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Flounce Fire

Unit Information

Southwest Oregon District - Oregon Department of Forestry
5286 Table Rock Road
Central Point, OR 97502

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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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday August 07th, 2017 approx. 04:45 PM
LocationApproximately 12 miles northeast of Shady Cove (about 22 miles north of Medford.
Incident CommanderBill Hunt, Incident Commander, ODF IMT 1
Coordinates42.724 latitude, -122.613 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel509
Size597 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Fuels Involved

Timber (grass and understory), brush (two feet high), tall grass (about two and one-half feet tall).

Significant Events

Minimal, Smoldering. No significant fire behavior observed.


Planned Actions

Continue suppression, repair and mop-up operations.

Projected Incident Activity

none expected.


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

Weather Concerns

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.