Friday, July 5, 2013

Stratton Creek Fire Update

A fast-moving wild land fire started around 2:00 p.m. yesterday, July 4th. This fire is located approximately 11 miles southwest of Glendale and 14 miles northwest of Grants Pass. The fire is burning in Douglas fir timber and thick brush.

The fire size is estimated at 175 acres, and a fire line has been nearly completed around the North West main portion of the fire perimeter. However there are six small spot fires actively burning in steep timbered terrain. The objective on the fire today is to get these small spot fires contained and to start the mopping up process in the main body of the fire.

Road Closures:

Josephine County Search and Rescue currently have road closures in place at Stratton Creek Road and Hog Creek Road due to heavy equipment and fire personnel traffic.

The following resources are assigned to contain the blaze:

8 contracted engines
8 water tenders
4 bulldozers
8 20-person crews
2 large (Type 1) helicopters with water buckets
1 Fixed Wing Air Attack Platform

On order are the following resources:

2 Large (Type 1) Retardant Air Tankers

No homes or other structures are threatened by the fire.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.