Friday Fire Updates
Southern Oregon —
Cooler temperatures have helped firefighters gain ground on the Blanket Creek fire. There are no structures or private resources threatened by the fire. Firefighters continue to reinforce a contingency fire-line along Forest Road and north of Ginko Road. The fire has reached 4,800 acres and is 39% contained.
The Chetco Bar fire has had moderate fire growth and has reached more than 5,000 acres. The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest has closed upper Chetco. Firefighters are unable to engage the fire due to the tough terrain of the forest, but will engage the fire when its safe to do so. The fire is 0% contained.
A Type 1 California Interagency Incident Mangement team took command of the Spruce Lake fire. The type one team will be responsible for 400,000 acres of Crater Lake National Park. Recent storm activity has produced approximately 36 small fires in the area. The fire has now reached an estimated 47,00 and is 31 % contained.
No new fires were identified within the Modoc July Complex fire. More than 160 lighting strikes occurred in the fire perimeter the past couple of days. Firefighting crews continue to position themselves throughout the forest to respond to initial smoke reports. Dry and warm conditions over the next few days may spark dormant fires. The fire has reached more than 83,000 acres and is 91% contained.