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Fox Complex

Unit Information

Fremont-Winema National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1301 S. G St.
Lakeview, OR 97630

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Incident Contact

Tamara Schmidt
Email: foxcomplex.info@gmail.com
Phone: 541-891-6758
Hours: 7am - 8pm

Highlighted Activity

08/27/2021 Fox Complex Update - Friday, August 27th, 2021 - Final Update
Lakeview, OR- This is the final update from the Fox Complex.The Patton Meadow Fire of the Fox Complex remained at 8,930 acres yesterday with containment growing to 90%.Tomorrow a local Type 4 team...
News - 08/27/2021
Fox Complex Map 8-27-21Image options: [ Full Size ]

On Thursday, August 12, thunderstorm activity, including dry lightning, in Klamath and Lake Counties resulted in two new large fires that the agencies of the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) are actively fighting.
 
The Patton Meadow Fire was reported just before 3:30 p.m. and was caused by lightning. The fire is estimated to be 7,000 acres. The fire is burning approximately 10 miles west of Lakeview in Lake County on the Fremont-Winema National Forest Lakeview District and Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) protected state and private lands.

For the Patton Meadow Fire, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management has identified areas for Level 3 (Go Now), Level 2 (Get Set) and Level 1 (Be Ready) in the fire area.

Lake County Evacuations

All Evacuations have been lifted as of 10:32am on Monday, August 23rd, 2021

The emergency closure area for the Bootleg Fire on the Fremont-Winema National Forest includes all of the Patton Meadow Fire area and is especially important in the area for public and firefighter safety.  The order is formally referenced as Closure Order Number 06-02-21-08. 

Violations of the prohibitions are punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both.

The Willow Valley Fire was reported just before 4 p.m. on August 12 and was caused by dry lightning. The fire is estimated to be 774 acres.  The fire is burning 16 miles southeast of Bonanza in Klamath County, mostly on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview District lands north of the Stateline, as well as part of the Modoc National Forest to the south.  ODF protected lands are threatened.

There are no evacuation orders in place for the Willow Valley Fire.  However, residents in the Willow Valley Reservoir area should be monitoring the fire and prepared to evacuate if necessary.

With ongoing extreme fire danger and fuel conditions, even a small spark can quickly grow to become a large wildfire.  Everyone is asked to be careful with anything that could spark a wildfire and to report suspected wildfires immediately by calling 911.

Area residents and visitors are reminded that Public Use Restrictions are in effect throughout the SCOFMP area.  Please visit www.scofmp.org to verify the restrictions for the landscape you plan to work or recreate on.  Everyone is asked to be careful with anything that could spark a wildfire and to report suspected wildfires immediately by calling 911.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginThursday August 12th, 2021 approx. 03:30 PM
Location10 miles W of Lakeview, OR
Incident CommanderODF IMT 3 Smith OSFM Blue Magers
Coordinates42.21 latitude, -120.599 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel312
Size9,754 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%

Outlook

Remarks

As of 08:00 August 28th, a local Type 4 Incident Management Team assumed management of the Patton Meadow Fire. Acres burned represents Patton Meadow at 8,930 and 95% containment and Willow Valley at 824 acres and 95% containment. Willow Valley Fire will transition back to the local ODF District Saturday morning, August 21st, 2021

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 2PM to 10PM Tuesday for the

combination of northwest winds gusting 25 to 30 mph and afternoon

humidity as low as 10%. Northerly winds on Wednesday could gust 20 to 25

mph with afternoon humidity once again dropping near 10%.