Seventeen fires started by Thursday's thunderstorms have been found on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in Jackson County. Most of the fires have firelines completely around them and are in the mop-up stage.
The largest, the Sprignett Fire, is holding at 15 acres. This fire is located 12 miles northeast of Rogue River, and has a fireline all the way around it. Mop-up is underway.
The Berry Rock #1 & #2 fires merged overnight, but crews today are re-establishing the fire line and extinguishing flames. This fire is estimated at 10 acres.
The Longbranch Fire, located 3 miles west of Shady Cove, is being mopped up today. Its size has been revised to 2 acres.
The 3-acre Camel Hump Fire, 3 miles northeast of Shady Cove, has a fireline around it and mop is continuing.
The remaining fires that had been discovered late Thursday or on Friday are smaller than 2 acres -- many smaller than .5 acre -- are mopped up.
A new fire was discovered this morning on Wilcox Butte, 5 miles northwest of Gold Hill. A crew is on-scene, and the fire is less than 1 acre in size.
More than 170 firefighters worked to put out the fires last night. Suppression resources used on Friday included 10 engines, three bulldozers, seven helicopters and one retardant plane. This morning there are 164 firefighters out on the fires. Their suppression resources include 11 engines, 2 helicopters and one retardant plane.
Today’s weather forecast calls for sunny conditions with temperatures in the mid 90s. Tonight is expected to be partly cloudy.