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July 31, 2014, 2:30 p.m.
Special Message: A Red Flag Warning is in effect until 11 p.m. tonight for abundant lightning with dry fuels.
Current Situation: Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 2 (Incident Commander Cline) assumed command of the Beaver Complex at 10:30 a.m. today. The Salt Creek Fire, approximately 100 acres in size, is the largest fire within the complex. Along with suppression of the Salt Creek Fire, the team will provide management of smaller fires burning near Salt Creek as they become identified. The Salt Creek Fire is burning in steep terrain on a parcel of Bureau of Land Management land protected by ODF. The Salt Creek Fire was ignited by lightning from a storm that moved through yesterday afternoon. The Incident Command Post is located at TouVelle State Park on Table Rock Road.
Weather: Another round of scattered thunderstorms is expected this afternoon and evening. Rain will accompany most storms, but abundant lightning is expected to be a major concern due to dry fuels. Temperatures will range from 95 to 100 degrees. Isolated thunderstorms are expected again on Friday.
FIRE AT A GLANCE:
Location: 0 miles northwest of Medford
Percent Contained: 0
Complex Size: 100 acres
Start Date: July 30, 2014
Resources Include: 5 hand crews, 6 fire engines, 3 bulldozers, 4 water tenders, 5 helicopters, 1 air tanker and overhead personnel. Total personnel: 150
Places to get information:
Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/