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Ramsey Canyon Fire

Unit Information

Southwest Oregon District - Oregon Department of Forestry
5286 Table Rock Road
Central Point, OR 97502

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NOTE: As of 08/31/18 the Ramsey Canyon Fire is in full mop and is 95 percent contained. Final fire size is 1,971 acres.

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The Ramsey Canyon Fire started on August 22, 2018. The fire is burning approximately 12 miles northwest of Eagle Point, Oregon in Sams Valley. The Ramsey Canyon Fire is burning in steep terrain and dense vegetation, in the same location as the 1994 Hull Mountain Fire. Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2 is managing the incident.

Extreme fire behavior and gusty ridgetop and canyon winds caused the Ramsey Canyon Fire to spread rapidly hours after the fire's start. An aggressive, initial attack by local Oregon Department of Forestry and partnership resources helped to keep the fire in check, while the teams arrived to take over Command of the fire on Thursday, August 23.

The primary mission is to keep the fire small, keep our firefighters and community members safe, and protect all homes threatened by the fire.

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday August 22nd, 2018 approx. 12:45 PM
Location12 miles north of Eagle Point
Incident CommanderOregon Department of Forestry
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates42.58 latitude, -122.99 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel132
Size1,971 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Tall Grass (2.5 feet)

Brush (2 feet)

Fuel profile includes conifer timber stands of various size and condition, untreated harvest slash, and various age conifer plantations and mixed age forests, with grass and shrubs.

Fuel profile includes conifer timber stands of various size and condition with understory (TU5), Grass/Shrub(GS2), and primary Brush (FM5)

Significant Events





Fire activity continues to be minimal. The wildfire is now in mop up.


Planned Actions

Fall hazard trees to mitigate threats during holding and mop-up actions.

Conduct suppression repair per provided agency guidelines.

Conduct mop up operations consistent with agency provided standards. Locate palm IR identified hot spots and mop up.

Projected Incident Activity

24-72 hours:

Moderate temperatures, moderately high RH's, light wind to breezy conditions, and low probability of ignition will produce minimal fire behavior. Use infrared technology to detect heat an extinguish all hot spots.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Temperatures are expected to reach the 80's over the next three days with afternoon NW winds.