Friday, September 2, 2016

Firefighters Continue Mopping Up Gold Canyon Fire

The 61-acre Gold Canyon Fire is now 85 percent contained.
The forecast is favorable for firefighting efforts throughout the day; temperatures range from 75 to 80 degrees and relative humidity will remain in the upper 20s. Wind gusts up to 5 mph could be present by the afternoon.
Firefighters will be mopping up 500 to 600 feet inside the fire line today further strengthening the containment of this fire. As long as conditions do not change, resources will begin being pulled from the fire Saturday.
Residents on Wildpark Lane and Reeves Creek Road will remain at a Level 1 (Ready) Evacuation Level throughout the day as a precaution. No structures have been lost.
The fire was reported Tuesday at 4:53 p.m. and its cause is under investigation. The fire investigator has made progress toward narrowing down the cause; however, official results have not been released.
Fire management officials ask that the public continue to use caution and adhere to regulations. Current fire restrictions for lands in Jackson and Josephine Counties protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District can be found at www.swofire.com.

2 comments:

  1. Do you have the info on the earliest and latest Fire Season Endings?

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    1. According to District records that go back to 1967, the earliest start date for fire season was April 18, 1988. The latest end-of-fire season date was November 12, 1987. You can see the each year's start and end dates on this site's "Library" page, where the document "Fire season start and end dates" is posted.

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