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Incident Information -- Northwest Large Fire Information Summary

A Large Fire as defined by the National Wildland Coordinating Group, is any wildland fire in timber 100 acres or greater, and 300 acres or greater in grasslands/rangelands, or has an Incident Management Team assigned to it.

Information received from the National ICS-209 incident reporting database for large fires is updated each morning, and shows what has been reported by the Incident Commander the previous day at 7:00 PM. Information shown for each fire incident on the current day may not reflect changes made since the previous days ICS-209 input.

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Updated:    Wednesday, 18th October 2017 at 04:23:40 PM

Chetco Bar

General Info
Chetco Bar OR-RSF-000326
E/NE of Brookings in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Kalmiopsis Wilderness 191121
2017-07-12 Lightning
97 2017-10-15
1 damaged, 6 destroyed
8 damaged, 24 destroyed
Timber, brush and closed-canopy understory litter. Steep, rugged and inaccessible terrain. USDA Forest Service
64 1 2 2
Incident Contacts



The Type 3 organization that is currently managing the Chetco Bar Fire will be transitioning the fire to a Type 4 organization Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. The incoming incident commanders will “shadow” the existing team members today to allow for a smooth transition. Most field personnel and equipment will remain in place as there is still quite a bit of work to finish up all the road grading, Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) work, and suppression repair. After multiple warm, dry, and windy days in the area, the fire continues to show minimal fire activity. Firefighters are still mopping up areas of heat along the FR240 Road. Work continues to remove hazard trees identified by the BAER report along the 1376 Road. Six road graders continue working to repair roads within the fire area. The “trapline” locations where these updates, maps, and closures are placed around local communities will be posted to for the last time on Thursday. A final daily update will be produced and shared on all electronic platforms on Friday. Additional updates may be produced if significant activities occur throughout the fall. Safety Fire officials would like to remind the public that road and area closures are in place for everyone’s safety. Please obey all closure orders and signs, as there are many hazards still in the fire area. Drive cautiously with headlights on at all times when firefighters and equipment are in the area. The Japanese Bomb site remains closed. Weather Temperatures and humidity’s are expected to slowly moderate starting today and continuing through tomorrow as winds slowly increase. Winds are predicted to be strong and gusty in advance of the wetting rains forecasted to start Thursday. Closures The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest closure order narrative and map is available on Inciweb at: BAER The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team public meeting video is now available online. Visit the Forest FaceBook page to view the video. For more on BAER Team activities and their findings, go to the “Chetco Bar Post-Fire BAER” Inciweb page. The Chetco Bar FaceBook page is no longer being updated. Visit the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest FaceBook page for updates.

2017-10-17 14:37:19

Miller Complex

General Info
Miller Complex OR-RSF-000647
17 miles E of Cave Junction, OR 39410
2017-08-14 Lightning/Natural
86 2017-09-30
Mixed conifer understory with Shasta red fir dominance and numerous snags USDA Forest Service
302 10 2 10
Incident Contacts

541-838-0770 or https://facebook/R6RRSNF


Firefighters held the fire in check at the 1065 Road on the east end of the Abney Fire on Monday despite rocks and other debris falling across the roadbed at times. The fire in this area is lined, hose is in place, and pumps are operating. A burnout operation will possibly be conducted today in order to fully tie the fire into the 1065 Road. Crews are beginning installation of a debris fence in critical locations along the road. Contingency plans are being made for preparing backup fire breaks in the event the 1065 Road doesn’t hold. Also on the eastern end of the Abney Fire on Monday, crews worked with a dozer on private land to construct a line that would hold the fire west of Scraggy Mountain. Work will proceed today to add portable tanks and hoses to the line to improve its effectiveness. Further to the east, near White Mountain on the southern flank, the fire remained active, yet fire spread was minimal. Air resources will be utilized today to keep the fire in check in the White Mountain and Scraggy Mountain areas, north of the Pacific Crest Trail. Winds today should be light, ranging from 5-7 mph out of the west-southwest on the ridgetops. Temperatures are expected to be 65-70 degrees, and the relative humidity will rise to 22-24%. According to the National Weather Service out of Medford, winds from the southwest will increase Wednesday and Thursday ahead of an approaching front, and significant rain is expected to move into the fire area between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. While continuing to plan for fire suppression, firefighters are also taking precautions to remain safe while forest roads quickly become slick and dangerous. Northwest Incident Management Team 6 is working under the authority of the Rogue River-Siskiyou and the Klamath National Forests. Additional cooperating and assisting agencies and companies include Jackson County, Applegate Fire District, Williams Fire District, Oregon Department of Forestry, CAL Fire – Siskiyou Unit, and Fruit Growers Supply Company.

2017-10-17 14:36:26