Bunker Hill Complex Update
ROSEBURG, OR – July 7,2015 – The Bunker Hill Complex is currently burning northeast of Lemolo Lake on the Diamond Lake Ranger District. The Bunker Hill Complex is now considered a Type 4 incident and consists of the Bunker Hill Fire and six smaller fires all of which are being managed by the Umpqua National Forest.
The current acreage of the Bunker Hill is approximately 388 acres and 95% contained. All burnout operations have been completed on the Bunker Hill Fire. Mop-up (extinguishing all burning material) up to 200 feet from the fire perimeter is occurring. Hand crews are using water from fire hoses along containment lines to accomplish this important task.. The four smaller fires are fully lined, mopped up, and in a monitoring status. Release of excess fire fighting equipment and personnel is ongoing.
Closure orders for the Bunker Hill Complex
Campground Closures – The Forest Service Campgrounds Inlet, and Crystal Springs now open. The Lemolo Lake Resort and Forest Service Campgrounds Poole Creek, and East Lemolo, continue to be open. The Forest Service Campground at Bunker Hill remains closed to protect public health and safety.
Trail Closure: NU Trail #1414 is closed from the junction of FS Road 2610 and Lemolo Lake Dam, continuing southeasterly to the Junction of FS Road 700.
Road Closure: FS Road 2612 is closed from the Junction of FS Road 2610, southeast to the junction of FS Road 2614.
Beginning where White Mule Creek crosses FS Road 2610 continuing northeast along White Mule Creek to the point where White Mule Creek crosses FS Road 700, then southeast along the 700 Road to Jct of FS Road 2612 then continuing west along FS Road 2612 to Jct of FS Road 2614, then westerly along the north shoreline of Lemolo Lake to FS Road 2610 then along FS Road 2610 to the point where White Mule Creek crosses FS Road 2610.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday June 26th, 2015 approx. 06:00 PM|
|Location||Umpqua National Forest, Diamond Lake Ranger District, Lemolo Lake|
|Incident Commander||Brian Keating|
|Incident Description||Lightning Caused Fire At Lemolo Lake|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
Timber (litter and understory), Timber (grass and understory), Light logging slash
Minimal fire behavior, creeping and smoldering.
Complete mop up of Divisions G and H. Detect and suppress new ignitions. Complete containment and mop up of all small fires within Complex.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12hrs - Minimal areas of active fire spread and consumption of the interior unburned fuels pockets. 24hrs - Continued consumption of interior unburned fuel pockets.
6 small fires in complex ranging from 0.1 to 9 acres.
Observed weather:93 degrees, 24% relative humidity, 1-3mph winds, SW ridge top winds, 8-10mph. Friday: Expect a few degrees cooler (to 90) with humidity down 27%. Similar wind speed, 8-10mph ridge tops and 1-3mph upslope wind. Humidity recovery overnight down to 70% valleys and ridges. Cumulus cloud development in the afternoon.