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

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South Umpqua Complex Daily Update 8-3-18

South Umpqua Complex Wildfire
News – 8/3/2018

Miles Fire is the most active of the fires in this complex. Winds pushed the Miles and Sugar Pine Fires together in the Hawk Creek Drainage yesterday. The fire spotted over the existing control line near Flat Creek and Ragsdale Butte. Crews will confirm whether or not the original line has been compromised. If so, they will fall back to a more defensible secondary line along the west branch of Elk Creek. On the southern most section to the east, the fire advanced into the evacuation area and spotted across Elk Creek near Burnt Peak.

Level 3 evacuations are still in place for residents of the Elk Creek area. As of last night, structures were being lost in the Elk Creek Road area. The number of structures lost or damaged has yet to be determined. Resources from the Sugar Pine incident are also responding to the area and providing structure protection.

Columbus Fire experienced more spotting to the northeast and moved across Crooked Creek, staying south of the 29 Road. Crews are preparing to hold the fire below the 500 Road. High fuel moistures in damp areas have limited growth to the south. Crews on the west edge of the fire continued to mop-up and patrol, while burnout preparation and line improvement continued on the southwest side.

Today’s weather will be similar to yesterday, with temperatures around 70-80℉ and humidity 25-38% depending on elevation. Gusty afternoon winds are expected out of the northwest up to 25 mph affecting fire behavior. Most fuels are experiencing seasonally abnormal dryness, impacting fire spread.

Snowshoe Fire is looking good as crews continue mopping up and patrolling.

Level 3 evacuation “Go”: Elk Creek Road, 8800 and above; Sugar Pine Road, all addresses; Dodes Creek Road, all addresses; Ulrich Road, 829 and above; Shelly Lane, all addresses; 4000-block of Lewis Road

Level 2 evacuation “Be Set”: Lewis Road from Hwy 62 to the 3000-block; Evergreen Drive and all intersecting roads; Hwy 62 between Lewis Road and Prospect Access Road; Cascade Gorge Road, all addresses; Ulrich Road from Hwy 62 to the 820-block; Mill Creek Drive Between Hwy 62 and Prospect Access Road; Snodgrass Lane, all addresses; Mather Road, all addresses; Skookum Lane, all addresses.

Level 1 evacuation “Be Ready”: Still in effect for all areas near Trail.

To check the status of a specific address, refer to the interactive fire map at http://joco.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=37b8a655d90f4f82ba35ba107a827840

For additional information about the evacuations, call the Rogue Valley Fire Information Center from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm at 541-474-5305.

Miles Fire is the most active of the fires in this complex. Winds pushed the Miles and Sugar Pine Fires together in the Hawk Creek Drainage yesterday. The fire spotted over the existing control line near Flat Creek and Ragsdale Butte. Crews will confirm whether or not the original line has been compromised. If so, they will fall back to a more defensible secondary line along the west branch of Elk Creek. On the southern most section to the east, the fire advanced into the evacuation area and spotted across Elk Creek near Burnt Peak.

Level 3 evacuations are still in place for residents of the Elk Creek area. As of last night, structures were being lost in the Elk Creek Road area. The number of structures lost or damaged has yet to be determined. Resources from the Sugar Pine incident are also responding to the area and providing structure protection.

Columbus Fire experienced more spotting to the northeast and moved across Crooked Creek, staying south of the 29 Road. Crews are preparing to hold the fire below the 500 Road. High fuel moistures in damp areas have limited growth to the south. Crews on the west edge of the fire continued to mop-up and patrol, while burnout preparation and line improvement continued on the southwest side.

Today’s weather will be similar to yesterday, with temperatures around 70-80℉ and humidity 25-38% depending on elevation. Gusty afternoon winds are expected out of the northwest up to 25 mph affecting fire behavior. Most fuels are experiencing seasonally abnormal dryness, impacting fire spread.

Snowshoe Fire is looking good as crews continue mopping up and patrolling.

Level 3 evacuation “Go”: Elk Creek Road, 8800 and above; Sugar Pine Road, all addresses; Dodes Creek Road, all addresses; Ulrich Road, 829 and above; Shelly Lane, all addresses; 4000-block of Lewis Road

Level 2 evacuation “Be Set”: Lewis Road from Hwy 62 to the 3000-block; Evergreen Drive and all intersecting roads; Hwy 62 between Lewis Road and Prospect Access Road; Cascade Gorge Road, all addresses; Ulrich Road from Hwy 62 to the 820-block; Mill Creek Drive Between Hwy 62 and Prospect Access Road; Snodgrass Lane, all addresses; Mather Road, all addresses; Skookum Lane, all addresses.

Level 1 evacuation “Be Ready”: Still in effect for all areas near Trail.

To check the status of a specific address, refer to the interactive fire map at http://joco.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=37b8a655d90f4f82ba35ba107a827840

For additional information about the evacuations, call the Rogue Valley Fire Information Center from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm at 541-474-5305.

Fire at a Glance

Forest Road and Trail Closures remain in effect.


Fire Size:
21,439 acres

Containment: 18%

Location: 45 miles southeast of Roseburg, Oregon (Tiller Ranger District)

Cause: Lightning

Personnel: 1,066

Resources

Crews: 32

Engines: 37

Dozers: 11

Tenders: 32

Aircraft:

2 Type 1 heavy helicopters

1 Type 2 medium helicopter

2 Type 3 light helicopters

Fire Information:

541-825-3295

SouthUmpquaComplexFire@gmail.com

Joint Information Center:

541-474-5305

www.SWOJIC.blogspot.com

Inciweb:

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5940/

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