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
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday August 10th, 2017 approx. 06:51 PM|
|Location||10 miles NE of Lowell, OR|
|Incident Commander||Mike Ciraulo NWIIMT 10|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||10%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday September 30th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (grass and understory) closed timber litter, timber (litter and understory)
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.
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.
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