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Old update on fires burning in Oregon, SE Washington

Here is the latest on the fires burning in Oregon and SE Washington.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Editor's note: Click here for the latest information on wildfires  

There are a number of wildfires burning in Oregon and Southern Washington. The region saw an earlier-than-usual start to the season due to the dry conditions and record-setting late-June heat that is complicating firefighting efforts and causing some fires to spread rapidly. Note: No fire that is more than 90% contained is listed.

Oregon

Jack Fire

  • Location: Umpqua National Forest, north of State Highway 138 and east of Forest Road 4713 (Jack Creek Road)
  • Acreage: 23,728
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Began: July 5
  • Containment: 51%
  • Closures: 
  • The Umpqua and Willamette National Forests have updated existing closure orders to encompass the Rough Patch, Jack, Archie Creek and Devil's Knob Fire Areas. This includes Canton Creek Campground, Musick Guard Station and Cover Campground. 

    Roseburg District Bureau of Land Management has expanded its closure area to include the Scaredman Recreation Site. Francis Creek Road from the junction with Canton Creek Road north to the district boundary has been and remains closed since August 5. 

    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 https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/7758/

  • Evacuation information: For the latest evacuation information, please visit the Douglas County Sheriff's Office interactive evacuation map.
  • More info: Visit the Jack Fire information page on Facebook.

Black Butte Fire

Middle Fork Complex

  • Location: Nine miles north of Oakridge, Ore.
  • Acreage13,611
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Began: August 1
  • Containment: 13%
  • Closures: Some National Forest System lands near the Middle Fork Complex fires are temporarily closed to provide for public safety. Please be sure to check current conditions before planning your trip to the Willamette National Forest. For more information visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/willamette/fire/?cid=fseprd552029
  • Evacuation information: Level 1 and 3 evacuation notices have been issued by Lane County.  For current evacuation information and an interactive map of evacuation areas, visit: www.lanecounty.org
  • More info: A virtual community briefing will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 19. It can be viewed here: https://fb.me/e/Rxy6XQcF
    If residents will need transportation assistance to evacuate, they should fill out the pre-registration form on the City of Oakridge website as soon as possible.

    Residents who need assistance with livestock or large animal evacuation should contact Lane County Animal Services at 541-285-8227.

    The livestock shelter at the Lane County Fairgrounds (796 W. 13th Avenue, Eugene) will be working to reunited evacuated animals with their owners over the next few days.

    The complex includes the Packard, Windfall, Symbol Rock, Devi's Canyon, Larison Cove, Way, Warble, and Journey Fires.

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Fox Complex

  • Location: 10 miles west of Lakeview, Ore.
  • Acreage7,362
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Began: August 1
  • Containment: 35%
  • Closures: None listed
  • Evacuation information:  
    Level 3: GO NOW: Upper Cottonwood Lake east to the USFS 28 Road, south to Lower Cottonwood Lake, south along Cottonwood Road to Highway 140, southwest to Drews Reservoir, including portions of Andy Hill and portions of Odegaard Roads, and Willow Creek Hills, north to 140 to Hay Creek Ranch back to Upper Cottonwood.

    Level 2: BE SET: Blue Mountain east over Cougar Peek to Gilmore Peek, South across the USFS 28 Rd, running along Cottonwood Creek to Highway 140, southwest, including portions of Tunnel Hill, Andy Hill and the majority of Dog Lake Road to Horse Shoe Rim, north from Dog Lake Creek over Drews Reservoir, to Upper Cottonwood 140 Junction following the Upper Cottonwood Rd to Blue Mountain.

    Level 1 BE READY:  
  •  From Coleman Rim east to USFS 3724 Road, east to White King Mine to Auger Creek, southeast to Auger Creek Meadow, south across the 28 Road to south across Leehman Road and Highway 140, following Westside Road, southwest to Horseshoe Road, west along Horseshoe Road to Dog Lake, north to north end of Drews Valley, crossing highway 140 following Razor Back Ridge to Coleman Rim.

