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Jones Fire

Unit Information

Willamette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3106 Pierce Parkway
Springfield, OR 97477

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Jones Fire Update September 7, 2017

Jones Fire Wildfire
News – 9/5/2017

SIZE: 8,536 acres

CONTAINMENT: 48%

PERSONNEL: 399

CAUSE: Lightning

RESOURCES:

3 CAMP CREW

9 HAND CREW

16 ENGINES
6 DOZERS

15 WATER TENDERS

AIRCRAFT:

2 MEDIUM HELICOPTER

1 LIGHT HELICOPTER


Yesterday’s operations:

It continued to be a busy day as crews mopped- up the fire's edge and attended to spot fires from the night before. Another small spot fire, this time south of the 18 Road, challenged the crews through the afternoon and evening. Due to the difficult terrain and concentration of snags near the spot fire's location, hand crews did most of the work in assuring that the fire was contained. A small amount of rain fell overnight on the fire but the real assist to firefighters was lower temperature and higher humidity.

Today’s operations:

Today, a chance of showers and thunderstorms continues to bring in cooler air and higher humidity that will further moderate fire behavior. Crews continue focusing on firming up containment lines and looking for areas that need reinforcement. Some torching and spotting is still anticipated. Fire crews will continue mop-up and control through the different divisions while paying careful attention to the forest road 18 spot fire. Other fire efforts include continuing to improve containment lines and checking for spot fires outside the perimeter. The team prepares for a transition to the Gila/Las Cruces team from New Mexico. Their team members will be arriving today with an anticipated team shadowing on Friday.

Closures

Campgrounds: Dolly Varden, Broken Bowl, Big Pool, Clark Creek Organizational Camp, Bedrock and Puma Creek.
Trail Closures: Fall Creek NRT #3455, Johnny Creek #3454, Little Blanket, Clark Butte #3456.1, Little Cowhorn #3458, Jones #3472, Tall Trees #4269, Clark Creek Nature #3456, Hehe Mountain #3475, Clark/Fall Tie #3456.2, Saddleblanket.
Area Closures: Cowhorn Mtn. Lookout, Timber Butte Lookout, Saddleblanket Lookout, Tall Trees Old Growth Grove
Road Closures: USFS 18 road and 1800, 1806, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1821, 1824, 1825, 1828, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834 roads.

Smoke, Traffic and Burning Restrictions

An air quality advisory is in effect: Visit www.lrapa.org, http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/, or https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_state&stateid=38

Traffic in the area of active fire suppression puts visitors and firefighters at risk. When heading out to the Willamette National Forest, check for road closures at: http://go.usa.gov/xRnz7

Burn Restrictions: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Pages/Restrictions.aspx