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Jade Creek Fire

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Fremont-Winema National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Lakeview, OR 97630

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Location: Bly, Oregon Fremont-Winema National Forest, 16 miles east of Bly, Oregon

Start Date: August 29, 2017

Cause: Lightning

Size: 782 Acres

Percent Contained: 100%

Vegetation: Timber and Logging Slash

Roads Closures:

All related closures have been rescinded as of Friday, September 8th 2017

Transition Summary: The fire transitioned from South West Incident Management Team 3, back to the Bly Ranger District as of September 6th, 2017 at 2000. As of Saturday evening, the Jade Creek fire is at full containment and moved into patrol status. The fire area will continue to be monitored by fire crews until no heat or smoke is observed. Unless something changes, this will be the final update for Jade Creek Fire.

Due to numerous fires burning in and around south central Oregon and northern California, smoky conditions persist within the Klamath Basin. For current air quality advisories in Klamath County visit For information on statewide smoke conditions visit Should you have any questions regarding air quality and related health concerns, please contact the Klamath County Public Health at 541-882-8846 or visit

Dry condition persist across the northwest, do you part and ensure your campfires are always attended. Be sure you have an area for a campfire that cannot spread laterally or vertically - a grill or stone surface is ideal. When putting the fire out, drown it with water. Make sure all embers, coals and sticks are wet. Embers buried deep within the pile have a tendency to reignite later.

The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership is an interagency fire management program that provides comprehensive wildland fire service to south central Oregon and northwest Nevada. The partnership strives to achieve a more efficient, effective and integrated interagency fire management program for all participating agencies on the lands administered and protected by each agency.

Participating agencies include: Fremont-Winema National Forest, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview District, Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge, Crater Lake National Park and Klamath-Lake District Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF).

For further information, please see the Jade Creek Inciweb page at or at South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership – SCOFMP Facebook page Daily wildfire information, maps and social media links can be found at SCOFMP Blog:

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday August 29th, 2017 approx. 04:00 PM
LocationBly, Oregon
Incident CommanderSWIMT3 Steve Millert
Coordinates42.442 latitude, -120.783 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel262
Size782 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained75%
Fuels Involved

Timber and medium logging slash

Significant Events

Minimal, Smoldering and Creeping


Planned Actions

Securing and holding current containment lines. Continuing with contingency line assessment and begin fireline suppression repair where appropriate.

Projected Incident Activity

Fire behavior is expected to be minimal and will continue smoldering and creeping through the night.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A Red Flag Warning is forecasted Wednesday for abundant lightning and dry fuels. Possibility of new starts as a result of predicted thunderstorms in the area.