ODF/OSFM fire report for Oct. 6, 2021

ODF/OSFM fire report for Oct. 6, 2021

Full size resolution ODF/OSFM fire report map

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 46,582 6,407,091

 

Oregon:  Preparedness Level 2.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  1,108 227,168
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 912 94,968

 

All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,891 816,880

 

Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres  ODF Acres  Containment Location Cause Notes
Cougar Peak Sept. 7, 2021 98,810 32,729 90% 15 miles NW of Lakeview Unknown Type 4 IMT
Fire information
Interior logs and stumps continue to smolder. Local crews are monitoring the burned area, and are conducting erosion control and hazard tree removal operations. There are no evacuation advisories in effect, but some roads within the fire area remain closed. The fire is located on the Fremont-Winema NF and private lands.
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 70,110 1,415 65% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Lightning Type 3 IMT
Fire information
Little fire activity remains within the lines of the Smith, Big Hamlin, Mule Creek and Wildcat fires. Operations are focused on road clearing and erosion control. Evacuation advisories removed. Road and area closures remain in effect. The complex is located on the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 50,409 516 72% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown Rocky Mtn Blue IMT Fire information
Slash and hazard tree removal operations continue along 185 miles of forest roads. A BAER IMT is evaluating how severely the soils and vegetation were burned by the fires, and is prescribing restoration measures. No evacuations are in effect. Closures remain in effect for roads and trails. The complex is located on the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Jack July 5, 2021 24,165 81 83% 20 miles E of Glide Human Rocky Mtn Blue IMT Fire information
Fire activity is low in isolated areas within the fire line. Suppression repair and erosion control operations are being conducted. Road and area closures 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
Logs and slash are being removed from forest roads, and erosion control operations are ongoing. Fire activity is low. No evacuation advisories remain; some roads near the fire scars are closed to public access. The complex is located on the Willamette NF.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 24,894 0 20% 12 miles NE of Detroit Lightning Type 3 IMT
Fire information
Periodic rain showers have reduced fuel receptivity resulting in little fire activity. Operations underway include suppression repair, erosion control and equipment backhaul. No evacuation advisories are in effect but road and area closures remain in place. 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.

 

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

  • Rain showers, light winds and cool temperatures are expected today across western Oregon. Somewhat stronger winds will take place in central and eastern Oregon. More rain with continued cool temperatures is expected this weekend. A stronger weather front is predicted to enter the region Sunday and Monday, bringing stronger winds, more rain and snow to higher elevations.

Resources:

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 29, 2021

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 29, 2021

Full size resolution ODF/OSFM fire report map

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.

Resources:

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 23, 2021

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 23, 2021

Full size resolution ODF/OSFM fire report map – No changes to the map since Sept. 17.

National:  Preparedness Level 4 (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  45,518 5,763,993

 

 

 

Oregon:  Preparedness Level 4.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  1,064 226,222
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 865 94,800

 

All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,814 811,759

 

Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres  ODF Acres Containment Location Cause Notes
Cougar Peak Sept. 7, 2021 91,332 31,783 52% 15 miles NW of Lakeview Unknown NW IMT 12
Fire information
Fire activity includes smoldering and creeping, and occasional torching of interior green areas. Operations underway today include mop up and patrol, and suppression repair. IMT and local agencies are working with landowners affected by the fire to assess damage to range lands. 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 69,941 1,415 51% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Unknown PNW IMT 2
Fire information
Suppression repair operations underway on all fires in complex; however, more suppression repair equipment is needed but is unavailable. Other operations on incident include patrol and mop up, and hazard tree removal in areas where crews are working and along travel routes. Level 1 and 2 evacuation levels in effect for 73 residences in the Ash Valley/South Umpqua Hwy area. The complex is located on the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 50,076 515 42% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown NW IMT 7
Fire information
Crews today are working to contain a slopover on the N/NE flank of the Chaos Fire. Operations underway on the rest of the Chaos, Little Bend, Buckhead and Near Minky fires include mop up, patrol and equipment backhaul. Road and area closures remain in place. The complex is located on the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Jack July 5, 2021 24,165 81 55% 20 miles E of Glide Human NW IMT 7
Fire information
Fire activity has been confined to the consumption of large ground fuels. Crews are focusing on hazard identification and mitigation in the North Umpqua Hwy area, fire behavior monitoring and suppression repair. Road and area closures 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 59% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown NW IMT 6
Fire information
Crews are continuing work on suppression repair projects, including water barring of fire lines, slash removal, chipping, log hauling and processing. The team is downsizing the incident for tomorrow’s transfer of command to a local Type 3 IMT. Road and area closures remain in effect. The complex is located on the Willamette NF.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 24,837 0 20% 12 miles NE of Detroit Unknown NW IMT 13
Fire information
Post-rain effects on fuels have reduced fire activity to creeping and smoldering. Warmer and drier weather today and Friday is expected to increase fire activity. Operations underway include mop up on the SE flank, suppression repair on the E and S flanks, and fire line prep along the W flank. Level 1 evacuation advisory remains in effect for the Breitenbush area, as are broad road and area closures. 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
Little active burning remaining within fire area. Monitoring continues. Road and area closures remain in effect. 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

  • Warm and dry weather dominates much of Oregon today. Light-to-moderate NE wind activity expected in southwest and south/central Oregon. Onshore winds over the weekend may bring light rain west of the Cascades. Cooler temps and breezy winds on Sunday may bring more rain into western Oregon by Monday. However, little rain is expected in eastern Oregon but stronger winds are likely.

Resources:

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 23, 2021

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 17, 2021

Full size resolution ODF/OSFM fire report map

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  44,968 5,587,152

 

Oregon:  Preparedness Level 4.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  1,051 226,222
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 855 94,754

 

All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,780 802,415

 

Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres  ODF Acres Containment Location Cause Notes
Cougar Peak Sept. 7, 2021 87,755 31,783 6% 15 miles NW of Lakeview Unknown NW IMT 8
Fire information
Crews today will focus on patrolling and mopping up along all fire lines. Periodic spotting off the E flank continues. Strategic burnouts will be used to improve black line around fire. Snags and green fire-damaged trees contribute to spotting and are a safety hazard for firefighters. Area and road closures remain in effect. Fire is on the FremontWinema NF and private lands.
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 67,710 1,415 49% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Unknown RM IMT 1
Fire information
Firing, holding and mop up operations continue on the Smith Fire to increase black line around perimeter. Structural protection resources remain in place in Ash Valley, located off the E flank of Smith. On the Big Hamlin Fire, crews are patrolling and mopping up, and continuing suppression repair projects. Evacuation advisories remain in effect, as are road and area closures. The complex located on the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 48,237 291 36% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown GB IMT 2
Fire information
Increased fire behavior expected today as cold front approaches, and crews continued burning out fuel pockets inside fire line on N flank of Chaos Fire. Blasting operations along SE flank of Little Bend Fire are removing hazard trees. Road and area closures remain in effect. The complex is located on the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Jack July 5, 2021 24,164 81 55% 20 miles E of Glide Human GB IMT 2
Fire information
Fire lines are holding around Jack, but an active pocket of heavy fuel is burning out off the SE flank of the Buckhead Fire. Helicopters with buckets are keeping the fire intensity down. The Jack Fire is part of Rough Patch Complex on Umpqua NF. Private lands affected.
Middle Fork Complex July 29, 2021 30,139 0 37% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown NW IMT 6
Fire information
Mop up, suppression repair and slash removal projects continue on the Gales Fire. Fire activity is moderate with torching and short-range spotting. Road and area closures in effect. The complex is located on the Willamette NF.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 21,191 0 15% 12 miles NE of Detroit Unknown NW IMT 13
Fire information
Moderate growth was reported along N flank, and along the S flank the fire was closing in on Gold Butte LO. Suppression repair operations underway on SE, E and N flanks ahead of rainstorm this weekend. Road and area closures remain in effect. 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 2,633 1,033 60% 10 miles N of Riley Lightning NW IMT 7
Fire information
Interior fuels continue to burn out, and crews are gridding and mopping up to deepen blackline. Area and road closures in effect. The fire is located on 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

  • A Red Flag Warning is in effect today for gusty winds and low humidity in SE Oregon. A wet cold front will move into the state late today, bringing gusty S/SW winds to the coast and areas east of the Cascades. Temps will drop and RH shall rise, and rain will start late Friday along the coastal strip, hit the valleys west of the Cascades by early Saturday morning, and broaden into central and eastern Oregon thereafter. Thunderstorms possible late Saturday over the Cascades north of the Rogue-Umpqua Divide.

