Archie Creek Fire Evening Update: Sunday, Sept. 14, 2020
Crews continue to report minimal to no fire activity along the western edge of the Archie Creek Fire from Glide up to the Nonpareil area. In the Little River Road area, crews are utilizing a combination of existing road systems and dozer lines to stop the fire from advancing downhill toward nearby structures. Spot fires across containment lines challenged firefighters in the Little River area today.
Fire activity picked up slightly on the southeastern portion of the fire due to northwest winds over the area. Firefighters plan to hold the fire in this area near Panther Creek. Crews also spent time today scouting the Canton Creek and Scaredman Creek areas, looking for opportunities to successfully engage on the fire. Heavy equipment will be used in this area to open existing roadways and construct new dozer lines to tie back into the Upper Rock Creek area.
Crews from the Oregon Department of Transportation and Pacific Power continue to work along Highway 138E within the burned area. The highway remains closed to all non-fire traffic between Milepost 21 and Milepost 83. Douglas County Public Works Department is also working to clear Rock Creek Road and other county maintained roads within the footprint of the Archie Creek Fire.
The Archie Creek Fire has burned 121,379 acres and is 15% contained. 708 people are now assigned to the Archie Creek Fire.