Current situation

Heat returns to much of the state early this week, with air quality alerts from wildfire smoke for northwest Oregon and Josephine, Jackson, Klamath and Lake counties. Lightning sparked a number of wildfires over the weekend, with a chance for more through Monday in eastern Oregon.


Many ODF districts and forest protective associations are in high or extreme fire danger with tightened restrictions on activities linked to fire starts. Check ODF's fire restrictions and closures web page for the latest details at http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Pages/Restrictions.aspx.


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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