Sunday, July 7, 2013

Stratton Creek Fire - 80% Contained

Crews are expecting to have the Stratton Creek fire contained today by end of shift this evening around 6:00 p.m. Crews have been vigorously working to build a completed fire control line created from bulldozers, hand crews, and retardant lines around the fire since it started around 3:00 p.m. on the Fourth of July.  The Incident Commander for the dayshift on the fire also stated today that he is projecting that the fire will be in Controlled Status by Wednesday, meaning crews will have the entire fire and spot fire perimeters lined, hot spots extinguished, and the mop up process will be completed. Stratton Creek fire is located 11 miles southwest of Glendale and 14 miles northwest of Grants Pass. The 154-acre fire started in the Stratton Creek Ridge area on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and eventually burned into public lands managed by Josephine County Forestry.

Stratton Creek and Hog Creek Roads are no longer being managed by Josephine County Search and Rescue and are open to the public.

No homes or other structures were lost in the fire.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.