Kelsey Fire

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Kelsey Fire


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Approximate Location

43.733 latitude, -122.241 longitude

Incident Overview

Rainbow over Kelsey Fire

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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.

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Forest Closure Information (Roads, Campgrounds, Trails):

Travel Information: or call 511

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday September 09th, 2017 approx. 02:15 PM
LocationMiddle Fork Ranger District, Bunchgrass Ridge
Incident CommanderIC - Spencer Ware

Current Situation

Total Personnel5
Size441 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateTuesday October 31st, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
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.


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.


This information is only being updated when significant changes occur.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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

Unit Information

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Willamette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Suite D
Springfield, OR 97477

Incident Contact

Middle Fork Ranger District
Phone: 541-782-2283
Hours: M-F 8:00AM-4:30PM

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