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

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Archie Creek and Thielsen Fire Update for October 7, 2020

Thielsen Wildfire
News – 10/7/2020

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Archie Creek & Thielsen

NORTHWEST INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM 12

Incident Commander: Bob Shindelar October 7, 2020

The Archie Creek Fire is east of Roseburg in the North Umpqua corridor on state, private, and federal land. The Thielsen Fire is located five miles north of Crater Lake near Diamond Lake on federal lands. Weather will be slightly cooler than yesterday with higher humidities. Expect more smoke from the fires in the afternoon. Rain is expected to arrive Friday evening or Saturday morning.

Yesterday’s Operations:

Archie Creek – As anticipated, the fire continued to produce smoke from smoldering logs and stumps in the interior of the fire, but no fire perimeter growth occurred. A flare-up occurred internal to the fire near Hwy 138 and was visible from nearby communities. Firefighters continued mop-up and patrol, as well as conducting suppression repair work.

Thielsen – The fire continued to smolder in large stumps and deep duff with some isolated single tree torching. Fire crews conducted mop up and suppression repair along containment lines. Crews were able to complete suppression repairs on all indirect dozer lines.

Today’s Operations:

Archie Creek – Firefighters will continue mop-up, patrol, and suppression repair work. Suppression repair work is done in collaboration with agency resource advisors to meet resource protection objectives. The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team will be in the field today. The BAER Team will assess post-wildfire environmental conditions that may require emergency action, such as severe loss of vegetation and soil erosion, which may result in poor water quality and flash flooding. Emergency actions may be identified to stabilize and prevent unacceptable degradation of natural and cultural resources or to minimize threats to life or property resulting from effects of the fire.

Thielsen – Today, mop up and suppression repair will continue along containment lines, and firefighters will continue improving a shaded fuel break along Forest Road 60. Forest Road 005, near North Diamond, will remain closed today while crews cut hazard trees.

Pacific Power and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) have been working tirelessly to repair facilities damaged by the fire. If you have any questions, please contact Pacific Power at 1-888-221-7070 or ODOT at 541-957-3683.


Archie Creek: 131,542 acres

Containment: 94%

Personnel: 382 

Cause: unknown 

Hand Crews: 10                    

Engines: 12                     

Dozers: 5                  

Water Tenders: 6                  

Helicopters: 2
 

Thielsen: 9,975 acres

Completion: 71%

Personnel: 143

Cause: unknown

Hand Crews: 2

Engines: 3

Dozers: 3

Water Tenders: 6

Helicopters: 1


Safety Message & Help for Fire Victims:

Please stay out of fire closure areas for your safety and that of the firefighters. Be aware that heavy equipment traffic may be encountered around the fire area. Smoke may be present over the next few days. Be cautious driving in low visibility, and visit the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality at http://www.oregon.gov/deq for Air Quality information.

FIRE INFORMATION:   

Archie Creek: (971) 334-7674

2020.archiecreek@firenet.gov

Thielsen: (541) 625-0687

2020.Thielsen@firenet.gov

INCIWEB: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7176/ https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7195/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ArchieCreekFireInfo/
https://www.facebook.com/ThielsenFire

(CDC guideline and recommendations)

 

Disaster aid, and organizations helping victims of the Archie Creek Fire, can be found at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7176/57029/.  An interactive map of the current evacuation area can be found at www.dcso.com/evacuations.  For more evacuation information, visit the Douglas County Sheriff website www.dcso.com/evacuations and Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DouglasCoSO The Douglas County Fairgrounds has full RV spaces, electric hookup spaces and dry camping available. They also have stalls and arenas for livestock and farm animals. Contact Ciera Keith at (541) 440-4394.

Closures, Restrictions & Evacuations:

  • Roads –Highway 138E is open, but delays should be expected. The route to Miller Lake via FS Road 9772 remains closed from the intersection with Hwy. 97 to the intersection with FS Road 110 due to firefighter traffic. Drivers are being directed to take FS Road 9774 to connect with FS Road 110 as an alternative route. See www.tripcheck.com for updates on highway closures.

  • Bureau of Land Management All BLM-managed lands in the Swiftwater Resource Area east of the Range 3 and 4 boundary line and north of Little River Road are closed. This includes portions of Rock Creek Road and all BLM recreation and day use sites within the closure boundary, including Rock Creek, Lone Pine, Millpond, Scaredman and Susan Creek campgrounds. Cavitt Creek Falls Campground is closed for the season. For more information, see https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7176/57115/

  • Umpqua National Forest – Sections of the North Umpqua and Diamond Lake Districts remain under a fire closure order. Umpqua Hot Springs, fire lookouts, cabins and group picnic sites remain closed. Diamond Lake Resort and Diamond Lake are now open for public recreation, but Diamond Lake Campground is closed for the rest of the year. North Umpqua District closure: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7176/57090/ and Diamond Lake District closure: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7195/57398/. More information on Forest Service closures is available at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/umpqua/alerts-notices.The Umpqua National Forest is currently at Industrial Fire Precaution Level I. The fire danger is Moderate.

  • Temporary Flight Restriction: There is temporary flight restriction for aircraft, including drones, for the Archie Fire. No temporary flight restriction is in effect for the Thielsen Fire.

  • Evacuations: There are Level 1 Evacuations along Rock Creek Rd, CR 138 and Diamond Lake.

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