Resources:

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 16, 2021

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 16, 2021

Full size resolution ODF/OSFM fire report map

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  44,898 5,549,094

 

Oregon:  Preparedness Level 5.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  1,047 226,222
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 851 94,753

 

All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,778 801,040

 

Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres  ODF Acres Containment Location Cause Notes
Cougar Peak Sept. 7, 2021 87,349 31,783 6% 15 miles NW of Lakeview Unknown NW IMT 8 &
OSFM Blue IMT
Fire information
Strong W/SW winds yesterday promoted active fire behavior. Spot fires were exhibiting significant resistance to control, and falling green trees and snags were a safety concern. Today on the SW flank, direct and indirect fire line construction operations continue. Crews will be patrolling and hot spotting along the E flank, and mopping up on the NE and NW flanks. Area and road closures remain in effect. Fire is on the Fremont-Winema NF and private lands.
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 67,159 1,415 47% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Unknown RM IMT 1
Fire information
The Smith and Big Hamlin fires were stable yesterday. Marine layer yesterday kept humidity low, countering lightto-moderate NW winds. Overnight RH recovery very good. Operations to secure E flank protection for Ash Valley continue with strategic burnouts and fire line strengthening. Growth toward the Buckhead and Near Minky fires continues off the Smith Fire’s E/NE flanks. Structures remain threatened and evacuation advisories in effect, as are road and area closures. The complex located on the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 47,208 159 36% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown GB IMT 2
Fire information
Slight increase in acreage due to burnout operations on E flank of Chaos Fire, which is furthering the goal of connecting lines with the Little Bend Fire. Little movement on other flanks of these fires. Road and area closures remain in effect. The complex is located on the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Jack July 5, 2021 24,164 81 55% 20 miles E of Glide Human GB IMT 2
Fire information
Patrols ongoing around perimeter. Little fire activity reported. The Jack Fire is part of Rough Patch Complex on Umpqua NF. Private lands affected.
Middle Fork Complex July 29, 2021 29,793 0 37% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown NW IMT 6
Fire information
On the Gales Fire, fire line securing and mop up operations underway on NW flank, and strategic burning will be conducted where needed to increase black line around fire. Slash removal and log decking projects continue. Road and area closures in effect. The complex is located on the Willamette NF.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 21,191 0 15% 12 miles NE of Detroit Unknown NR IMT 4
Fire information
Most of the operations underway yesterday and today are to stabilize roads and fire lines against rains expected by the weekend. Chipping, slash removal, log decking and road grading projects taking place on N, S and E flanks. Road and area closures remain in effect. 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 2,631 1,033 40% 10 miles N of Riley Lightning NW IMT 7
Fire information
Gridding and mop up operations underway, along with equipment backhaul and suppression repair projects. Area and road closures in effect. The fire is located on 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

  • Weather across Oregon will be generally warm and dry today. E/NE winds expected early today over southwest region, including Klamath and Lake counties, with low humidity and moderately increased fire potential. As incoming cold front moves into the state, gusty S/SW winds expected along coast and east of the Cascades. Rain anticipated to start late Friday and continue Saturday. Small chance of thunderstorms Saturday in western Douglas County and along Cascade crest. Debris flows possible in burned areas.

Resources:

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 15, 2021

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 15, 2021

Full size resolution ODF/OSFM fire report map

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  44,740 5,609,865

 

Oregon:  Preparedness Level 5.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  1,046 226,222
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 848 94,749

 

All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,777 798,340

 

Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres  ODF Acres Containment Location Cause Notes
Cougar Peak Sept. 7, 2021 87,019 31,783 6% 15 miles NW of Lakeview Unknown NW IMT 8 & OSFM Blue IMT Fire information
Fire behavior is moderate with torching and uphill runs. Along the fire’s NE/E/SE flank, spotting and slopovers are keeping crews and equipment busy; direct suppression tactics employed. Contingency fire line construction continues on W flank, and fire line reinforcement ops underway on N and S flanks. OSFM Blue Team is demobilizing today. Road and area closures in effect. Fire is on the Fremont-Winema NF and private lands.
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 65,766 1,415 40% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Unknown RM IMT 1
Fire information
The Smith Fire’s NE flank continues to advance toward the Near Minky Fire’s W/SW flank, located in the Rough Patch Complex. Fire behavior is moderate with group torching and uphill runs in steep, rugged country. Holding and mop up operations continue around structures in Ash Valley. On the Big Hamlin Fire, patrols continue along with equipment backhaul and suppression repair. Structures threatened and evacuation advisories have been issued. Complex located on the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 47,215 159 36% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown GB IMT 2
Fire information
On the N flank of the Chaos Fire, crews are burning out road systems used as indirect fire lines. Little fire activity was observed on the rest of Chaos, as well as the Buckhead and Near Minky fires. Road and area closures. The complex is located on the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Jack July 5, 2021 23,990 81 55% 20 miles E of Glide Human GB IMT 2
Fire information
Low to moderate fire activity. The Jack Fire is part of Rough Patch Complex on Umpqua NF. Private lands affected.
Middle Fork Complex July 29, 2021 29,267 0 30% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown NW IMT 6
Fire information
The Gales Fire is the only active fire in the complex. Mop up and indirect line construction operations continue along S flank. UAS firing operations will take place as needed. Suppression repair, and ditch and culvert clearing tasks underway ahead of weekend rain. Road and area closures in effect. The complex is located on the Willamette NF.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 21,191 0 14% 12 miles NE of Detroit Unknown NR IMT 4 Fire information
The fire was active on the N and W flanks with torching and spotting and running. Helicopters with buckets helped to mitigate the fire’s natural movement around the edges. The Hawk Mtn Fire Lookout has been wrapped for protection and campgrounds, trails and roads remain closed in fire vicinity. 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 2,628 736 13% 10 miles N of Riley Lightning NW IMT 7
Fire information
Cold trailing and mop up operations underway on N flank. Elsewhere, mop up and fire line improvement efforts continue. Suppression repair projects begun. Area and road closures in effect. The fire is located on Malheur NF and private lands.

 

Oregon State Fire Marshal Current Mobilization Report
Conflagration Name Date Began Structures Threatened/Destroyed Status
Cougar Peak Sept. 8, 2021 968 Structures Threatened/10 Destroyed OSFM Blue IMT and 10 task forces  are demobilizing today
Active Incident Totals   968 Structures Threatened/10 Destroyed  

 

More information 

  • Temps over much of Oregon will be cooler today but RH values will be low in the southwest, central and eastern regions. Winds east of the Cascades will be light with gusts to 30 in the Klamath/Lake region. West of the Cascades, N/NW winds will also be light with gusts to 25 on ridges late in the day.