    The Red Cross has been contacted to establish an evacuation center for the Patton Meadow Fire. A Red Cross Evacuation Center is open at the LDS Church (HC 64 Hwy 395 N, Lakeview, OR 97630) in Lakeview.

    The emergency closure area for the Bootleg Fire on the Fremont-Winema National Forest includes all of the Patton Meadow Fire area and is especially important in the area for public and firefighter safety.  The order is formally referenced as Closure Order Number 06-02-21-08. 

  • More info: The Red Cross has been contacted to establish an evacuation center for the Patton Meadow Fire. A Red Cross Evacuation Center is open at the Daly Middle School (220 South H Street) in Lakeview.

    The emergency closure area for the Bootleg Fire on the Fremont-Winema National Forest includes all of the Patton Meadow Fire area and is especially important in the area for public and firefighter safety. The order is formally referenced as Closure Order Number 06-02-21-08.

    Violations of the prohibitions are punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both.

Rough Patch Complex

  • Location: Calapooya Divide in the Calapooya Mountains, between the Willamette River drainage and the Umpqua River drainage.
  • Acreage17,559
  • Cause: Under investigation
  • Began: July 29
  • Containment: 3%
  • Closures:  The Umpqua and Willamette National Forests updated existing closure orders to encompass the Rough Patch, Jack, Archie Creek and Devil's Knob Fire Areas. This includes Canton Creek Campground, Musick Guard Station and Cover Campground.  Roseburg District Bureau of Land Management has expanded its closure area to include the Scaredman Recreation Site. Francis Creek Road from the junction with Canton Creek Road north to the district boundary has been closed since Aug. 5. Copies of all closures and maps can be found at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7758/    
  • Evacuation information: None listed
  • More info: The Rough Patch Complex consists of 19 fires north of Glide, Ore.


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Devil's Knob Complex

  • Location: Beaver Creek area
  • Acreage16,923
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Began: July 1
  • Containment: 15%
  • Closures: None listed
  • Evacuation information: For the most up-to-date information on evacuation conditions, residents are encouraged to visit the Douglas County Sheriff Department's interactive evacuation map at www.dcso.com/evacuations where they can enter their address to determine what level they may be in. Residents can opt-in to receive emergency alerts based on their address by registering at www.dcso.com/alerts. The Umpqua National Forest has implemented an Emergency Fire Closure Order restricting public access to the majority of the Steamboat, North Umpqua, and South Umpqua drainages due to high fire danger and the safety of firefighting resources in the area.  
  • More info: Devil's Knob Complex consists of 40-plus lightning-caused fires.


Sunset Valley Fire

  • Location: Wasco County
  • Acreage987
  • Cause: Under investigation
  • Began: July 1
  • Containment: 85%
  • Closures: None listed
  • Evacuation information: Some evacuation levels remain, please follow the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office for the latest evacuation information. Local residents can also sign up to receive future emergency notifications through the county. 
  • More info:

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SE Washington

Green Ridge Fire

  • Location: 30 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington
  • Acreage: 38,410
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Began: July 7
  • Containment: 29%
  • Closures: All lands on the Walla Walla Ranger District in Washington. All Forest Service Lands, roads and trails within the Pomeroy Ranger District of the Umatilla National Forest.
  • Evacuation information: Garfield County currently has Level 1, 2 and 3 evacuations in place. Level 1 evacuations were added on Thursday for Grouse Flats in southern Garfield County. For more information on evacuations in Garfield County, please visit https://go.usa.gov/xFyM4. Columbia County currently has Level 3, Level 2, and Level 1 evacuations in place. Wallowa County, Oregon currently has Level 1 evacuations in place for Grouse Flats. An interactive fire map that shows evacuations and other important information is available at https://tinyurl.com/yv2sypd4.   
  • More info: Visit the Green Ridge Fire information page on Facebook. The Green Ridge Fire has merged with the Lick Creek fire, which is 90% contained but burned 80,421.