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National Creek Complex

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INCIDENT UPDATED 10/23/2015

Approximate Location

43.038 latitude, -122.278 longitude

Incident Overview

National Creek Complex Funderburk photo

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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.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSaturday August 01st, 2015 approx. 02:15 PM
LocationCrater Lake National Park, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Umpqua National Forest.
Incident CommanderJohn Harwood
Incident DescriptionCrescent Fire (or-clp) And National Fire (or-rsf)

Current Situation

Total Personnel2
Size20,960 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory)

Significant Events

Minimal activity, Persistent smoldering due to dry heavy fuels.

Outlook

Planned Actions

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.

Remarks

Incident is also in Douglas County.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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.

Unit Information

NPS Shield
Crater Lake National Park
National Park Service
P.O. Box 7
Crater Lake, OR 97604

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