Location Cause Notes
Fox Complex Aug. 13, 2021 8.076 1,263 39% 14 miles W of Lakeview Unknown ODF IMT 3 & OSFM Blue IMT Fire information
This complex has 2 fires, Patton Meadow,6,595 ac/33% contained, and Willow Valley, 824 ac/85% contained. Willow Valley Fire is in patrol status and will be turned back to the local BLM district tomorrow. On Patton Meadow, burnout operations continue on the north flank; the rest of the fire is in patrol and mop up status. OSFM Blue IMT is wrapping up today and will travel home tomorrow.
Skyline Ridge Complex Aug. 1, 2021 5,758 5,758 95% 5 miles E of Canyonville Lightning Type 3 IMT Fire information
Minimal fire behavior. Transfer of command to a Type 3 organization occurred today at 0600.
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 17,089 1,387 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 10 active fires on the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 19,369 0 3% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown GB IMT 2  Fire information
Indirect fire line construction and burnout operations on the Chaos Fire focus on preventing spread to the west where BLM and private timberlands are located, and north where mining facilities have hazardous materials. Crews are wrapping structures in the mining area, and ODF and USFS personnel are advising the IMT about avoiding hazmat exposures. Road, trail and area closures. The complex includes 5 active fires on the Umpqua NF.
Jack July 5, 2021 25,753 81 51% 20 miles E of Glide Unknown GB IMT 2  Fire information
Crews are holding and securing fire lines on the north, east and west flanks using road systems where possible. Indirect line construction off the south flank is linking the Jack Fire with two other fires. Moderate fire behavior. Road, trail and area closures. The fire is located on the Umpqua NF and is being managed by the Rough Patch/Devils Knob IMT.
Middle Fork Complex July 29, 2021 14,779 0 7% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown PNW IMT 3 Fire information
The Kwis Fire operations focus on mop up and securing fire lines. Resources from Kwis are shifting to the Gales/Ninemile Fire where line construction, holding, snagging and mop up operations are underway. Active fire behavior. Timber resources and structures threatened. Evacuation advisories in effect. Road, trail and area closures. The complex includes 4 active fires on the Willamette NF.
Black Butte Aug. 3, 2021 22,169 587 49% 25 miles S of Unity Lightning NW IMT 6
Fire information
Windy conditions persisted Thursday but fire behavior decreased. The contingency fire line is complete. Interior burning continues and crews are evaluating whether to burn out these areas or use mop up operations. Around the perimeter, mop up operations are underway. Structures threatened. Road, trail and area closures. The fire is located on the Malheur NF and private lands.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 6,264 0 0% 13 miles NE of Detroit Unknown Type 3 IMT
Fire information
Active fire behavior. UAS aircraft are scouting areas for anchor points and monitoring fire movement. Helicopters are dropping water to slow fire intensity. 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 inbriefs tomorrow.
Knoll Aug. 5, 2021 544 0 80% 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. The fire is located on the Willamette NF.

 

Oregon State Fire Marshal Current Mobilization Report
Conflagration Name Date Began Structures Threatened/Destroyed Status
Patton Meadow (Fox Complex) 8/13/2021 104 threatened/4 destroyed OSFM Blue IMT, 7 task forces, 4 task forces transitioned off incident
Active Incident Totals   104 threatened/4 destroyed  

 

More information

  • Wet thunderstorms possible over NE Oregon today. In western Oregon, increasing clouds and lower temps are settling in across the region. Some drizzle may occur. Temps will be below average with increasing west winds on Sunday and Monday.
  • A Type 1 IMT from Florida is being pre-positioned Redmond.

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