Resources:

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 14, 2021

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 14, 2021

Full size resolution ODF/OSFM fire report map

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  44,647 5,604,289

 

Oregon:  Preparedness Level 5.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  1,039 226,221
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 843 94,745

 

All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,767 827,692

 

Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres  ODF Acres Containment Location Cause Notes
Cougar Peak Sept. 7, 2021 86,282 31,783 6% 15 miles NW of Lakeview Unknown NW IMT 8 & OSFM Blue IMT
Fire information
Primary and contingency fire line construction projects underway. Burnout operations continue within indirect lines and interior patches of unburned fuel. Structure protection task forces in place; evacuation advisories issued. Road and area closures in effect. Fire is on the Fremont-Winema NF and private lands.
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 65,766 1,415 40% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Unknown RM IMT 1
Fire information
Direct fire line construction, prep for indirect lines and firing operations are underway on N and E flanks of Smith Fire. Protection around structures in Ash Valley continues with direct line construction and mop up operations. Firing operations continue on Big Hamlin Fire where black line will soon encircle entire fire area. Structures threatened and evacuation advisories have been issued. Complex located on the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 46,135 119 36% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown GB IMT 2 Fire information
Crews continue securing a slopover that occurred a few days ago off N flank of Chaos Fire. Mop up underway. Chaos and Little Bend fires have merged. West flanks of all fires in complex have been hardened against future east wind events. Road and area closures. The complex is located on the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Jack July 5, 2021 23,990 81 55% 20 miles E of Glide Human GB IMT 2 Fire information
Indirect line construction and firing projects continue to connect the south end of Jack to the north end of the Buckhead Fire. The Jack Fire is part of Rough Patch Complex on Umpqua NF. Private lands affected.
Middle Fork Complex July 29, 2021 29,267 0 28% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown NW IMT 6
Fire information
Gales Fire is 27,695 acres and 22% contained. Operations include indirect fire line construction, mop up and patrol, suppression repair and equipment backhaul. Moderate fire behavior. Road and area closures in effect. The complex is located on the Willamette NF.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 19,950 0 14% 12 miles NE of Detroit Unknown NR IMT 4
Fire information
Multiple operations underway including indirect line prep, firing of unburned islands of fuel, and clearing ditches and culverts ahead of rain expected to arrive this weekend. Moderate fire activity. Campgrounds, trails and roads closed in fire vicinity. 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 2,448 736 15% 10 miles N of Riley Lightning NW IMT 7
Fire information
Fire is burning in heavy timber in rough and rocky terrain. NW IMT 7 assumed command today providing operational, logistical and resource support for fire suppression effort already underway. Area and road closures in effect. The fire is located on Malheur NF and private lands.

 

Oregon State Fire Marshal Current Mobilization Report
Conflagration Name Date Began Structures Threatened/Destroyed Status
Cougar Peak Sept. 8, 2021 968 Structures Threatened/10 Destroyed OSFM Blue IMT and 10 task forces
Active Incident Totals   968 Structures Threatened/10 Destroyed  

 

More information

  • Generally warmer and drier conditions today. NE winds expected in SW Oregon today, along with low RH values. Stronger winds also expected later today in Cascade gaps and Columbia Gorge. Normal to below normal burning conditions expected today.

Resources:

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 13, 2021

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 13, 2021

Full size resolution ODF/OSFM fire report map

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  44,461 5,567,600

 

Oregon:  Preparedness Level 5.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  1,025 225,830
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 839 94,739

 

All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,748 825,983

 

Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres  ODF Acres Containment Location Cause Notes
Cougar Peak Sept. 7, 2021 86,170 31,783 6% 15 miles NW of Lakeview Unknown NW IMT 8 & OSFM Blue IMT
Fire information
Burning conditions moderated significantly over the weekend. Spot fires off E flank were managed by ground crews and aircraft. Tactical firing ops conducted off NW flank. OSFM task forces assessing threat to structures and mopping up around buildings within burned area. Some resources are being released. Fire is on the FremontWinema NF and private lands.
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 64,940 1,414 40% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Unknown RM IMT 1
Fire information
Work over the weekend focused on securing E flank fire lines on Smith and Big Hamlin fires. Firing operations will be conducted as fuel moisture and weather conditions allow, as well as resource availability. Fuel reduction projects continue in Ash Valley where structures remain threatened. Complex located on the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 44,476 119 36% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown GB IMT 2
Fire information
Operation underway to contain a spot fire off N flank of the Chaos Fire and to protect nearby private industrial forestlands. Crews on Buckhead and Near Minky fires are coordinating with resources on the Smith Fire to connect Smith and Near Minky. The complex is located on the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Jack July 5, 2021 23,990 81 55% 20 miles E of Glide Human GB IMT 2
Fire information
Suppression repair projects underway. Fire is part of Rough Patch Complex on Umpqua NF. Private lands affected.
Middle Fork Complex July 29, 2021 26,500 0 24% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown NW IMT 6
Fire information
Mop up and patrol operations underway on all parts of Gales Fire. Direct and indirect line construction projects continue, along with burnout operations as conditions allow. Suppression repair projects begun, including chipping, log decking and slash removal. Complex located on the Willamette NF.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 19,780 0 14% 12 miles NE of Detroit Unknown NR IMT 4
Fire information
Moderate fire activity over the weekend. Direct and indirect fire line construction projects continue in N/NW/W quadrant of fire. Patrol and mop up operations underway along E and S flanks. Campgrounds, trails and roads closed in fire vicinity. 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 2,448 736 15% 10 miles N of Riley Unknown Type 3 IMT
Timber, moderate fire behavior. A Type 2 IMT is inbriefing today.

 

Oregon State Fire Marshal Current Mobilization Report
Conflagration Name Date Began Structures Threatened/Destroyed Status
Cougar Peak Sept. 8, 2021 968 Structures Threatened/10 Destroyed OSFM Blue IMT and 10 task forces
Active Incident Totals   968 Structures Threatened/10 Destroyed  

 

More information

  • Weather will become warmer and drier starting today through Wednesday. Temps will be average but RH will drop into the teens in SW Oregon as a N/NE wind pattern moves in. Elsewhere, winds will be light. A weak cold front enters the area mid-week bringing stronger winds east of the Cascades.
  • More than 5.5 million acres have burned in the US so far in 2021; the 10-year average at this point is 6.2 million acres burned.

Resources:

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 10, 2021

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 10, 2021

Full size resolution ODF/OSFM fire report map

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  43,997 5,266,550

 

Oregon:  Preparedness Level 5.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  1,015 224,732
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 824 94,529

 

All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,725 821,706

 

Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres  ODF Acres Containment Location Cause Notes
Cougar Peak Sept. 7, 2021 83,339 31,392 0% 15 miles NW of Lakeview Unknown NW IMT 8 & OSFM Blue IMT
Fire information
Significant fire growth occurred yesterday off the N/NE flanks. Elsewhere around the fire’s perimeter, dozer line construction is underway. Rain was reported overnight.  Structure protection and road closure assessments are in progress; Level 1-3 evacuation advisories issued. Fire is on the Fremont-Winema NF and private lands.
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 63,678 1,414 35% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Unknown RM IMT 1
Fire information
The Smith Fire continues to move east via spotting. Mop up, patrol and firing ops conducted yesterday on NE flank. Firing and fire line relocation tactics employed off N/NW corner to square up the fire’s natural edge. The same ops also took place on the Big Hamlin Fire’s N flank. Level 3 evacuation advisory remains in effect for the Ash Valley community, located off Smith Fire’s E flank. Complex located on the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 44,476 99 35% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown GB IMT 2
Fire information
Heavy low clouds and light precipitation overnight. On the Chaos Fire, the W and E flanks have been blacklined, and firing ops continue on N flank. Operation underway to contain spot fire off N flank. The goal is to keep the Chaos Fire from moving north and west. Burnouts are planned today along W flank of Buckhead and Near Minky fires, weather permitting. The complex is located on the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Jack July 5, 2021 23,990 81 55% 20 miles E of Glide Human GB IMT 2
Fire information
The fire has not grown for several days, and is part of Rough Patch Complex on Umpqua NF. Private lands affected.
Middle Fork Complex July 29, 2021 29,751 0 20% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown NW IMT 6
Fire information
Yesterday on the Gales Fire, mop up operations proceeded on the W/NW flanks, firing operations continued on the SW and NE corners, and UAS firing ops focused on removing interior green islands. Today, cooler and wetter conditions are expected to limit firing opportunities; mop up and patrol ops will be widespread. Complex located on the Willamette NF.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 19,349 0 7% 12 miles NE of Detroit Unknown NR IMT 4
Fire information
Heavy smoke on Thursday shrouded entire fire area. Indirect line construction using heavy equipment continued. Prep underway in the Bagby Hot Springs area. Structures threatened, evacuation advisories issued for the Breitenbush community. Campgrounds, trails and roads closed in fire vicinity. The fire is within the Bull of the Woods Wilderness on the Mt Hood NF and lands within the Willamette NF.
Silver Creek Sept. 9, 2021 300 0 50% 10 miles N of Riley Unknown Type 4 IMT
Grass and brush, active fire behavior.
Big Meadow Sept. 9, 2021 3,000 0 0% 10 miles N of Riley Unknown Type 3 IMT
Timber, active fire behavior.

