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Whiskey Complex

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Whiskey Complex Update, November 5, 2013
U.S. Forest Service employees continue with work involved in ongoing rehabilitation Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation (BAER) and fire-damage repair. The fire continues inside fire lines. Some hot.. more

INCIDENT UPDATED 11/11/2013

Approximate Location

42.941 latitude, -122.822 longitude

Incident Overview

The four fires of the Whiskey Complex were ignited by lightning on July 26th. The Whiskey Buckeye and Smith Ridge fires were fully contained on August 24. The Smith Ridge fire was declared out at 23 acres on September 7th. Many smokes remain visible within the perimeter of the Whiskey Fire while the Buckeye Fire has only a few hot spots that are being monitored. The Tiller Ranger District is managing the complex of fires under the direction of Incident Commander Drew DeLozier as of Monday September 16th at 6 a.m.


Basic Information

Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginFriday July 26th, 2013 approx. 06:00 AM
Location6 miles east of Tiller, OR
Incident CommanderDrew Delozier

Current Situation

Total Personnel40
Size17,891 acres
Percent Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday August 24th, 2013 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber; grass & shrub models also present

Fire Behavior

Creeping and smoldering within interior unburned islands.

Significant Events

Transitioned back to the Tiller Ranger District on 9/16 at 0600

Outlook

Planned Actions

Crews are continuing suppression rehab and repair work.

Growth Potential

Low

Terrain Difficulty

High

Remarks

Incident transferred back to the local unit at 0600 on 9/16.

Whiskey-16,185 acres;

100% contained

Buckeye-1,683 acres;

100% contained

Smith Ridge-23 acres

Declared out on 9/7/2013

Current Weather

Wind Conditions2-10 mph W
Temperature53 degrees
Humidity98%

Unit Information

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Umpqua National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2900 Northwest Stewart Parkway
Roseburg, OR 97471

Incident Contact

Tiller Ranger District
Phone: 541-825-3100

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