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Deception Complex

Unit Information

Willamette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Suite D
Springfield, OR 97477

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Deception Complex Fire Update, October 5, 2014

Deception Complex Wildfire
News – 10/5/2014

John Poet, Incident Commander

Deception Complex


October 5, 2014

Middle Fork Ranger District

Willamette National Forest

Website: Phone: (541) 782-2283 Email:

Current Status

The Fire Camp at Flat Creek Work Center has been demobilized. The Middle Fork Ranger District has assumed direct responsibility for the remaining repair work and mop-up and patrol of the Deception Complex. This will be the final update by the Southern Cascades Type 3 Incident Management Team.

Plans for Today

As the warmer and drier weather continues, a few more smokes are becoming visible. Fifteen personnel and various equipment will be patrolling, chipping, grading, and conducting repair work today. Two additional engines and a 10-person crew will be added to the mix beginning Monday.

Fire Weather

The Deception Complex will experience another hot day today before slightly cooler weather comes into the area starting Monday.

Today’s weather: Sunny with high temperatures of 73-81. Relative humidity could drop to 18% on some southern aspects. Ridge winds will be 6-10 mph from the northeast early, changing to northwesterly in the afternoon with gusts to 15 mph.

Extended forecast, Monday through Wednesday: Partly cloudy each day. Patchy morning fog or low clouds Monday, then areas of morning low clouds Tuesday and Wednesday. Highs 68-78 Monday, 65-75 Tuesday, and 60-70 Wednesday. Relative humidity will gradually climb from 25-40% Monday to 35-50% Wednesday. Ridge-top winds will be from the northwest 6-11 mph each day with afternoon gusts to 20 mph.

For air quality information see Lane Regional Air Protection Agency:, or call 541-736-1056.

Resources on Fires

15 personnel, 1 excavator, 1 grader, 1 roller, 1 water tender

Regulated Use, Public Use Restrictions, and Closures

On lands regulated by Oregon Department of Forestry, Regulated Use restrictions are still in effect. ODF regulated use restrictions can be found on the following website:

Public Use Restrictions are no longer in effect on the Willamette National Forest.

Area, road and trail closures on National Forest land are still in effect, but have been revised. Forest Roads 2102 and 5840 are now open to the public. The closures can be viewed on Inciweb or

Willamette National Forest:

Umpqua National Forest:


Deception Creek Fire is 95% contained. Full containment is expected on October 15.