 

Oregon State Fire Marshal Current Mobilization Report
Conflagration Name Date Began Structures Threatened/Destroyed Status
Cougar Peak Sept. 8, 2021 968 Structures Threatened/0 Destroyed OSFM Blue IMT and 10 task forces
Active Incident Totals   968 Structures Threatened/0 Destroyed  

 

More information

  • A Red Flag Warning remains in effect for the southern Cascades and south-central Oregon for thunderstorms. Rainfall amounts may vary widely, but temps will be lower and RH values will rise. Winds may be strong near thunderstorms with gusts to 50 mph in Klamath and Lake counties. Fuels remain very dry and new starts are expected where lightning strikes occur.

Resources:

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 9, 2021

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 9, 2021

Full size resolution ODF/OSFM fire report map

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  43,869 5,165,103

 

Oregon:  Preparedness Level 5.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  1,012 202,080
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 820 94,521

 

All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,714 715,798

 

Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres  ODF Acres Containment Location Cause Notes
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 60,099 1,413 35% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Unknown RM IMT 1
Fire information
Level 3 evacuation advisory remains in effect for the Ash Valley community, located immediately east of the Smith Fire. Crews working around structures chased spot fires and hardened fire lines. The fire’s NW flank is holding, and crews are deepening depth inside lines with mop up and burning operations. Along the E flank, indirect fire line improvement operations are underway to link the Smith Fire with the Near Minky Fire, which is part of the Rough Patch Complex to the north. Spot fires also occurred yesterday off the SE flank of the Big Hamlin Fire. Negotiations underway to reconfigure this complex and the Rough Patch Complex, particularly in the Smith/Near Minky area. Road and area closures in effect. Complex located on the Tiller Ranger District of the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 44,434 99 35% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown NR IMT 1
Fire information
Due to smoke, little aircraft use was possible yesterday. Fire movement along the N flank of the Chaos Fire, 24,262 acres, is proving difficult to contain with direct fire line tactics due to steep and rugged terrain and extremely dry fuels. The Near Minky Fire, 4,867 acres, is stable along its fire edge except in the NW corner. Also, spot fires between the S flank of the Near Minky Fire and the N flank of the Smith Fire, on the Devils Knob Complex, hastened the likely merging of the two fires. Road, trail and area closures in effect. The complex is located on the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Jack July 5, 2021 23,990 81 55% 20 miles E of Glide Human NR IMT 1
Fire information
Minimal fire activity was observed. The W, N and NE flanks are contained. Spot fires off the W flank are being worked on by crews. The fire is part of Rough Patch Complex on Umpqua NF. Private lands affected.
Middle Fork Complex July 29, 2021 27,481 0 20% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown NW IMT 6
Fire information
On the Gales Fire, fire line improvement operations continue along the W flank, and line strengthening and mop up underway on the NW and SW flanks. Firing operations with ground forces and aircraft with PSDs will take place on S, E and NE flanks as needed and as conditions allow. Kwis Fire was turned back to local district. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Complex located on the Willamette NF.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 17,962 0 7% 12 miles NE of Detroit Unknown NR IMT 4
Fire information
Less smoke over the fire’s W and S flanks stimulated fire activity yesterday. Access is poor in several areas. Line scouting is underway off W flank for protection of BLM lands, as well as a location for a spike camp. On the S and E flanks, line improvement, strategic burnouts and mop up operations continue. Road and recreational facility closures are in effect. Evac advisory remains in place for Breitenbush community. The fire is within the Bull of the Woods Wilderness on the Mt Hood NF and lands within the Willamette NF.
Cougar Peak Sept. 7, 2021 20,000 7,149 0% 15 miles NW of Lakeview Unknown NW IMT 8 &  OSFM Blue IMT
Fire information
Fire operations anchored in Patton Meadow Fire footprint. The NE flank was very active yesterday, and dozers are working to establish fire lines on all flanks. Structure threat is being assessed along with road closures. Lightning and strong, gusty winds predicted for area today. Fire is on the Fremont-Winema NF; ODF-protected lands involved.

 

Oregon State Fire Marshal Current Mobilization Report
Conflagration Name Date Began Structures Threatened/Destroyed Status
Cougar Peak Sept. 8, 2021 86 Structures Threatened/0 Destroyed OSFM Blue IMT and 6 task forces
Active Incident Totals   86 threatened/0 destroyed  

 

More information

  • A Red Flag Warning has been issued for thunderstorms today that will take a northeasterly track from SW Oregon, through central Oregon to the Wallowa Mtns. The storms are expected to start dry and develop into wet storms overnight into Friday. In south-central Oregon, breezy conditions with strong gusts to 40 mph expected today. Strong wind gusts also expected in areas of active thunderstorms.

Resources:

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 8, 2021

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 8, 2021

Full size resolution ODF/OSFM fire report map

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  43,729 5,115,981

 

Oregon:  Preparedness Level 5.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  1,007 193,435
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 813 94,512

 

All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,708 697,547

 

Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres  ODF Acres Containment Location Cause Notes
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 59,888 1,393 35% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Unknown RM IMT 1
Fire information
On the Smith Fire, fire behavior increased after smoke lifted. Burnout operations were conducted along N flank until spotting occurred. Indirect fire line construction continued off NE flank, and fire line improvement and holding operations were underway on the E flank adjacent to Ash Valley where structures are located. Firing operations continue on the N flank of the Big Hamlin Fire, along with fire line construction and improvement projects, and mop up on all other flanks. Road and area closures in effect. The complex is located on the Tiller Ranger District of the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 43,178 97 35% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown NR IMT 1
Fire information
Indirect fire line construction and improvement projects continue on the Buckhead and Near Minky fires. Burnout operations are being conducted on the Smith, Buckhead and Near Minky as smoke and fire behavior conditions allow. Firing operations off the N flank of the Smith Fire continues to increase protection for a large area where mines and structures are located. The complex is on Umpqua NF. Road, trail and area closures in effect.
Jack July 5, 2021 23,990 81 55% 20 miles E of Glide Human NR IMT 1
Fire information
Minimal fire activity was observed. The fire is part of Rough Patch Complex on Umpqua NF. Private lands affected.
Middle Fork Complex July 29, 2021 26,031 0 20% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown NW IMT 6
Fire information
Smoke moderated fire behavior and limited aircraft use for much of Tuesday. Operations on the W and NW flanks of the Chaos Fire focused on securing primary and alternate fire lines, firing on the SW flank, and line construction and improvement along the E flank. The Kwis Fire is in patrol status.  Road, trail and area closures in effect. Complex located on the Willamette NF.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 17,962 0 7% 12 miles NE of Detroit Unknown NR IMT 4
Fire information
Heavy smoke kept helicopters grounded yesterday. Slow but steady fire growth was observed on W, S and N flanks. A portion of the E flank abuts the western edge of the 2020 Lionshead Fire. Indirect fire line construction operations are ongoing, as are patrols for spot fires. As the fire continues to push south, discussions continue about broadening evacuation and closure plans on the northern Willamette NF. The fire is within the Bull of the Woods Wilderness on the Mt Hood NF and lands within the Willamette NF.
Cougar Peak Sept. 7, 2021 1,300 0 0% 15 miles NW of Lakeview Unknown Type 4 IMT
Fire information
Extreme fire behavior. Road and campground closures. Fire is on the Fremont-Winema NF; ODF-protected lands threatened.

