Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd.
Medford, OR 97504
BUCKSKIN FIRE UPDATE – Wednesday July 1, 2015
Cave Junction, Oregon
Fire Location: Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
Incident Commander: Monty Edwards Information: Virginia Gibbons: 541-618-2113
This will be the last update on the Buckskin Fire unless significant changes occur. The Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) led by Incident Commander Monty Edwards will transition management of the Buckskin Fire to a Type 4 Incident Commander Thursday Morning. The Incident Command Post (ICP) is at Wild Rivers Ranger District in Cave Junction.
The Buckskin is estimated at 5,345 acres. Overall containment remains at 60%. Full suppression of this fire remains the operational objective. Today the fire area will be under patrol from the air and a crew will be available for any renewed fire activity or new starts.
All areas where fire suppression efforts occurred are now returned to as close to a natural state as possible. Trails on or outside the fire line are also repaired.
Firefighters are prepared to Initial Attack (IA) any new starts in the area as well as keeping an eye on the Buckskin. All helicopters are operating out of Merlin. The Heliwell will leave today.
The District is looking at reducing the fire closure area areas surrounding the fire. For more information, please see the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest or Buckskin Fire Inciweb.
The departing Type 3 IMT wishes to thank their partners who assisted in this effort and especially the courtesies and support of the residents of Josephine and Curry Counties.
Start Date: June 11, 2015 Cause: Lightning
Location: 10 miles southwest of Cave Junction on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.
Resources: Crews= 2; Engines= 1; Water Tenders= 1; Helicopters= 2.
Total people assigned: 70