The National Creek Complex consists of two fires: the National Fire burning on the Rogue River -Siskiyou National Forest and the Crescent Fire located in the northwest corner of Crater Lake National Park. Both fires were started during a series of lightning strikes on August 1, 2015. The fires are being managed under a full suppression strategy although the tactics may differ between the Park and Forest.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday August 01st, 2015 approx. 02:15 PM|
|Location||Crater Lake National Park, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Umpqua National Forest.|
|Incident Commander||John Harwood|
|Incident Description||Crescent Fire (or-clp) And National Fire (or-rsf)|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Timber (litter and understory)
Minimal activity, Persistent smoldering due to dry heavy fuels.
Continue to monitor fire on southeast perimeter within indirect containment lines. Implement holding actions as necessary to keep fire within established containment lines.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Minimal activity expected. Minimal fire behavior limited smoke production. Fire activity will be minimal within isolated interior pockets. Cooling trend with possible wetting rains through the weekend and next week.
Incident is also in Douglas County.
LIGHT EAST WINDS AND A LOWERING SUBSIDENCE INVERSION EARLY THIS MORNING HAVE RESULTED IN SOME VERY DRY CONDITIONS ALONG AND NEAR THE RIDGE TOPS. TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT SOUTH WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE SOME AS
THE FIRST FRONTAL SYSTEM IN A SERIES ARRIVES. WETTING RAINS ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS FIRST FRONTAL SYSTEM, ESPECIALLY ALONG AND NEAR THE COAST AND IN THE UMPQUA BASIN SUNDAY AND MONDAY. AFTER A BREAK TUESDAY, THE NEXT
FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL ARRIVE FROM THE WEST WEDNESDAY, WITH ANOTHER
POSSIBILITY OF WETTING RAIN.