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Jones Fire

Unit Information

Willamette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Springfield, OR 97477

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Photo depicts dozer line just after repair on the west flank of Jones Fire - Sept. 26, 2017Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Jones Fire began on August 10, 2017 as a result of lightning. The fire is on the Middle Fork Ranger District of the Willamette National Forest. The fire is burning 10 miles northeast of Lowell, Oregon.

Northwest Incident Management Team 7 will transition command of the Jones & Kelsey Fire to a local type 3 incident management team on Saturday, September 30 at 8 p.m.

All Willamette National Forest Fires:

Forest Closure Information (Roads, Campgrounds, Trails):

Travel Information: or call 511

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday August 10th, 2017 approx. 06:51 PM
Location10 miles NE of Lowell, OR
Incident CommanderIC - Spencer Ware
Coordinates44.003 latitude, -122.575 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel204
Size10,114 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained91%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Under-story)

Jones fire includes large old-growth stands with deep duff, and managed stands at various stages of development. Portion of Jones fire is within the Clark fire footprint ('03).

Significant Events

Minimal, creeping and smoldering.

Minimal fire spread potential due to current and forecasted precipitation and cooler temperatures.


Planned Actions

Repairing containment lines. Continued mop up, and excess equipment removal to ensure turn-back standards are met.

Projected Incident Activity

Cool and wet pattern will continue with bands of showers. Fire behavior includes isolated smoldering and consumption of heavy fuels (stump holes and log ends).Expecting measurable moisture in the general area with lowering snow levels.


This information is only being updated when significant changes occur.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Continued chance of showers with snow levels lowering to 5000'.