Mon. Oct 22nd, 2018

Garner Complex Update – 7-24-18 9:00am

GARNER COMPLEX #UPDATE
Evening Update 7-24-18 – 9:00am
QUICK FACTS:
Size: 17,369 acres
Change in last 24 hrs. +2,075 acres
Containment: 15%
Start Date/Time: 7/15/2018 9:00a.m.
Expected Containment Date: 8/7/18
Location: Josephine County
Cause: Lightning
Est. Cost: $11.5 million
Personnel: 2311
Assigned Resources:
Handcrews: 76
Engines: 102
Dozers: 35
Water Tenders: 45
Assigned Aircraft: 18
Structure Task Forces: 9
Overnight, firefighters continued making great progress on containing the Garner Complex Fire. Todays’ day shift will continue to secure and hold control lines by strengthening hand-built and dozer lines, placing water hoses and continuing mop-up operations. Firefighters will also be setting fire inside the control lines to consume fuel between the fireline and actively burning areas of the fire, weather permitting.
Structural crews continue assessing and creating defensible spaces around homes and other structures on the Grave and Taylor Creek fires.
The fire continues to slowly burn within the interior of those lines, leading to a growth in acres of 2,075 . As smoke conditions allow, air support will be dropping water and retardant on the south and west sides of the Taylor, Pleasant and Graves fires. Spencer Creek fire is holding within control and mop-up continues.
The weather forecast projects continued hot and dry conditions. Winds will have a west-northwesterly flow at 5 to 10 miles per hour. Smoke will be gradually lifting today, resulting in increasing temperatures and lowering of humidity. As a result, firefighters will likely see elevated fire activity.
FIRE ACREAGES BY FIRE:
Grave Creek/Sec. 14 6,546
Pleasant Creek 784
Ditch Creek 169
Taylor Creek 9,642
Spencer Creek 228
A public meeting will be held in Wimer today, July 24 at 6:00 P.M., located at Evans Valley Education and Community Center, 8205 East Evans Creek.
For the most current evacuation information, please contact the Joint Information Center at 541-474-5305 (8 AM—8 PM). A Red Cross Shelter is set up at the Grants Pass High School at 830 NE 9th Street in Grants Pass. 541-474-5710.
Cooperating Agencies: Oregon Department of Forestry, Bureau of Land Management, Rogue Valley Fire Chiefs Association, U.S. Forest Service Rogue River-Siskiyou, Umpqua National Forest, Oregon State Fire Marshall Office
To learn more about wildfire preparedness & fire restrictions please visit: www.swofire.com

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