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Kelsey Fire

Unit Information

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

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The Kelsey Fire was reported on September 9, 2017 after a passing storm producing lightning and strong winds. The fire is on the Middle Fork Ranger District of the Willamette National Forest. The fire is burning northeast of McCredie Hot Springs, approximately 10 miles east of the town of Oakridge, Oregon.

Northwest Incident Management Team 7 will transition command of the Jones & Kelsey Fire to a local type 3 incident management team on Saturday, September 30 at 8 p.m.

All Willamette National Forest Fires: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/3860/

Forest Closure Information (Roads, Campgrounds, Trails): https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/willamette/alerts-notices

Travel Information: https://www.tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp# or call 511

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginSaturday September 09th, 2017 approx. 02:15 PM
LocationMiddle Fork Ranger District, Bunchgrass Ridge
Incident CommanderIC - Spencer Ware
Coordinates43.733 latitude, -122.241 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel5
Size441 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory). Kelsey fire is within footprint of Warner Creek Fire ('91). Stringers of timber, snags, brush and reproduction.

Significant Events

Minimal, creeping and smoldering. Minimal fire spread potential due to current and forecasted precipitation.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Patrol, monitor, continue to repair as needed.

Projected Incident Activity

Cool and wet pattern will continue with bands of showers. Fire behavior includes isolated smoldering and consumption of heavy fuels (stump holes and log ends). Expecting measurable moisture in the general area with lowering snow levels.

Remarks

This information is only being updated when significant changes occur.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Continued chance of showers with snow levels lowering to 5000'.