Tue. Dec 11th, 2018

Morning Update 08-01-2018

(NOTE: The Taylor Creek fire statistics will be reported in a separate report and no longer included in the Garner Complex Quick Facts or updates. Taylor Creek updates will be Taylor Creek Fire Information)
Size: 8,886 acres

Containment: 68%
Start Date/Time: 7/15/2018 9:00 a.m.
Expected Containment Date: 8/10/2018
Location: Jackson County
Cause: Lightning
Estimated Cost: $37 Million
Personnel: 1,444
Assigned Resources:
Handcrews: 46
Engines: 45
Dozers: 8
Water Tenders: 17
Assigned Aircraft: 4
Structure Task Forces: 0
Structures Threatend: 564
Injuries: 16
Evacuations: Level 1 & 2 in effect
Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 1 will be holding a public meeting at 6:00pm Thursday August 2nd at Evans Valley Education & Community Center. The event will be held at 8205 East Evans Creek Rd in Rogue River. The management team encourages residents to attend to hear from fire officials about current fire status.
“It was a busier night than we’ve been having,” said Jason Pettigrew, Night Operations Section Chief.  Decreasing humidity and wind gusts of up to 15 m.p.h. led to the pick up in activity. An unburnt area inside the control lines caught fire and burned out. Also, crews using infra red scanners found over 70 hot spots.  Hand crews followed up and extinguished the hot spots. “It was a good night of work,” said Pettigrew. 
Due to low humidity and dry conditions large fuels continue burning above and below ground, making  it the difficult to detect heat with the naked eye. The combination of infrared technology and hard work allows the firefighters to efficiently mop up large areas.
Joe Hessel, Incident Commander laid out the strategy, “The goal is to turn this back over to the local district in a secure state for local resources to patrol.” 


Grave Creek/Section 14/Ditch Creek    7,816
Pleasant Creek                                        836
Spencer Creek                                         228
King Mountain                                              6
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                              Oregon Department of Forestry IMT 1 Joe Hessel, Incident Commander


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