 

 

Oregon State Fire Marshal Current Mobilization Report
Conflagration Name Date Began Structures Threatened/Destroyed Status
All OSFM IMTs currently demobilized
Active Incident Totals   0 threatened/0 destroyed  

 

More information

  • Cooler temps today and higher RH expected west of the Cascades. East of the Cascades, expect hot, dry and breezy conditions. Red Flag Warning in effect this afternoon for south-central Oregon for low RH and strong, gusty SW winds to 40 mph. Thunderstorm potential, due to a monsoonal moisture push from the SE, increases tomorrow and Friday for eastern Oregon.

Resources:

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 7, 2021

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 7, 2021

Full size resolution ODF/OSFM fire report map

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  43,555 5,104,228

 

Oregon:  Preparedness Level 5.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  997 193,390
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 806 73,008

 

All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,697 683,513

 

Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres  ODF Acres Containment Location Cause Notes
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 49,173 1,393 35% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Unknown RM IMT 1
Fire information
Firing operations were conducted overnight on the Smith Fire’s NW flank to stabilize growth in that area. Challenges remain in store for containment on the fire’s NE flank where no good option exists to keep the Smith Fire from merging with the Near Minky Fire on the Rough Patch Complex. Firing operations also took place along the E flank to increase protection for structures in Ash Valley. Firing operations were also conducted on the Big Hamlin Fire’s E flank, taking out unburned green islands inside the fire line, to deepen protection for Ash Valley. Road and area closures in effect. The complex is located on the Tiller Ranger District of the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 41,228 0 35% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown NR IMT 1
Fire information
Active fire behavior was observed yesterday on the Chaos, Buckhead and Near Minky fires. Overnight firing operations went well on the Chaos Fire’s N flank, and in parts of Buckhead and Near Minky. Cooperative strategy development underway with Devils Knob Complex about the probability of the Smith Fire merging with Near Minky and Buckhead fires. The complex is on Umpqua NF. Road, trail and area closures in effect.
Jack July 5, 2021 23,990 81 55% 20 miles E of Glide Human NR IMT 1
Fire information
Minimal fire activity was observed. The fire is part of Rough Patch Complex on Umpqua NF. Private lands affected.
Middle Fork Complex July 29, 2021 26,031 0 20% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown NW IMT 6
Fire information
Firing operations continue along the S and E flanks of the Gales Fire. Fire line improvement also was underway along the E flank to get ahead of spotting in that area. The Kwis Fire is in mop up and patrol status and may be turned over to local district later this week. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Complex located on the Willamette NF.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 16,724 0 7% 12 miles NE of Detroit Unknown NR IMT 4
Fire information
Spot fires off the E flank over the weekend were lined and re-connected with primary containment line. Patrol and mop up operations underway. On the S flank, fire line improvement and strategic firing operations continued. Structure protection measures are underway to wrap and protect historic structures in the Bagby Hot Springs area. Evacuation advisory issued for Breitenbush community. Road, area and trail closures in effect. The fire is within the Bull of the Woods Wilderness on the Mt Hood NF and lands within the Willamette NF.

 

 

Oregon State Fire Marshal Current Mobilization Report
Conflagration Name Date Began Structures Threatened/Destroyed Status
All OSFM IMTs currently demobilized
Active Incident Totals   0 threatened/0 destroyed  

 

More information

  • Warm and dry and unstable conditions are predicted for today in the Cascade Range and western foothills. There is a chance of a thunderstorm in NW Oregon. In south-central Oregon, potentially strong, gusty south winds in the afternoon and evening are expected along with critically low RH.

Resources:

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 6, 2021

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 6, 2021

Full size resolution ODF/OSFM fire report map

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  43,457 5,073,241

 

Oregon:  Preparedness Level 5.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  995 193,325
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 796 56,151

 

All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,695 677,060

 

Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres ODF Acres Containment Location Cause Notes
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 46,596 1,391 35% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Unknown RM IMT 1
Fire information
The two active fires in the complex are Smith and Big Hamlin. The Smith Fire is located mostly north of the South Umpqua River, and the Big Hamlin Fire is south of the river. The remaining fires in the complex are contained and in patrol status. Firing operations were employed last night on the Smith Fire’s NW flank with the intent of wrapping the entire N flank today. The firing operations coupled with natural fire growth added 5,000 acres to the Smith Fire. The fire’s S and W flanks are stable. Structures in Ash Valley, located east of the Smith Fire, are under a Level 2 evacuation advisory. Firing operations on the Big Hamlin Fire’s W flank were conducted yesterday. Mop up and monitoring operations are underway on the E and S flanks. Road and area closures in effect. The complex is located on the Tiller Ranger District of the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 41,185 0 28% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown NR IMT 1
Fire information
The Chaos Fire, 22,860 acres, had increased fire activity on its N and E flanks. Active burning also challenged fire lines on the S flank of the Little Bend Fire, 7,744 acres. On the Buckhead Fire, 5,714 acres, and the Near Minky Fire, 4,867 acres, operations continue to link the fires with a combination of indirect line construction and firing. Crews will continue conducting firing operations overnight to take advantage of cooler weather with lighter winds. The complex is on Umpqua NF. Road, trail and area closures in effect.
Jack July 5, 2021 23,990 81 55% 20 miles E of Glide Human NR IMT 1
Fire information
The W, N and NE flanks of the Jack Fire are in monitoring status. Visible fire activity is mostly from interior pockets of fuel burning out. On the S/SE flank, indirect fire lines and firing operations continue toward the goal of linking the Jack, Buckhead and Near Minky fires. The fire is part of Rough Patch Complex on Umpqua NF. Private lands affected.
Middle Fork Complex July 29, 2021 24,930 0 20% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown NW IMT 6
Fire information
The two remaining fires in the complex are Gales, 23,358 acres and 13% contained, and Kwis, 1,485 acres and 98% contained. The Kwis Fire is in patrol status. Operations on the Gales Fire include mop up and patrol along the W/NW flanks along with firing operations on N and E flanks. Torching and spotting continues to cause containment challenges along S flank. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Complex located on the Willamette NF.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 15,804 0 7% 12 miles NE of Detroit Unknown NR IMT 4
Fire information
Indirect fire line construction operations continue along forest roads using heavy equipment. Two spot fires off the E flank were stopped at 2 acres each and were looped back into main fire. On the S flank, evening firing ops using drones and PSDs were successful. A spike camp will be set up off SW flank to cut down travel time; all crews are currently camped off the fire’s north end. Evacuation advisory issued for Breitenbush community. Road, area and trail closures in effect. The fire is within the Bull of the Woods Wilderness on the Mt Hood NF and lands within the Willamette NF.

 

Oregon State Fire Marshal Current Mobilization Report
Conflagration Name Date Began Structures Threatened/Destroyed Status
All OSFM IMTs currently demobilized
Active Incident Totals   0 threatened/0 destroyed  

 

More information

  • A high pressure system moving into Oregon will bring warmer temps, lower RH values and relatively light winds. Wind speeds will increase in Cascade gaps and across central and eastern Oregon. Warming trend continues at least through Wednesday.
  • Heavy smoke to persist in much of the state, except the coastal strip and much of the Willamette Valley.

