ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 29, 2021

September 29, 2021

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National:  Preparedness Level 3 (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 46,091 5,907,288


Oregon:  Preparedness Level 3.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  1,094 227,172
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 892 94,921


All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,863 816,196


Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres  ODF Acres Containment Location Cause Notes
Cougar Peak Sept. 7, 2021 91,730 32,733 80% 15 miles NW of Lakeview Unknown NW IMT 12
Fire information
Crews are working to connect fire line segments along the N flank. Patrol and mop up operations are underway on other flanks alongside suppression repair and equipment backhaul tasks. Evacuation advisory reduced to Level 1. Area and road closures remain in effect. The fire is located on the Fremont-Winema NF and private lands.
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 70,110 1,415 58% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Unknown PNW IMT 2
Fire information
Minimal fire behavior – creeping, smoldering, backing – reported across complex. Rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches observed. Road system repair and ditch/culvert clearing operations underway. Evacuation advisories removed. Road and area closures remain in effect. A Type 3 IMT will inbrief tomorrow. The complex is located on the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 50,426 516 64% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown NW IMT 7
Fire information
A BAER team has begun assessing damage and planning mitigation measures. Operations for crews include repairing fire lines, felling hazard trees and backhauling hose and other suppression equipment. Evacuation advisories removed but road and area closures remain in effect. Up to two inches of rain were tallied across the complex. The complex is located on the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Jack July 5, 2021 24,165 81 75% 20 miles E of Glide Human NW IMT 7
Fire information
One-to-two inches of rain fell across fire area on Monday and Tuesday. Landscape damage caused by the fire and suppression operations are being evaluated by a BAER team. Operations are underway to install water bars on fire lines, repair roads, and clear ditches and culverts. Fire behavior has reduced to smoldering. Road and area closures remain in effect. The Jack Fire is part of Rough Patch Complex on Umpqua NF. Private lands affected.
Middle Fork Complex July 29, 2021 30,928 0 55% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown Type 3 IMT
Fire information
Suppression repair operations underway on Gales and Kwis fires. Area and road closure extents reduced. The complex is located on the Willamette NF.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 24,894 0 20% 12 miles NE of Detroit Unknown NW IMT 13
Fire information
Up to two inches of rain were recorded across the complex from recent storms. Suppression repair operations are in full swing and will continue “until the snow flies.” Evacuation advisories removed, but road and area closures remain in place. The complex will be turned over to a Type 3 IMT tomorrow. The fire is within the Bull of the Woods Wilderness on the Mt Hood NF and lands in the north end of the Willamette NF.
Big Meadow Sept. 9, 2021 2,643 1,033 95% 10 miles N of Riley Unknown Type 4 IMT
Fire information
No update. The fire is located on the Malheur NF and private lands.


Oregon State Fire Marshal Current Mobilization Report
Conflagration Name Date Began Structures Threatened/Destroyed Status
No OSFM IMT mobilizations in effect
Active Incident Totals N/A 0/0 N/A


More information

  • Fire potential across Oregon remains low due to cooler temperatures and wet fuels, particularly on fires in the north and central Cascade Range. Breezy conditions are expected today across Cascade gaps and in central and eastern Oregon. A high pressure system enters the region tomorrow and warmer, drier conditions are predicted for the weekend.