Reduced Closure Area for Umpqua National Forest
Diminished Fire Activity Results in Forest Service Reopening Recreation Sites, Roads and Areas ROSEBURG, OR - October 13, 2017 – Just in time for predicted sunny weather, Forest Service officials. more
For current information, check the Facebook page for the Umpqua National Forest or call the North Umpqua Ranger Station.
The Umpqua North Complex originated early August as lightning storms ignited fires on the North Umpqua and Diamond Lake Ranger Districts, located on the Umpqua National Forest. A Type 3 Team led by Incident Commander Steve Bacigalupo and Incident Commander Type 3 Trainee Jason Amis is currently managing 11 fires within the Complex, located along 35 miles of the Highway 138 corridor. The fires were prioritized dependent on the threat they pose to communities, infrastructure, and private lands. As of September 30, 43,158 acres have burned.
Fire activity is minimal with little movement. The Team is focusing on suppression repair. Where the fire burned hot and control lines were dug, the bare ground in the fire line becomes channels for erosion if left unrepaired. Suppression damage is being coordinated with resource advisors and agency direction, to minimize impact to natural and cultural resources. Additional specialized equipment is being brought in daily. The firefighters and ODOT are focusing work around Road 28 with the removal of logs, debris and chipping.
Closures have been reduced on the Umpqua National Forest effective October 13 2017. A Closure map is posted to this page.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday August 11th, 2017 approx. 10:30 AM|
|Location||50 miles east of Roseburg,OR along Hwy 138 East.|
|Incident Commander||ICT3 Steve Bacigalup|
|Incident Description||Complex Of Multiple Fires In The Umpqua National Forest|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||79%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday October 30th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber, Tall Grass, and Brush
Minimal Smoldering &
Continue hazard tree mitigation on Forest Road 28, roads near Twin Lakes, and along Forest Road 4770 and associated spurs.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Hazard trees in priority fire areas/along priority roads will be identified, marked, felled & decked in accordance with policy to include "Management of Danger Trees Associated with Wildfire" letter, "Consideration
of Disposal of Danger Trees for Umpqua North Complex" letter, & Attachment A: Management of Danger Trees Associated
with Wildfire Umpqua Specific Direction.
Warmer and drier pattern beginning on Saturday and persisting through Monday.