Resources:

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 3, 2021

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 3, 2021

Full size resolution ODF/OSFM fire report map

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  43,250 5,024,744

 

Oregon:  Preparedness Level 5.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  972 193,254
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 763 56,009

 

All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,670 659,335

 

Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres  ODF Acres Containment Location Cause Notes
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 39,836 1,391 28% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Unknown Florida State Red IMT Fire information
The active fires in the complex are Smith, 24,532 acres, and Big Hamlin, 15,184 acres. Yesterday, the Smith Fire’s E flank continued to slowly back down toward Ash Valley and the N flank also advanced at a moderate rate. Preparations for firing operations are underway on the E flank, and firing operations are planned for today on the NW flank. Smoke continues to hamper aircraft use. On the Big Hamlin Fire, firing and line construction operations are underway along the SE, E, NE and NW flanks. The W flank is holding. Structures primarily in Ash Valley remain threatened and evacuation advisories have been issued. Fuel reduction projects continue in Ash Valley near structures and primary access/egress roads. Road and area closures in effect. The complex is located on the Tiller Ranger District of the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 37,463 0 26% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown NR IMT 1
Fire information
The Chaos Fire grew to the east on Thursday and progressed north toward containment lines. Buckhead showed growth along its SE and W flanks. The W flank of Near Minky also was backing into a creek drainage. Plans today on all fires are to build and improve fire lines and use strategic firing operations to reduce fuel for future fire growth. Forest roads near the fires are used when practical for fire line construction operations. The complex is on Umpqua NF. Road, trail and area closures in effect.
Jack July 5, 2021 23,987 81 55% 20 miles E of Glide Human NR IMT 1
Fire information
The W,N and NE flanks are in a patrol status. Indirect fire line construction and burnout operations continue off the S flank toward the N flank of the Buckhead Fire. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Fire is part of Rough Patch Complex on Umpqua NF. Private lands affected.
Middle Fork Complex July 29, 2021 21,490 0 21% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown NW IMT 13
Fire information
A 1-mile firing operation on the NE flank of the Gales Fire improved protection for adjacent private industrial forestlands. Crews plan to complete an additional ½ mile of firing today in that area. Other firing operations are planned along the S/SW flanks. The W and N flanks are in mop up and patrol status. The Kwis Fire is also in mop up and patrol status. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Complex is located on the Willamette NF.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 11,330 0 7% 12 miles NE of Detroit Unknown GB IMT 4
Fire information
Crews completed a 3-mile firing operation yesterday along the E flank; this operation continues today. Operations along the E/NE flanks are partially within the 2020 Beachie Creek Fire scar. Fire line improvement and log removal operations underway on W and S flanks. Westward fire spread is partially within 2011 Mother Lode Fire scar. L1 evac advisory issued for Breitenbush community. Road, area and trail closures in effect. The fire is within the Bull of the Woods Wilderness on the Mt Hood NF and lands within the Willamette NF.

 

Oregon State Fire Marshal Current Mobilization Report
Conflagration Name Date Began Structures Threatened/Destroyed Status
All OSFM IMTs currently demobilized
Active Incident Totals   0 threatened/0 destroyed  

 

More information

  • Weather for Oregon today brings higher temps, lower RH values and light winds. Winds will rise primarily east of the Cascades on Saturday and Sunday as a weak front passes through the region. Smoke will continue holding in valleys downwind from active fires.
  • Nationally, 85 large fires and complexes are burning in 12 states. Northern California’s Dixie Fire made an 18,000-acre run on Thursday. Nearly 25,000 personnel are assigned to incidents in USA.

Resources:

 

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 2, 2021

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 2, 2021

Full size resolution ODF/OSFM fire report map

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  43,168 4,971,541

 

Oregon:  Preparedness Level 5.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  968 192,102
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 758 55,991

 

All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,661 653,108

 

Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres ODF Acres Containment Location Cause Notes
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 38,387 1,392 28% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Unknown Florida State Red IMT Fire information
Fire continues to push the E and NW flanks of the Smith Fire and interior burning is challenging the SE flank. The Smith Fire is 23,350 acres and continues to threaten structures in Ash Valley, located off the fire’s E flank. Air operations resumed yesterday to support firing and holding operations with strategic bucket drops. Firing operations on the Big Hamlin Fire, 15,003 acres, will focus on E/NE flanks. Holding and mop up operations underway around remainder of fire. Complex is located on Tiller Ranger District of Umpqua NF and private lands.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 38,097 0 19% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown NR IMT 1
Fire information
Operations on the Chaos Fire, 19,532 acres, yesterday focused on the S and N flanks where spot fires were being lined and held. Helicopters were able to fly and water drops aided the firefighters as they constructed indirect fire lines. On the Near Minky Fire, 4,800 acres, firing  operations off the N flank helped to close the unburned fuel gap to the S flank of the Buckhead Fire, 4,498 acres. The complex is on Umpqua NF. Road, trail and area closures in effect.
Jack July 5, 2021 23,985 81 55% 20 miles E of Glide Human NR IMT 1
Fire information
The W and N flanks of the Jack Fire are in patrol and mop up status. Firing operations continue on the SE flank to burn out green islands of fuel as part of continuing effort to connect with N flank of the Buckhead Fire. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Fire is part of Rough Patch Complex on Umpqua NF. Private lands affected.
Middle Fork Complex July 29, 2021 20,982 0 21% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown NW IMT 13
Fire information
A burnout operation continues today on the Gales Fire’s N/NE flanks to remove fuel inside of indirect fire lines. Mop up is also underway following yesterday’s burnout operations, and on a spot fire off the NE corner. The Kwis Fire remains in mop up and patrol status. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Complex is located on the Willamette NF.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 11,330 0 4% 12 miles NE of Detroit Unknown GB IMT 4
Fire information
Fire behavior was moderate yesterday but is expected to increase today with warmer and drier conditions. Objectives today include firing out fuels inside 6 miles of indirect line on the E/NE flanks and protecting the S flank against spot fires. Level 1 evacuation advisory issued for Breitenbush area. Road, area and trail closures in effect. The fire is within the Bull of the Woods Wilderness on the Mt Hood NF and lands within the Willamette NF.

 

Oregon State Fire Marshal Current Mobilization Report
Conflagration Name Date Began Structures Threatened/Destroyed Status
All OSFM IMTs currently demobilized
Active Incident Totals   0 threatened/0 destroyed  

 

More information

  • A moderate warming and drying trend begins today and will persist through Saturday. Light winds. Smoke accumulation expected in valleys aligned with winds and fires.
  • The Board Mtn Fire on the ODF Medford Unit is 100% lined and plumbed, and is holding at 36 acres. Fire is on BLM and private lands.

Resources:

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 1, 2021

ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 1, 2021

Full size resolution ODF/OSFM fire report map

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  43,017 4,946,000

 

Oregon:  Preparedness Level 5.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  955 188,850
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 753 55,814

 

All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,648 648,797

 

Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres  ODF Acres Containment Location Cause Notes
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 38,387 1,392 28% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Unknown Florida State Red IMT Fire information
The Smith Fire, 22,082 acres, was very active Tuesday afternoon particularly along the NE flank. Interior green islands continue to burn out with frequent torching of single trees. Direct and indirect fire line construction and improvement operations underway on E flank near to Ash Valley where structures are threatened. Fuel reduction operations continue near structures. Big Hamlin Fire is 14,795 acres with firing operations along E flank. Remaining fires in complex are contained. Complex is located on Tiller Ranger District of Umpqua NF and private lands.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 35,054 0 17% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown NR IMT 1
Fire information
The Chaos Fire, 18,979 acres, had spotting across N and S flanks, and crews worked to contain these. Fire line construction operation underway to connect Chaos and Little Bend fires. Operations continue in south end of complex to connect Jack, Buckhead and Near Minky fires. The complex is on Umpqua NF. Road, trail and area closures in effect.
Jack July 5, 2021 23,985 81 53% 20 miles E of Glide Human NR IMT 1
Fire information
Firing operations continue on S/SW end of Jack Fire to connect containment lines with Buckhead Fire. Hoselays and sprinklers in place to improve holding. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Fire is part of Rough Patch Complex on Umpqua NF. Private lands affected.
Middle Fork Complex July 29, 2021 20,593 0 20% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown NW IMT 13
Fire information
On the Gales Fire, burning out of interior green islands continues as crews improve fire lines along W/NW flanks. Mop up and holding operations underway where recent controlled burns were conducted on NW and SW flanks. Kwis Fire is in patrol status. Remaining fires in complex have been transferred to local district. Evacuation advisories have been issued for areas where structures are threatened. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Complex is located on the Willamette NF.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 10,716 0 4% 12 miles NE of Detroit Unknown GB IMT 4
Fire information
Firing and line construction operations along SE flank took place yesterday to connect fire lines. Line preparation operations along roads off N flank continue. Level 1 evacuation advisory issued for Breitenbush area. Road, area and trail closures in effect. The fire is within the Bull of the Woods Wilderness on the Mt Hood NF and lands within the north part of the Willamette NF.

