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Jack Fire

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

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Jack Fire Information
Email: 2021.jack@firenet.gov
Phone: 541-482-1331
Hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Rough Patch Complex and Jack Fire Daily Update Oct 1

Jack Fire Wildfire
News – 10/1/2021

October 1, 2021 

Fire Information: 541-482-1331 

E-mail: 2021.jack@firenet.gov

Incident Summary:  A warming, drying trend continues to dry the roads, improving access to the fire areas. Yesterday firefighters used helicopter water drops to help cool pockets of fire in heavy fuels in the southeast portion of the Little Bend Fire in the Bulldog Creek area. Crews walked the Chaos Fire’s eastern edges in the Horse Heaven Creek drainage to manually feel for heat along the edge of burned areas and build fire line where necessary. 

Today firefighters will monitor the persistent heat in the Bulldog Creek area and apply helicopter water drops if needed. In other areas of the Complex, firefighters are prioritizing suppression repair at higher elevations to complete the work before autumn weather limits access. Ongoing activities include building water bars across hand and dozer lines, spreading slash on bare soils, felling hazard trees, chipping cut material, and hauling logs and slash off site.  

To manage fatigue and provide for adequate rest, fire management team assignments are routinely limited to 14 consecutive duty days. Northwest Team 7 will complete its assignment on the Rough Patch Complex and Jack Fires today and be replaced by Rocky Mountain Team 2 at 7 p.m. this evening. Northwest Team 7 thanks the community for your patience and support.

A Forest Service Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team continues work to assess the severity of fire effects and will plan mitigation measures for exposed soils with increased risk of erosion. Learn more about BAER here: https://www.fs.fed.us/naturalresources/watershed/burnedareas.shtml.     

Evacuations and Closures:  Evacuation and closure information is available at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/7758/.     

The Umpqua and Willamette National Forests have temporarily closed areas of both Forests due to the Jack Fire, Rough Patch Complex, and Devil's Knob Complex.      

Amended BLM Roseburg District fire closure: BLM Road 24-1-26 (Francis Creek) from the junction with BLM Road 25-1E-31 (Canton Creek Road) North to the Roseburg District Boundary in Township 24 South Range 1 West Section 1 will remain closed. Oregon Highway 138 remains open. Expect short delays for hazard tree removal operations east of Glide.   

Evacuations and Closures:  Evacuation and closure information is available at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/7758/.     

The Umpqua and Willamette National Forests have temporarily closed areas of both Forests due to the Jack Fire, Rough Patch Complex, and Devil's Knob Complex.     

Amended BLM Roseburg District fire closure: BLM Road 24-1-26 (Francis Creek) from the junction with BLM Road 25-1E-31 (Canton Creek Road) North to the Roseburg District Boundary in Township 24 South Range 1 West Section 1 will remain closed.     

Oregon Highway 138 remains open. Expect short delays for hazard tree removal operations east of Glide.    

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