Willamette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3106 Pierce Parkway
Springfield, OR 97477
Middle Fork Ranger District
Hours: M-F 8:00AM-4:30PM
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
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday September 09th, 2017 approx. 02:15 PM|
|Location||Middle Fork Ranger District, Bunchgrass Ridge|
|Incident Commander||IC - Spencer Ware|
|Coordinates||43.733 latitude, -122.241 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Tuesday October 31st, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (litter and understory). Kelsey fire is within footprint of Warner Creek Fire ('91). Stringers of timber, snags, brush and reproduction.
Minimal, creeping and smoldering. Minimal fire spread potential due to current and forecasted precipitation.
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.
Continued chance of showers with snow levels lowering to 5000'.