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Stouts Creek Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 9/6/2015

Approximate Location

42.924 latitude, -123.048 longitude

Incident Overview

Mopping up hot spots within the Stouts Creek Fire

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Summary

The Stouts Creek Fire was reported on Thursday, July 30, 2015, burning approximately 11 miles east of Canyonville near the community of Milo on forestlands protected by the Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA) before spreading onto the Umpqua National Forest. Two separate IMT's from the Oregon Department of Forestry were deployed to the fire and were in unified command between ODF and the Umpqua National Forest. The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal Green Team was also deployed and assumed joint command of the fire from July 31 until August 8. A type 3 Team from the Florida Forest Service took command of the fire on August 25.




Social Media Resources for the Stouts Creek Fire:

Stouts Creek Fire on Facebook: www.facebook.com/StoutsFire
Stouts Creek Fire on Twitter: www.twitter.com/StoutsFire

Douglas Forest Protective Association on Twitter: www.twitter.com/DouglasFPA
Douglas Forest Protective Association on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DouglasForestProtectiveAssociation
Douglas Forest Protective Association website: www.dfpa.net

Oregon Department of Forestry Wildfire blog: http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/
Oregon Department of Forestry on Facebook: www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
Oregon Department of Forestry on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ORDeptForestry

Umpqua National Forest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UmpquaNationalForest
Umpqua National Forest Twitter: https://twitter.com/UmpquaNF
Umpqua National Forest Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/umpqua

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman-caused; Mowing During Hours Prohibited By Fire Restrictions
Date of OriginThursday July 30th, 2015 approx. 01:00 PM
Location16 miles east of Canyonville; 1 mile south of Milo, OR,
Incident CommanderType 4 Incident Led By Local District

Current Situation

Total Personnel226
Size26,452 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained98%
Fuels Involved

Primary fuel model carrying the fire in is a heavy component of timber litter in mature Douglas fir stands with an understory

of brush. Intermediate aged timber stands with old slash and brush is interspersed through the area. This component is

difficult to manage when wind and humidity threshold are reached

Significant Events

Precipitation fell on the fire yesterday. Fire behavior was minimal

Outlook

Planned Actions

Transition to local district Type 4 organization at 2400 hrs 9/4/2015

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Expect some smokes 500' or more inside the perimeter. No perimeter growth expected.

24 hours: Fire behavior is expected to remain minimal. Crews will continue to mop up, patrol and complete repair work.

48 hours: Fire behavior is expected to remain minimal. Crews will continue to mop up, patrol and complete repair work.

72 hours: Fire behavior is expected to remain minimal. Crews will continue to mop up, patrol and complete repair work.

Anticipated after 72 hours:

Fire behavior is expected to remain minimal. Crews will continue to mop up, patrol and

complete repair work.

Remarks

Ownership (Acres Burned): BLM 5,544ac, Private 920ac, Private Industrial 5,737ac, USFS 14,166ac.

Transitioned from ODF Type 1 (Cline/Wilde) to Type 3 (Work) on 8/25/2015 at 1800.

Difference in acres due to more accurate mapping.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Weather cool with periods of rain and scattered thunderstorms.

For Saturday, September 5;

Temperatures 55-65;

Humidity 35-25%

Winds N 5-10

Haines Index 3 (Very Low)

Unit Information

Douglas Forest Protective Association
1758 NE Airport Road
Roseburg, OR 97470
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