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Jones Fire Update, August 19, 2017
Fire status Acres Burned: 3728 acres Cause: Lightning Structures Destroyed: None Closures: FS Rd 18, campgrounds, Forest Roads Evacuations: None Containment: 12% Injuries: 4 Resources Crews: 21... more


Approximate Location

44.003 latitude, -122.575 longitude

Incident Overview

Jones Fire map, Aug 19

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The Jones Fire is located in the Little Fall Creek watershed in the Willamette National Forest. The fire is located near Forest Road 1817 and approximately 9 miles east of Fall Creek reservoir and 1 mile north of Clark Butte. Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team #10 has been assigned to manage the fire in conjunction with the Willamette National Forest and the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday August 10th, 2017 approx. 06:51 PM
Location10 miles NE of Lowell, OR
Incident CommanderMike Ciraulo NWIIMT 10

Current Situation

Total Personnel624
Size2,724 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained10%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday September 30th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (grass and understory) closed timber litter, timber (litter and understory)

Significant Events

The fire continues to become more active as it gets exposed to the sun. Short runs to the control lines, torching and spotting were observed. Heavy fuels respond slowly to humidity changes, so the fire remains active through most of the night.


Planned Actions

To build a combination of direct and indirect line, improve existing line,begin mop-up in the northwestern portion of the fire, and fuels reduction.

Projected Incident Activity

The fire will remain active until early morning as the heavy fuels continue to burn. Firing operations will contribute to overall growth of the fire. Primary areas of growth will be south and east. Steep slopes and rolling materials will expand the fire down hill towards Fall Creek. Short uphill runs are expected from the burning materials.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Mostly sunny skies were seen today with the inversion lifting around 1230. Temperatures were reaching the mid 70's to lower 80's while humidity values are generally in the 30 percent range. Tomorrow and Sunday there will be a slight cooling trend, with temps down 5 or so degrees, and RH's up a few percent. This will be short lived as we expect a warming and drying trend early next week. Winds on the fire will be upslope/up valley 3-5 mph. Inversions are expected to lift between 12:00 and 13:00

Unit Information

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Willamette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3106 Pierce Parkway
Suite D
Springfield, OR 97477

Incident Contact

Nick Cronquist
Phone: 541-937-5219
Hours: 8am to 8pm

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