Due to the multiple small fire starts over the last two days, which ignited in a remote location along the Upper Steamboat Creek Drainage, fire officials have established a complex. Newly named the Rough Patch Complex, these fires are located approximately 10 miles north of the Jack Fire. Approximately 22 new starts are associated with lightning storms that recently passed through the vicinity; they are burning in an area of limited road access and steep terrain. A new operational branch has been established to evaluate and manage the new complex, and a containment strategy has been formulated. Initial attack crews composed of firefighters from both the Jack Fire organization and the Umpqua National Forest are actively working to suppress the new starts. Local resources from the Douglas Fire Protection Association are also assisting with these efforts. Additional resources have arrived to manage these new developments, and more are forthcoming.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday July 05th, 2021 approx. 05:00 PM|
|Location||Steamboat Recreational Area on North Umpqua River east to the community of Dry Creek.|
|Incident Commander||Incident Management Team 10|
|Coordinates||43.322 latitude, -122.686 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||77%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday September 15th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (litter and understory)
Closed timber litter
Brush (2 feet)
Primary carrier of the fire is timber litter with large wood and moisture-stressed brush in old burn scars.
Active, Flanking, Torching, spotting.
For the portions of the Jack Fire North of Hwy 138, Planned actions are to Mop- up and Patrol. South of Hwy 138 on the West side, SW Side, and a portion of the East flank are in Mop- up and Patrol. Where the fire jumped Calf Creek on the SE Flank continue to prep roads and constructed lines for defensive firing operations to contain the fire.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: Moisture from previous shift T-storms is expected to keep fire behavior active rather than extreme but growth is expected on several new starts. Jack Fire is expected to stay within control lines.
24 hours: Hot dry weather trend continues. New starts in remote areas expected to get larger and possibly outpace the limited resources. Jack fire expected to grow more than 100 acres. Jack ours. fire islands expected to consume previous green fuel loading, creating spotting potential from torching trees or uphill runs. Large growth day is expected.
48 hours: Hot dry weather trend continues. New starts in remote areas expected to get larger and possibly outpace the limited resources. Jack fire expected to grow another 100 acres. Jack fire islands expected to consume previous green fuel loading, creating spotting potential from torching trees or uphill runs. Large growth day is expected.
The Fire currently is 100 percent on land managed by the Forest Service.
High pressure over the region with mostly sunny skies and hot and dry conditions. Maximum temperatures climbed well into the 90s for the lower elevations (1000 to 2500 ft), and well into the 80s in the higher elevations
(4000+ ft). Afternoon relative humidities were only in the
teens in the lower spots, with 20s in the higher elevations. Winds were mainly terrain-driven out of the west and northwest ranging from 5 to 8 mph with gusts up to 15 mph.