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Camp Creek Complex

INCIDENT UPDATED 8/7/2014

Approximate Location

42.613 latitude, -122.372 longitude

Incident Overview

Map of the Camp Creek Complex 8/7/2014

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This will be the last update from PNW Team 3 for the Camp Creek Complex.

At 600 am on Friday August 8, 2014, Pacific Northwest Team 3 will be transferring command to a Type 3 organization (Eric Jones, Incident Commander).

The Type 3 team will absorb initial attack responsibility to the north, while releasing some of the southern area of Camp Creek Complex back to the District.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
LocationRogue River-Siskiyou National Forest; 30 miles northeast of Medford, Oregon
Incident CommanderIncident Commander, Ed Lewis, PNW Team 3
Incident DescriptionCamp Creek Complex Includes A Number Of Lightning Caused Fires On The Rogue River-siskiyou National Forest.

Current Situation

Total Personnel494
Size550 Acres
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa Pine, Grand Fir, Doug Fir, Mountain Hemlock, Sub-alpine fir. There are several fuel models represented, including 8, 9 and 10.

Significant Events

Very little fire growth. Many of the fires are contained. Those not contained exhibited creeping and smoldering with isolated torching. Firefighters are making significant progress with the Smith Rock Cluster

Outlook

Planned Actions

Aggressive initial attack on newly detected fires. Establish containment perimeters on 3-4 wilderness fires. Type 1 crews are still necessary but not critical to gaining containment on Smith Rocks fires.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: (until 7:00 am on Friday) Creeping, torching and some spotting. Minimal perimeter growth on open lines (Smith Rock Fires and Fire 790).

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24 hours: Continued mop-up of contained fires. Creeping, smoldering and torching in the afternoon. Some perimeter growth.

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48 hours:

Sunday, chance of thunderstorms with potential gusty outflows. Initial attack fires will exhibit surface fire spread, some torching and spotting. Open fireline will exhibit the same fire behavior.

Remarks

Estimated containment for the following fires within Camp Creek Complex:

Camp Creek - 100% containment - 15 Acres

Cluster 100% containment - 50 Acres

Fire 790 0% - largest fire in the wilderness. 300 plus Acres

Smith Rock Complex 40%

Fire 672 95% containment - 40 Acres

Bailey 100% containment - 15 Acres

There are several additional fires under 1/4 acre in size.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Weak high pressure has maintained near normal temperatures and relative humidity today. An upper low pressure system over northern California will bring dry thunderstorm threats to the area on Saturday and Sunday.

Unit Information

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Rogue River - Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Medford Interagency Office
3040 Biddle Road
Medford, OR 97504

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