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Jack Fire

Unit Information

Umpqua National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Oregon
Roseburg, OR 97471

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Incident Contact

Jack Fire Information
Email: 2021.jack@firenet.gov
Phone: 541-201-2335

Highlighted Activity

08/03/2021 August 3 2021 Daily Fire Update
GLIDE, Ore. – Firefighters spent much of Monday locating and combating new lightning starts in and around the Jack Fire and Rough Patch Complex and expect to continue today, fire officials...
News - 08/03/2021

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.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginMonday July 05th, 2021 approx. 05:00 PM
LocationSteamboat Recreational Area on North Umpqua River east to the community of Dry Creek.
Incident CommanderIncident Management Team 10
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates43.322 latitude, -122.686 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel553
Size23,002 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained77%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday September 15th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

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.

Significant Events

Active, Flanking, Torching, spotting.

Outlook

Planned Actions

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.

Remarks

The Fire currently is 100 percent on land managed by the Forest Service.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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.