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Archie Creek Fire

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Roseburg District
Bureau of Land Management
Oregon
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Archie Creek Fire Information
Email: 2020.archiecreek@firenet.gov
Phone: 971-334-7674
Hours: 8am-8pm Daily

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09/26/2020 Archie Creek Fire update - Saturday Sept. 26, 2020
Archie Creek Fire Update September 26, 2020 Unified Incident Commanders Mike Dueitt and Tim Keith Email: 2020.archiecreek@firenet.gov Phone: 971-334-7674 Hours: 8am-8pm InciWeb: ...
News - 09/26/2020
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The Archie Creek Fire burning east of Roseburg in the North Umpqua corridor on state, private and federal land. 
 
Firefighter and public safety is the number one priority. Access to fire areas is limited due to blocked roads. Large tracts of private and federal timber lands continue to be threatened. Electrical transmission lines are damaged or are threatened. Recreation areas and resorts are closed due to the fire.
 
Firefighters are working in conjunction with local fire departments, industrial landowners and loggers to construct fire lines and provide structure protection. Oregon Department of Transportation (DOT) and fire crews worked to clear fallen trees and large rocks from Hwy 138 East and Rock Creek Road.
 
The Southern Area Red Team (Incident Commander Dueitt) is managing the fire in unified command with the Umpqua National Forest, Roseburg Bureau of Land Management and the Douglas Forest Protective Association (Incident Commander Keith)  and is cooperating with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Search and Rescue, local fire departments and local logging companies.
 
Douglas County has an evacuation location for displaced wildfire residents, pets and livestock at the Fairgrounds. The Douglas County Fairgrounds also has full RV spaces, electric hookup spaces and dry camping available.  Plus, they have stalls and arenas for livestock and farm animals.  Contact Ciera Keith at (541) 440-4394 for more information. For information about space availability, contact the Fairground Office at 541-440-4394. For information on shelter for horses and large animals, contact the Douglas County Parks Department at 541-440-6040. For small animals (cats, dogs, birds, etc.), contact Saving Grace at 541-672-3907. For other small animals like pigs, sheep or goats, contact the Douglas County Fairgrounds.  

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has created a page on its website with maps of current evacuation zones. The maps can be found at www.dcso.com/evacuations and are updated as quickly as possible.

Air quality: For information on the latest air quality, visit the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality website at http://www.oregon.gov/deq Closures: Highway 138 East remains closed to non-fire traffic between Milepost 17 and 47. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes and to monitor www.tripcheck.com for updates on the highway closure.
 
Lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management – lands east of Interstate 5, within the Swiftwater Resource Area are closed.  
 
Umpqua National Forest – the entire Umpqua National Forest is closed until the extreme fire danger is over, except for emergency personnel and persons that have a permit specifically authorizing their presence in the closure areas. These closures are to protect the public from the hazardous conditions on the ground and to decrease the chance of additional human caused fires. Also, chainsaw use on the Forest is prohibited.
 
Forest Service roads affected by the fire are being cleared by agency and fire personnel. State, county and other local jurisdiction roads remain under the direction of the specific agency.
 
Land Management Jurisdiction:
Roseburg Bureau of Land Management
Private Lands
State of Oregon
Umpqua National Forest

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginTuesday September 08th, 2020 approx. 07:37 AM
LocationSteamboat Springs on Hwy 138E to Glide, Oregon
Incident CommanderMike Dueitt, Type 1 Incident Management Team, Southern Area Red Team
Coordinates43.334 latitude, -122.788 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel946
Size131,542 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained67%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday September 30th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Narrative:

Timber (litter & understory): Heavy mixed conifer overstory, moderate to heavy levels of down woody fuels and

jackpot fuels, organic soils 2-8 inches deep.

Grass/Shrub: Unsheltered planted conifer regeneration 2-6 feet with grass and shrub understory.

Significant Events

Minimal

Smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

Direct fire line construction will be completed to tie together dozer line on primary and secondary planned

control lines. Mop up is continuing. Suppression repair is beginning per approved plans.

Projected Incident Activity

Projected Incident Activity, Potential, Movement, Escalation, or Spread and influencing factors during the next operational period and in 12-, 24-, 48- and 72-hour time frames:

12 hours: Continued smoldering and creeping. No perimeter growth expected.

24 hours: Continued smoldering and creeping with minimal active surface fire in unburned pockets. No

perimeter growth expected.

48 hours: Minimal fire behavior. Smoldering continues in stumps and duff in sheltered locations. Some

creeping fire in unburned pockets. No perimeter growth expected.

72 hours: Minimal fire behavior. Smoldering continues in stumps and duff in sheltered locations. Active and

creeping fire in unburned pockets. No perimeter growth expected.

Anticipated after 72 hours:

Minimal fire behavior. Smoldering continues in stumps and duff in sheltered

locations. Active and creeping fire in unburned pockets. No perimeter growth

expected.

Remarks

Red Cross shelter continues to provide housing in motels in Roseburg for evacuated people. Contributing

entities include Douglas County, Red Cross, Douglas County Emergency Management, and ODF.

Approximately 39,900 acres on O&C lands managed by BLM, 64,400 acres on private lands, 39 acres on

State lands and 25,900 acres on USDA Forest Service lands within the fire affected area. Change in acres

due to more accurate mapping.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Rainfall amounts near the fire area yesterday into this morning were

0.51" to 1.30" inches. Mostly cloudy conditions this morning are

turning partly cloudy this afternoon. This will allow temperatures to

make it into 60s across most of the area with some drying expected.

Sunday into early next week moderate and gusty easterly winds will

result in significant warming of the air mass as well as very warm

afternoons that are likely to be near daily record highs. Winds Sunday

night into Monday could gust in the 20 to 40 mph range. This will dry

the air mass substantially, with afternoon humidity likely falling into

the 15 to 25% range in the afternoons of Monday through Thursday

and humidity recoveries only in the 25 to 45 percent range at mid and

upper elevations. Temperatures are then likely to remain above

normal through the end of the week, but are expected to moderate

some with time.