Thursday, July 26, 2018

Garner Complex Evening Update - 7-26-18 9:30PM

Evening Update 7-26-18 - 9:30pm
Size: 21,443 acres
Change in last 24 hrs. +1,499 acres
Containment: 25%
Start Date/Time: 7/15/2018 9:00a.m.
Expected Containment Date: 8/7/18
Location: Josephine County
Cause: Lightning
Est. Cost: $19.8 million
Personnel: 2530
Assigned Resources:
Handcrews: 76
Engines: 112
Dozers: 32
Water Tenders: 41
Assigned Aircraft: 27
Structure Task Forces: 9
Fire Status: The Red Flag weather today with temperature over 100 degrees and low relative humidity, allowed some areas of the fire to burn intensely within the control lines resulting in the smoke columns that were seen this afternoon. At this time, all fires are within the control lines, with a lot of interior burning. Air and ground resources are working around all the fires.
Taylor Creek Fire: The fire has backed to the upper end of the Limpy Cr. Well within the control lines, the fire spotted across Shan Cr. Rd. and crews and aircraft are working in coordination to control the spot. Conditions were too smoky to fly retardant today. Air reconnaissance flights are occurring to monitor the spot fire location. The interior unburned areas in drainages are experiencing islands of trees burning and active fire behavior thus producing a lot of smoke, which can be dramatic looking but are well within the interior of the fire. Based on the forecasted weather pattern, this fire behavior pattern is expected to continue.
A Level 3 Evacuation affects all of Shan Cr. Rd., Limpy Cr. Rd. and Rockinghorse Rd. To see the most current evacuation maps, go to the Josephine County website at
There are two OSFM structural task forces that will be in the West Pickett Rd., Limpy Creek Rd. and Shan Creek Rd. areas. They are mobile to go where needed. There is one task force assigned to the Pleasant Creek Rd. area.
Graves Creek Fire: The control lines are holding well and mop-up is under way. There are sill several unburned islands on this fire as well but firefighters are not experiencing control issues at this time.
Pleasant Creek Fire: Control lines are plumbed with fitting and hose and holding. The south end has improved since yesterday. The southwest corner has fire backing to the road.
Earlier today Governor Kate Brown visited the Garner Creek Incident Fire Camp. She received a briefing about the fire from the Incident Commanders followed by a tour of fire camp.
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