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.
|Current as of|
|Location||Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest; 30 miles northeast of Medford, Oregon|
|Incident Commander||Incident Commander, Ed Lewis, PNW Team 3|
|Incident Description||Camp Creek Complex Includes A Number Of Lightning Caused Fires On The Rogue River-siskiyou National Forest.|
Ponderosa Pine, Grand Fir, Doug Fir, Mountain Hemlock, Sub-alpine fir. There are several fuel models represented, including 8, 9 and 10.
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
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).
24 hours: Continued mop-up of contained fires. Creeping, smoldering and torching in the afternoon. Some perimeter growth.
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.
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.
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.