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

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Phone: 541-482-1331
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Rough Patch Complex and Jack Fire Update for Monday, Aug 23

Jack Fire Wildfire
News – 8/23/2021

Fire Update for Monday, August 23, 2021                                   
Fire Information:  503-867-7924

Overall Objective:  The Rough Patch Complex and Jack Fire are being managed under a full suppression strategy using containment and confinement tactics to minimize fire spread to prevent loss of valuable resources.  Leaders’ intent is to not allow the fire to progress to the west and to protect private structures throughout the fire area by using the PACE model – Primary, Alternate, Contingency and Emergency control Lines and to keep the fires as small as possible while working toward full containment.

Closures:  The Umpqua and Willamette National Forests have area closure orders to encompass the Rough Patch, Jack, Archie Creek, and Devil's Knob Fire Areas.  The closure includes Canton Creek Campground, Musick Guard Station, and Cover Campground. 

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Roseburg District has issued an amended emergency closure on BLM administered-public lands near the Rough Patch Complex Fire. The reduction in the closure area to the Francis Creek road restores access to the Scaredman Recreation Area and Campground - the Scaredman campground will open on Monday, August 23, 2021, for reservations through  Highway 138 between Roseburg and Diamond Lake and Crater Lake remains open.  Slow down and be alert while passing through the fire area.  Copies of all closures and maps can be found at

Chaos and Little Bend Fires:  The primary containment lines of these fires lay on the west and northwest flanks.  Direct fire line construction and indirect fire lines with burnout operations nearly complete in the west and northwest areas of the fire.  On the east and south flanks heavy equipment is working to construct and reinforce alternate and contingency lines.  Yesterday, there was perimeter growth to the south and northeast on the Little Bend fire and the south side of the Chaos fire between the burned out control lines and the main fire.  Firefighters continue to make good progress each day.  These two fires are at 0% containment.

Jack Fire:  The Jack Fire has containment lines that are holding on the west, north, and east flanks of the fires and these lines account for the 51% containment of the fire.  Fire crews are patrolling these flanks and taking action to hold the lines as necessary.  The southwest and south flanks of the fire are seeing active fire behavior – tactics on these flanks include direct dozer line, the construction of primary and alternate contingency lines using the road system and building and reinforcing contingency lines along the 27 and 2715 roads.  Burning out operations are being used as necessary to secure fire lines.

Buckhead and Near Minky Fires:  These fires lay south of the Jack Fire and have similar fire behavior on the south flanks.  The contingency line construction and improvement of the line continues with heavy equipment.  This line ties into the line for the Jack Fire and extends to the south and acts as the primary holding line to prevent these fires from moving to the west.  Firefighters are making good progress each day.  These two fires are at 0% containment.

Weather:  Sunday night brought another night of good RH recovery ranging from 80%-90%.  Minimum RH for Monday will be in the 20-30 percent range.  Northwest winds of 5 to 10 mph with gusts to 15-18 mph are likely to occur over slopes and ridges which will increase fire activity.



Phone: 503-867-7924

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