FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Archie Creek Fire 100 Percent Contained
ROSEBURG, OR – The Roseburg District, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Umpqua National Forest are declaring that the Archie Creek Fire is 100% CONTAINED as of Monday, November 16, 2020. Additionally, the Umpqua National Forest is declaring the Thielsen Fire as CONTROLLED.
With the recent change in weather conditions, fire officials with the U.S. Forest Service will officially end fire season on the Umpqua National Forest, effective Monday, November 16, at 12:01 a.m. With the end of fire season Industrial Fire Precaution restrictions will be lifted on the forest.
During the last several weeks, our area received widespread precipitation which has moderated conditions enough to drop the fire danger to a low status. People are still encouraged to completely extinguish their campfires before leaving a site.
The term CONTAINED is a status of a wildfire suppression, which signifies the fire is no longer a risk to spread based on firelines, natural barriers, or desired weather conditions. Containment is often referred to in terms of percentages.
A fire is considered CONTROLLED when the perimeter of the fire is secured making it unlikely for the fire to escape the bounds of the fire area. To be considered controlled, firefighters need to have cooled any hotspots adjacent to the line and removed any unburnt fuel in the area surrounding the line.
Closures remain in place for areas affected by the Archie Creek fire. Please visit Inciweb for the latest on closure information for the BLM, Umpqua National Forest and Douglas Forest Protective Association protected lands: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/7176/
It is important that the public follow closure orders and remain outside of burned sites and locations where there remain hazards from the fire that pose risks to life and safety.
For more information on the Bureau of Land Management, Roseburg District, please visit: https://www.blm.gov/office/roseburg-district-office
For information on Douglas Forest Protective Association, please visit: https://www.dfpa.net/