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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

Miles Fire is 100 percent contained at 54,334 acres. The fire began on July 15, 2018, from lightning. Although contained, people will continue to see some smoke in the air although it's minimal and in the interior of the fire. Fire personnel are working on danger tree removal along roads on the perimeter and some interior roads along with repairing dozer and hand lines.

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 CommanderKen Powell US Forest Service ICT3
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates42.826 latitude, -122.807 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel100
Size54,334 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateTuesday October 16th, 2018 approx. 04:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Significant Events

Minimal backing

Creeping

Smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

Nearly all fire personnel are removing danger trees along the perimeter of the fire and some internal roads. Others are repairing dozer and hand lines.

Projected Incident Activity

Continued dry weather, cooler temps.

Remarks

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

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Continued dry weather and low relative humidity.A