 

 

Oregon State Fire Marshal Current Mobilization Report
Conflagration Name Date Began Structures Threatened/Destroyed Status
All OSFM IMTs currently demobilized
Active Incident Totals   0 threatened/0 destroyed  

 

More information

  • Board Mtn Fire on ODF Medford Unit is 36 acres, 75% lined. Fire started late Tuesday.
  • Warmer and drier conditions west of Cascades are expected today with winds out of north. Warming trend expected next week.

Resources:

ODF/OSFM fire report for Aug. 31, 2021

ODF/OSFM fire report for Aug. 31, 2021

Full size resolution ODF/OSFM fire report map

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  42,889 4,887,466

 

Oregon:  Preparedness Level 5.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  951 188,848
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 745 55,809

 

All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,642 641,807

Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres  ODF Acres  Containment Location Cause Notes
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 36,933 1,390 25% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Unknown Florida State Red IMT Fire information
The Smith Fire, 20,884 acres, was active Monday on NE flank where strategic firing operations are planned today, weather permitting. Fuel reduction and structure assessment/protection continues in Ash Valley, located east of the Smith Fire.  The Big Hamlin Fire, 14,539 acres, is located south of the Smith Fire and its NE spread also threatens structures in Ash Valley. Cooler temps and higher RH have dampened fire intensity, but trend of late afternoon activity may continue. Fires located on Umpqua NF and private lands.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 33,845 0 15% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown NR IMT 1
Fire information
Moderate fire behavior yesterday but activity increased in afternoon after clouds cleared and wind picked up. The Chaos Fire continues pushing east, but growth is mitigated by indirect fire lines on forest roads and strategic firing operations to burn out green islands. South of the Jack Fire, the Buckhead Fire pushed southeast, as did the Near Minky Fire, south of the Buckhead Fire. The complex is on Umpqua NF. Road, trail and area closures in effect.
Jack July 5, 2021 23,976 81 53% 20 miles E of Glide Human NR IMT 1
Fire information
Most fire behavior yesterday was from interior green islands burning out. Firing out is also taking place between indirect containment lines and fire edge. Forest roads off E flank are being prepped for use as indirect line. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Fire is part of Rough Patch Complex on Umpqua NF. Private lands affected.
Middle Fork Complex July 29, 2021 20,094 0 12% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown NW IMT 13
Fire information
Spotting continues on the Gales Fire, 18,522 acres, between fire edge and indirect containment lines. Swing shift firing ops will expand opportunities for strategic burnouts. Kwis Fire, 1,485 acres, had little to no activity yesterday and remains in patrol status. Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect. Road, trail and area closures. Complex is located on the Willamette NF.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 10,716 0 3% 12 miles NE of Detroit Unknown GB IMT 4
Fire information
The fire yesterday reached indirect containment lines on roads off NE and SE flanks. Firing operations underway as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow. Winds have been moderate and short-range spotting has been observed. Road, area and trail closures in effect. The fire is within the Bull of the Woods Wilderness on the Mt Hood NF and lands within the north part of the Willamette NF.
Black Butte Aug. 3, 2021 22,445 592 95% 25 miles S of Unity Lightning Type 3 IMT
Fire information
Mop up and patrol, equipment backhaul and suppression repair operations continue.

 

Oregon State Fire Marshal Current Mobilization Report
Conflagration Name Date Began Structures Threatened/Destroyed Status
All OSFM IMTs currently demobilized
Active Incident Totals   0 threatened/0 destroyed  

 

More information

  • The Skyline Complex was declared 100% contained yesterday by DFPA and BLM. The complex had 19 fires. DFPA continues to monitor the area. Final complex size is 5,760 acres. The biggest fire in complex was the Poole Creek Fire, which was stopped at 5,291 acres.
  • Fire activity increased on fires located west of the Cascade crest as clouds blew away and W/NW winds picked up. Temps will remain seasonably cool today and RH values hold at higher-than-normal levels. Winds may pick up on Thursday and a warming/drying trend is expected next week.

Resources:

ODF/OSFM fire report for Aug. 30, 2021

ODF/OSFM fire report for Aug. 30, 2021

Full size resolution ODF/OSFM fire report map

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  42,647 4,879,574

 

Oregon:  Preparedness Level 5.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  942 188,848
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 741 55,792

 

All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,629 636,867

 

Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres  ODF Acres Containment Location Cause Notes
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 32,399 1,390 25% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Unknown Florida State Red IMT Fire information
The Smith and Big Hamlin fires became active late Sunday and overnight. Ash Valley continues to be threatened by the Smith Fire. Evacuation advisories and road, trail and area closures are in effect. A surge package of Type 1 crews arrived to assist with burnout operations on Smith and Big Hamlin. Fires located on Umpqua NF and private lands.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 31,351 0 11% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown NR IMT 1
Fire information
Moderate fire behavior observed across the complex yesterday. Spotting occurred off the N and S flanks of the Chaos Fire, 17,688 acres. W flank continues to hold. Burnouts yesterday between Chaos and Little Bend fires were to connect the primary fire line between the two fires. The Buckhead Fire moved closer to the S flank of the Jack Fire and the Near Minky Fire continued its growth toward the S flank of Buckhead. New E/W growth on these fires stayed within alternate fire lines. The complex is on Umpqua NF. Road, trail and area closures in effect.
Jack July 5, 2021 23,884 81 53% 20 miles E of Glide Human NR IMT 1 Fire information
Little movement was reported on the Jack Fire’s W, N and NE flanks. Moderate fire behavior. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Fire is part of Rough Patch Complex on Umpqua NF. Private lands affected.
Middle Fork Complex July 29, 2021 18,935 0 12% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown NW IMT 13
Fire information
Active fire behavior on Sunday. Kwis Fire, 1,485 acres, is in mop up and patrol status. Gales Fire is 17,363 acres and had spotting across N/NE and S flanks yesterday. Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect. Road, trail and area closures. Complex is located on the Willamette NF.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 10,370 0 3% 12 miles NE of Detroit Unknown GB IMT 4
Fire information
The fire pushed south yesterday against the primary fire line. Fire is burning actively within old fire scars. Structure protection and evacuation needs being evaluated. Road, area and trail closures in effect. The complex is within the Bull of the Woods Wilderness on the Mt Hood NF and lands within the north part of the Willamette NF.
Fox Complex Aug. 13, 2021 9,753 1,246 90% 14 miles W of Lakeview Unknown Type 4 IMT
Fire information
ODF IMT 3 demobilized and a local Type 4 IMT assumed command on Saturday, Aug. 28. Patrol, mop up and equipment backhaul operations continued through the weekend on Patton Meadows Fire.
Black Butte Aug. 3, 2021 22,445 592 95% 25 miles S of Unity Lightning Type 3 IMT
Fire information
Mop up and patrol, equipment backhaul and suppression repair operations continue.

 

 

Oregon State Fire Marshal Current Mobilization Report
Conflagration Name Date Began Structures Threatened/Destroyed Status
Devils Knob Complex 8/3/2021 80 threatened/1 destroyed Task forces demobilized
Active Incident Totals   80 threatened/1 destroyed  

 

More information

  • A cold front moving in today brings west winds that will be 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph in Cascade gaps, and generally in central and eastern Oregon. Drizzle possible along coastal strip. Generally, the cooler weather brings higher RH that should help IA containment but winds will challenge existing fires.

