Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Garner Complex Evening Update - 7-24-18 10:30PM

GARNER COMPLEX #UPDATE
Evening Update 7-24-18 - 10:30pm
QUICK FACTS:
Size: 17,369 acres
Change in last 24 hrs. +2,075 acres
Containment: 18%
Start Date/Time: 7/15/2018 9:00a.m.
Expected Containment Date: 8/7/18
Location: Josephine County
Cause: Lightning
Est. Cost: $13.5 million
Personnel: 2432
Assigned Resources:
Handcrews: 74
Engines: 112
Dozers: 35
Water Tenders: 47
Assigned Aircraft: 27
Structure Task Forces: 9
NOTE: Acreage is updated once daily based on the overnight Infrared flight.
Public Meeting: A second public meeting was held at the Evans Valley Education and Community Center tonight, approximately 350 people attended. Residents were briefed on all fires within the Garner Complex.
Air quality in the region remains in the unhealthy range due to smoke from the multiple fires in the area. It is advised that residents stay inside if you can. If you must go out, avoid and heavy exertion. Individuals who will be most affected include young children, the elderly and people with comprised health, such as emphysema, asthma, and cardiovascular disease. More air quality information can be found at https://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/.
Construction of direct and indirect control lines continued on the Grave Complex fires. The crews hit the Battle Mountain area hard today putting in lines where the fire had crossed the control line previously.
The Taylor Fire continued to present challenges for firefighters. Specially trained hot shot crews were able to use burnout operations to remove fuels ahead of the fire. Burnout operations concluded at dusk. Individual tree torching may be visible through the night, however all fire remains within the control lines. There are wildland and structural fire fighters working through the night.
For most current evacuation information, please contact the Joint Information Center at 541-474-5305 (8 AM—8 PM). A Red Cross Shelter is set up at the Grants Pass High School at 830 NE 9th Street in Grants Pass. 541-474-5710.
For a downloadable, printable version of this update, click here - https://tinyurl.com/GarnerComplexEveningUpdate7-24