Current situation

Welcome rain and cooler temperatures early this week have reduced fire danger in Oregon. The change in weather has also helped check the growth of many existing fires and allowed firefighters to increase containment levels.




















Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Stouts Creek Fire update - 09-02-15

Stouts Creek Fire

Update September 2 2015
 
Crews continue to work to contain the Stouts Creek Fire conducting repair work and expanding mop-up operations.  Chance of rain throughout the day today winds will be out of the NW at 5- 10 mph today. Crews have been and will continue to be replaced, as necessary. Fire size remains at 26,452 acres and is 94 percent contained. 

The Level 1 evacuation notice has been lifted for the Stouts Creek fire. The State of Oregon Department of Forestry released a new statement for “Regulated Closure Proclamation” Number 10. This proclamation was effective on August 29, 2015. Please visit the Douglas Forest Protection Association web site for more information
http://www.dfpa.net/.

There are 331 personnel assigned to the fire with six crews, 12 fire engines, one bulldozer and one helicopter. To date, the Stout Creek Fire has cost $37.6 million.

The Incident Management Team is protecting lands that are about 46 percent on state-protected lands, which include BLM and private lands and 54% on the Umpqua National Forest.

FIRE FACTS

● 26,452 acres
● 94% contained
● Personnel:331
● Helicopters: 1
● Hand crews: 6
● Engines: 12
● Dozers: 1
● Water tenders: 0
● Evacuations:None at this time
 



FIRE INFORMATION
Phone: 
541-825-3724
Cell: 206-402-7175
stoutsfire@gmail.com

 

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Cool, wet weather in the winter of 2016-17 ended Oregon's long drought and left a thick snowpack at higher elevations which will take some time to melt. However, even in non-drought years Oregon's warm, dry summers create conditions that allow for fire to start and spread. In an average summer firefighters still see almost a thousand fires on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry.



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The Oregon Dept. of Forestry protects 16 million acres of private and public forestlands from wildfire. This includes all private forestlands in Oregon as well as state and local government-owned forests, along with 2.8 million acres of federal Bureau of Land Management lands in the western part of the state. In total there are about 30.4 million acres of forest in Oregon.



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The department fights fire aggressively, seeking to put out most fires at 10 acres or smaller. This approach minimizes damage to the timber resource and fish and wildlife habitat, and protects lives and property. It also saves money. While suppressing large fires can cost millions of dollars, economic and environmental damage from wildfires can be many times greater.





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