Crews have succeeded in completing a fire control line around the Stratton Creek Fire utilizing bulldozers, hand crews, and retardant dropped from two heavy type 1 airtankers; the fire was established as contained as of 7:00 p.m. yesterday evening. The 154-acre fire started in the Stratton Creek Ridge area between Stratton Creek Road and Hog Creek Road in heavy timber and steep terrain on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and eventually burned into public lands managed by Josephine County Forestry. The fire started around 3:00 p.m. on the Fourth of July and the cause is under investigation. Five 20 person crews, two water tenders, one bulldozer and six type-6 engines will remain on the fire through the week to fall hazardous trees, improve lines where need be, continue mop-up and begin rehabilitation where needed. The Stratton Creek fire is located 11 miles southwest of Glendale and 14 miles northwest of Grants Pass.
Stratton Creek and Hog Creek Roads are no longer being managed by Josephine County Search and Rescue and are open to the public.
No homes or other structures were lost in the fire.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.
Estimated Control Date: Undetermined