Miller Complex

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Miller Complex

INCIDENT UPDATED 11/9/2017

Approximate Location

42.039 latitude, -123.218 longitude

Incident Overview

Map of Miller Complex showing most recent fire perimeter, streams, and some control lines along with selected roads

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On August 14, a series of lightning storms moved through the area, igniting 25 wildfires. Today, more than 70 days and many firefighters later, the fire has received rain and snow, and fire behavior is reduced to smoldering. Hopefully, seasonal weather will prevail for the rest of autumn and into winter. The remaining mission of the current team is primarily equipment removal and suppression repair while keeping an eye on the fire. The information below will be updated periodically.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginMonday August 14th, 2017 approx. 02:00 PM
Location20 miles west of Ashland, OR
Incident DescriptionA Series Of Thunder/lightning Storms Moved Through The Area On August 14, Igniting 25 Wildfires That Were Managed As The Miller Complex.

Current Situation

Size39,715 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateThursday November 09th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory). Mixed conifer of various size and condition. Significant amount of Shasta Red Fir. Numerous snags throughout timbered areas.

Outlook

Projected Incident Activity

Remarks

Abney, Full Suppression, 32,846 acres, 100% contained.

Avalanch, Monitor, .25 acres, 100% contained.

Bearwallow, Full Suppression, .1 acre, 100% contained

Bigelow, Full Suppression, 71.1 acres, 100%

Border, Full Suppression, .5 acre, 100%

Brush, Full Suppression, .1 acre, 100%

Burnt Peak, Full Suppression, 4,147 acres - 100% contained.

Cougar, Full Suppression, .25 acre, 100%

Creedence Fire, Full Suppression, 2,093 acres, 100% contained

Figurehead, Full Suppression, .1 acre, 100%

Foster, Full Suppression, .25 acre, 100%

Green Valley, Full Suppression, 35 acres, 100%

Kinney, Full Suppression, 1.5 acres, 100%

Knox, Monitor, 509 acres, 50% contained

Lime Gulch, Full Suppression, 3.9 acres, 100%

Steamboat, Full Suppression, 6.2 acres, 100%

Steve Peak, Full Suppression, 1 acre, 100%

Stick Rock, Full Suppression, .1 acre, 100%

Stricklin, Full Suppression, .1 acre, 100%

Whiskey Ridge, Full Suppression, .2 acre, 100%

Unit Information

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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd.
Medford, OR 97504
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Incident Contacts

Star Ranger Station, Siskiyou Mountains RD
Email: chamisekramer@fs.fed.us
Phone: 541-899-3800
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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