Southwest Oregon District - Oregon Department of Forestry
5286 Table Rock Road
Central Point, OR 97502
The Flounce Fire was reported at about 4: 45 p.m. Monday, August 7, burning approximately 12 miles northeast of Shady Cove (about 22 miles north of Medford). Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 1 has been mobilized and dispatched.
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Basic Information (below) is from the initial 209 report on the fire and covers the time period from 2 - 6 a.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday August 07th, 2017 approx. 04:45 PM|
|Location||Approximately 12 miles northeast of Shady Cove (about 22 miles north of Medford.|
|Incident Commander||Bill Hunt, Incident Commander, ODF IMT 1|
|Coordinates||42.724 latitude, -122.613 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||90%|
Timber (grass and understory), brush (two feet high), tall grass (about two and one-half feet tall).
Minimal, Smoldering. No significant fire behavior observed.
Continue suppression, repair and mop-up operations.
|Projected Incident Activity|
District ERC values are currently slightly below historical values. The threat of lightning has subsided. Temporary relief of hot and dry temperatures will moderate potential fire behavior until Tuesday when the weather will begin to transition back to hot and dry. The incident management team will begin to demobilize resources on Sunday 8/13/2017. Decrease in fire acres is attributed to more accurate mapping.
Current weather will bring moderate temperatures and good overnight RH recoveries until Tuesday, 8/15/17, when the weather will change to hot and dry.