Fri. Dec 14th, 2018

Garner Complex Update 7-31-18 11:00 pm

GARNER COMPLEX #UPDATE
Evening Update 7-31-18 – 11:00 pm
(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)
QUICK FACTS:
Size: 8,886 acres
Change in last 24 hrs. 0 acres
Containment: 68%
Start Date/Time: 7/15/2018 9:00 a.m.
Expected Containment Date: 8/7/18
Location: Josephine County
Cause: Lightning
Personnel: 1,872
Assigned Resources:
Handcrews: 48
Engines: 45
Dozers: 8
Water Tenders: 17
Assigned Aircraft: 4
Structure Task Forces: 0
Structures Threatend: 564
Injuries: 15
Evacuations: Level 1 & 2 in effect
ODF’s Incident Management Team 1 will be holding a public meeting at 6:00 pm 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.
At this stage of the fire, crews are in full mop-up mode. Firefighters have mopped up at least 50 feet around the fire’s perimeter and up to 200 feet in some places. As crews push deeper into the interior of the fire they encounter more snags.
Snags pose a great safety risk to firefighters, and are often a topic in the daily safety briefing. Snags are dead, standing trees that may drop branches or fall without warning. Snags typically have a much lower fuel moistures than live, green trees. This means that burn more readily and smolder for longer periods.
The risk of injuries from snags increases during the night operational period when visibility is greatly reduced. To help avoid accidents caused by snags crews will identify and remove hazard trees. Areas deemed unsafe will be avoided.
The increase of reported firefighters injuries from this morning jumped from 8 to 15. Please note that this number now includes injuries that happened at the incident command post while the Oregon Department of Forestry had command of both the Taylor Creek and Grave Creek fire.
FIRE ACREAGES BY FIRE:
Grave Creek/Section 14/Ditch Creek 7,816
Pleasant Creek 836
Spencer Creek 228
King Mountain 6
For a printable copy of this update, click on the following link:
https://tinyurl.com/7-31-18eveningupdateGarnerCom

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