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Miles Fire

Unit Information

Umpqua National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2900 Northwest Stewart Parkway
Roseburg, OR 97471

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Incident Contact

Tiller Ranger Station
Email: ccaplan@fs.fed.us
Phone: 541-825-3100

Weather has been cooler with several small shots of rain that moderated the fire behavior. People are still seeing some smoke in the air although it's minimal and in the interior of the fire. The Miles fire is not expected to spread but there may be some interior islands of fuel that gets consumed by the fire. The containment of the Miles fire remains at 82% and acreage is 54,334 acres. Projected full containment date remains tentatively October 15th 2018. Crews are working on danger tree removal throughout the fire's perimeter and fire suppression repair work.

There are still road, and area restrictions. Please check www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/umpqua/alerts-notices (Umpqua National Forest) and www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/rogue-siskiyou/alerts-notices (Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest) for current information. Motorists are asked to be vigilant as firefighting equipment travels down roadways. Please slow down, be patient, and drive safely when encountering fire traffic. Appropriate hazard reduction for employees, contractors, and the public may be needed. This work includes the identification and mitigation of danger trees next to roads, trails, and fire-lines which pose a significant threat to firefighters and the public when the area is reopened.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginSunday July 15th, 2018 approx. 12:00 PM
Location7 miles northeast of Trail, Oregon
Incident CommanderCory Thompson US Forest Service ICT3
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates42.826 latitude, -122.807 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel151
Size54,334 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained82%
Estimated Containment DateMonday October 15th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Significant Events

Minimal backing

Creeping

Smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

Div A This Division is contained and currently unstaffed.

Div H will continue to mop up and patrol lines, and monitor for spot fires, utilizing opportunities to burn out along roads to secure line. Removal of danger trees has occurred and will continue as needed.

Div N will continue to mop up and patrol lines, and monitor for spot fires. Suppression repair is nearing

completion on contingency lines.

Projected Incident Activity

12 to 24 hours:

cooler weather and higher RHs are expected. Some interior islands may continue to consume. Fire is not expected to spread

48 hours:

Cooler conditions expected. Fire is not expected to spread. Some interior islands may continue to consume.

72 hours:

Fire is not expected to spread. Some interior islands may continue to consume.

After 72 hours:

Cooler conditions with showers likely. Fire is not expected to spread. Some interior islands may continue to consume.

Remarks

The Columbus, Snow Shoe and Round Top fire costs and personnel are being tracked with Miles Fire 209

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Cooler conditions and chances of showers for the next several days