Bunker Hill Complex

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Bunker Hill Complex

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INCIDENT UPDATED 7/8/2015

Approximate Location

43.338 latitude, -122.182 longitude

Incident Overview

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.

Area Closure:

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.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginFriday June 26th, 2015 approx. 06:00 PM
LocationUmpqua National Forest, Diamond Lake Ranger District, Lemolo Lake
Incident CommanderBrian Keating
Incident DescriptionLightning Caused Fire At Lemolo Lake

Current Situation

Total Personnel67
Size388 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory), Timber (grass and understory), Light logging slash

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior, creeping and smoldering.

Outlook

Planned Actions

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.

Remarks

6 small fires in complex ranging from 0.1 to 9 acres.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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.

Unit Information

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Umpqua National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2900 NW Stewart Parkway
Roseburg, OR 97471
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