Rough Patch Complex and Jack Fire Daily Fact Sheet Oct. 8, 2021
Jack Fire Wildfire
News – 10/8/2021
- Hand crews and heavy equipment such as dozers, excavators, chippers, and various other machines continue to work diligently on suppression repair operations. This will result in roads being open faster, safer longer and better for forest recovery.
- Slash and other woody debris are being processed into chips at landing sites and then removed. This process allows for easier removal of the debris from the fire area and Forest. Removing the slash piles will aid in further mitigation of wildfires in the future. These actions help employ local workers and businesses and reduce the burden on local communities.
- There has been an influx of personnel this week as large equipment, drivers, operators, and contractors are arriving to help your community return to normal.
- Please be aware of heavier traffic on Highway 138 as more equipment will be hauling chips and debris from suppression repair out of the fire area.
Fire Conditions and Weather
- Heavy fuels will continue to burn where they are sheltered from rain. The likelihood of fire spread is very minimal. There might be smoke from this fire into winter.
- Temperatures will be slightly cooler than yesterday with the passage of a weak cold front. There will be rain and drizzle throughout the day.
- Temperatures rebound briefly on Saturday with mostly sunny skies. Another strong cold front arrives Sunday morning. Scattered rain showers, snow at highest elevations, will develop post-frontal and persist into Monday morning.
- The Umpqua and Willamette National Forests and BLM Roseburg District have temporarily closed areas of both Forests due to the Jack Fire, Rough Patch Complex, and Devils Knob Complex. View the closure area orders and maps on https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/7758/.
- The fire is no longer the biggest threat, now it is the workers, trucks, and damaged roadways. Teams and the forest are trying to clean things up so life can return to normal.