Willamette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3106 Pierce Parkway
Springfield, OR 97477
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: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/3860/
Forest Closure Information (Roads, Campgrounds, Trails):https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/willamette/alerts-notices
Travel Information: https://www.tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp# or call 511
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday August 10th, 2017 approx. 06:51 PM|
|Location||10 miles NE of Lowell, OR|
|Incident Commander||IC - Spencer Ware|
|Coordinates||44.003 latitude, -122.575 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||91%|
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).
Minimal, creeping and smoldering.
Minimal fire spread potential due to current and forecasted precipitation and cooler temperatures.
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.
Continued chance of showers with snow levels lowering to 5000'.