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Falcon Complex


Umpqua National Forest Fire Closure -06-15-00-17-384
The intent of this memorandum is to describe the need for a temporary closure of National Forest System (NFS) Roads, Trails, and Developed Recreation Sites and Areas on multiple districts. This Order. more


Approximate Location

43.014 latitude, -122.597 longitude

Incident Overview

Night operations on the Falcon Complex

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Visit the Facebook page for the Umpqua National Forest or call the Tiller Ranger District for current information about fires on the Tiller Ranger District and Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness.

The Umpqua National Forest received several lightning strikes from a storm that moved through southwest Oregon in early August. More than a dozen wildfires were ignited by this storm including fires on the Tiller Ranger District and in the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness.

Crews continue to patrol the fire lines on the Double Buck and Upper Ash Flat fires, both of which are 100% contained.

Upper Ash Flat – approximately 1,983 acres - located in the upper headwaters of Ash Creek, approximately 1.5 miles from the upper end of Ash Valley and the close to private land.

Double Buck – approximately 762 acres – located directly east of Skookum Pond.

The remaining fires on the Complex are in Patrol Status:

Buckskin – 56 acres – located north of Buckeye Creek along FR 730.

Tallow – 89 acres – located between Ralph and Tallow Creeks.

Freeze – 5 acres – located in the headwaters of Freeze Creek.

Cougar – 40 acres – located west of Abbott Creek.

Road and Trail Closures remain in effect for areas around these fires. For more information, visit the Public Notices section of the Umpqua National Forest at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/umpqua/alerts-notices

Many recreation areas on the Umpqua National Forest remain open. For a detailed list of recreation sites and their current status, please visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/umpqua/recreation

The portions of the Broken Lookout and Pup Fires located on the Umpqua National Forest are being managed by a Type 3 team under Incident Commander Mike Crites. The remaining portions of these fires are located on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, and are being managed by a Type 3 team under Incident Commander Chad Schmidt. Total acreage is 24,476. (Umpqua: 15,781 acres; Rogue River-Siskiyou: 11,695 acres.) The fires are 35 percent contained. They have not experienced any perimeter growth since significant rain fell the week of September 18th. Fire suppression activity is minimal. Efforts are now directed at suppression repair.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday August 08th, 2017 approx. 05:00 PM
Location25 miles east of Tiller, OR
Incident CommanderDuty Officer is Cory Thompson

Current Situation

Total Personnel93
Size2,935 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateFriday September 15th, 2017 approx. 06:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Closed Timber Litter

Brush (2 feet)

1,000hr fuels are near record lows.

Significant Events





Planned Actions

Upper Ash Flat - Secure and hold containment lines.

Double Buck - Secure and hold containment lines.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hr. - Interior fuels continue to burn in Upper Ash Flat and Double Buck. All incidents show no growth. Fuels are expected to dry out as the weather becomes hotter and drier.

24 hr. - Interior fuels continue to burn in Upper Ash Flat and Double Buck. All incidents show no growth. Fuels are expected to dry out as the weather becomes hotter and drier.


Upper Ash Flat 327- 1,983 Acres and 100% Contained.

Buckskin 313 - 56 Acres and 100% Contained.

Cougar 284 - 40 Acres and 100% Contained.

Double Buck 289 - 762 Acres and 100% Contained.

Freeze 317 - 5 acres and 100% Contained.

Tallow 311 - 89 Acres and 100% Contained.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Wet fall storms are expected this fall.

Unit Information

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Umpqua National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Roseburg, OR 97471

Incident Contact

Tiller Ranger District Phone Line
Email: ccaplan@fs.fed.us
Phone: 541-825-3100
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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