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South Obenchain Fire

Unit Information

Medford District
Bureau of Land Management
Oregon
OR

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Incident Contacts

Jackson County Emergency Management Office
Email: SouthObenchainFire@gmail.com
Phone: (541) 776-7338

Wildfire Informatin Center
Phone: 4582064043
Hours: 8 am- 8 pm

Highlighted Activity

09/19/2020 When to call 911
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Announcement - 09/19/2020
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The South Obenchain Fire is burning in Jackson County. The fire was reported September 8, 2020 at 1:59 pm.  The fire cause remains under investigation.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginTuesday September 08th, 2020 approx. 01:59 AM
Location5 miles east of Eagle Point, Oregon
Incident CommanderKiefer
Coordinates42.467 latitude, -122.683 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel392
Size32,671 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained96%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday September 30th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Brush (2 feet)

Medium Logging Slash

Significant Events

interior smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

Hold, secure and mop-up existing lines. Continue suppression repair.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hour: Expect continued moderate to poor recoveries on area ridges and dry daytime humidities along with very warm temperatures across the area into next weekend.

24 hour: Expect continued moderate to poor recoveries on area ridges and dry daytime humidities along with very warm temperatures across the area into next weekend.

48 hour: Expect continued moderate to poor recoveries on area ridges and dry daytime humidities along with very warm temperatures across the area into next weekend.

+72 hour: Expect continued moderate to poor recoveries on area ridges and dry daytime humidities along with very warm temperatures across the area into next weekend.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Expect continued moderate to poor recoveries on area ridges and dry daytime humidities along with very warm temperatures across the area into next week. Temperatures and humidities will vary slightly and gradually moderate by the end of the week. There are no precipitation chances through the weekend.