Resources:

ODF/OSFM fire report for Aug. 27, 2021

ODF/OSFM fire report for Aug. 27, 2021

Full size resolution ODF/OSFM fire situation report map

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  42,158 4,870,684

 

Oregon:  Preparedness Level 5.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  927 188,664
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 719 55,401

 

All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,629 631,515

 

Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres  ODF Acres Containment Location Cause Notes
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 28,151 1,390 25% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Unknown Florida State Red IMT
Fire information
On the Smith Fire, 12,012 acres, burnouts were successful along S flank in the South Fork of the Umpqua River drainage. Structure protection and containment line construction continues along E flank in Ash Valley vicinity. Big Hamilin Fire is 12, 801 acres and its growth has moderated as direct and indirect containment line construction continues. Evacuation advisories and road, trail and area closures are in effect. Fires located on Umpqua NF and private lands.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 28,493 0 11% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown GB IMT 2
Fire information
The Chaos Fire, 13,529 acres, and the Little Bend Fire, 6,208 acres, are being connected with fire line construction and burnout operations. Primary goals are to keep these fires from burning west toward BLM and private forestlands, and north into a mining complex. Efforts underway to protect anadromous fish habitat. Complex is on Umpqua NF. Road, trail and area closures in effect. NR IMT 1 to assume command of complex tomorrow.
Jack July 5, 2021 23,853 81 53% 20 miles E of Glide Human GB IMT 2
Fire information
The Buckhead Fire, 3,003 acres, has burned into Jack Fire’s S flank. Containment lines holding on W, N and NE flanks. Direct and indirect line construction ops continue on S/SW flanks. Moderate fire behavior. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Fire is part of Rough Patch Complex on Umpqua NF. Private lands affected.
Middle Fork Complex July 29, 2021 17,503 0 10% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown NW IMT 13
Fire information
Indirect line construction and burnout operations continue on Gales/Ninemile Fire, 15,931 acres. The Kwis Fire, 1,485 acres, is in patrol status as interior fuels naturally burn out. Active fire behavior. Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect. Road, trail and area closures. Complex is located on the Willamette NF.
Black Butte Aug. 3, 2021 22,445 592 89% 25 miles S of Unity Lightning IMT 3
Fire information
Moderate fire behavior. Road, trail and area closures. Fire is located on Malheur NF and private lands.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 7,774 0 0% 12 miles NE of Detroit Unknown GB IMT 4
Fire information
This complex is almost entirely inside of the Bull of the Woods Wilderness on the Mt Hood NF. Moderate fire behavior. Fire line construction on S and E flanks nearly complete. Eighteen miles of hose has been rolled out and charged. Aerial ignitions for burnout operations continue as weather allows. Road, area and trail closures in effect.
Fox Complex Aug. 13, 2021 9,753 1,246 90% 14 miles W of Lakeview Unknown ODF IMT 3
Fire information
Minimal fire behavior. Mop up, equipment backhaul and suppression repair operations continue. Road and area closures remain in effect. Transfer to the local unit is scheduled for 8/28.

 

Oregon State Fire Marshal Current Mobilization Report
Conflagration Name Date Began Structures Threatened/Destroyed Status
Devils Knob Complex 8/3/2021 80 threatened/1 destroyed Two immediate response task forces and an Agency Administrator
Active Incident Totals   80 threatened/1 destroyed  

 

More information

  • Today’s temperatures are expected to be normal with above-normal RH and light west winds. Warming and drying conditions expected this weekend, coupled with light-to-moderate N/NE winds. NE winds may have stronger effect across SW Oregon and higher elevations in the Coast Range.

Resources:

ODF/OSFM fire report for Aug. 26, 2021

ODF/OSFM fire report for Aug. 26, 2021

Full size resolution ODF/OSFM fire situation report map

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  41,768 4,822,010

 

Oregon:  Preparedness Level 5.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  923 188,662
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 719 55,363

 

All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,587 632,674

 

Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres  ODF Acres  Containment Location Cause Notes
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 28,151 1,389 25% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Unknown Florida State Red IMT Fire information
The Smith Fire, 12,012 acres, continues its eastward push toward Ash Valley where structures exist. OFSM and DFPA resources are in place for structural protection. Indirect line construction coupled with burnout operations underway on NW flank. A surge package of Type 1 crews has been requested to lead burnout ops on 8 miles of the W flank to harden that side of the fire against east winds. This complex is located on Umpqua NF and private lands.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 25,741 0 8% 26 miles SE of

Cottage Grove

Unknown GB IMT 2
Fire information
The Chaos Fire, 12,625 acres, remains the focus of most activity. West side fire lines are holding. On the N/NE flanks, the fire continues moving north toward mining area. ODF personnel and equipment are performing fuel reduction in the Bohemia Mtn area. Surge package requested for burnout operation to harden W and S flanks. Road, trail and area closures remain in effect. Fires are located on Umpqua NF. NR IMT 1 inbriefing today.
Jack July 5, 2021 23,821 81 53% 20 miles E of Glide Human GB IMT 2
Fire information
Moderate fire behavior. Timber. Road, trail and area closures. Fire is located on Umpqua NF, and is part of Rough Patch Complex. NR IMT 1 inbriefing today.
Middle Fork Complex July 29, 2021 16,950 0 10% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown NW IMT 13
Fire information
Burnout operations underway along NE flank of Gales/Ninemile Fire. Mop up and burnout operations taking place on other flanks of fire, as conditions allow. The Kwis Fire continues to be monitored as interior islands of fuel burn out naturally. Structures are threatened and evacuation advisories have been issued, along with road, trail and area closures. Complex is located on the Willamette NF.
Black Butte Aug. 3, 2021 22,445 592 89% 25 miles S of Unity Lightning Type 3 IMT
Fire information
Moderate fire behavior. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Fire is located on Malheur NF and private lands.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 7,774 0 0% 12 miles NE of Detroit Unknown GB IMT 4
Fire information
Contingency fire line is being constructed across S flank, which is outside of the Bull of the Woods Wilderness. Forest roads are being used as part of this line, and heavy equipment operations are underway. The fire inside the wilderness continues to be active in old burn scars and in standing forest with heavy understory fuels. As more crews arrive, swing shift burning operations expand to fire’s W flank. Monitoring and fire line construction along W flank are helping to slow fire’s growth toward BLM and private lands, and to harden that side of fire against future east wind events. Fire is located on Mt Hood NF, and road, area and trail closures are in effect.
Fox Complex Aug. 13, 2021 9,753 1,246 80% 14 miles W of Lakeview Unknown ODF IMT 3
Fire information
Mop up operations underway to reach 300-foot blackline all around Patton Meadow Fire. Equipment backhaul and suppression repair operations continue. All evacuations lifted. Surplus resources being released for reassignment.

 

Oregon State Fire Marshal Current Mobilization Report
Conflagration Name Date Began Structures Threatened/Destroyed Status
Devils Knob Complex 8/3/2021 80 threatened/1 destroyed Two immediate response task forces and an Agency Administrator
Active Incident Totals   80 threatened/1 destroyed  

 

More information

  • Fire activity picked up yesterday afternoon in fire complexes on the Mt Hood, Willamette and Umpqua national forests as smoke lifted and winds increased. Seasonal average temps and RH expected today across west slopes of Cascades, with strongest winds in Cascade gaps.
  • More than 2.4 million acres have burned in 88 large fires and complexes in 13 states. Large fires in California and the Northwest were active yesterday, especially in the afternoon. The French and Airola fires in California both displayed extreme fire behavior, causing residents to be evacuated. Currently, 29 Type 1 and Type 2 incident management teams and 26,884 wildland firefighters and support personnel are assigned to incidents.

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