Sunday, July 22, 2018

Garner Complex Update 07/22/18 AM

#GarnerComplex AM #Update
Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 8:00 A.M.
Oregon Department of Forestry IMT 2
Chris Cline, Incident Commander

Information Center: 541-474-5305 (8 AM—9 PM)
Media Information Line: 541-660-7634
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5935/ email: garnercomplexinformation@gmail.com

QUICK FACTS
Size: 7,949 acres
Change in last 24 hours: +1,567 acres
Containment: 10%
Start Date/Time: 7/15/2018 9:00a.m.
Expected Containment Date: 8/7/18
Location: Josephine County
Cause: Lightning
Est. Cost: $6.3 Million
Personnel: 1834

Assigned Resources
Hand Crews: 59
Engines: 52
Dozers: 14
Water Tenders: 26
Assigned Aircraft: 30
Structure Task Forces: 6

Structures Threatened: 393
Structures Damaged: 0
Structures Destroyed: 0
Evacuations: Levels 2 and 3
Closures: Road Closure at intersection of West Pickett and Pickett.
Road closure at Pickett Cr. Rd and Riverbanks Rd, except
for residents.
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Last night crews continued to tighten and secure control lines. They continue to evaluate where to place containment lines around the Grave Creek and Taylor Creek fires.
The Grave Creek fire continued to spread towards the Pleasant Creek Rd. The State Fire Marshall’s Team was in place working to triage and surface prep around houses to support the wildland firefighters. Overnight the Taylor Creek Fire continued to spread as crews work to tighten direct fire lines when possible and work on contingency lines. The fire has spread on the south side onto Forest Service ground. Overnight the State Fire Marshall’s had three Task Forces in place working to assess and surface prep near homes.
The three Spencer Creek Fires, King Mountain Fire, and Swamp Creek Fire have been lined, plumbed and are in mop-up. The Pleasant Creek Fire and Ditch Cr. Fire are still having control lines secured by hand and equipment. Today there will be 30 aircraft working on the fires including three airtankers. The
aircraft time follows strict federal aviation laws regarding the amount they can fly everyday. Equipment either for fire camp such as tables and chairs or fire line equipment necessary
for fighting fires on order from the Incident Management Team is in short supply due to all of the fires in the region. We continue to place orders with Redmond Cache, who have to prioritize for all regional fires to fill orders.

DEFINITIONS: Control lines: A term used for all constructed or natural fire barriers used to control a fire.
Containment: When firefighters or other resources stop the
forward progress of a fire with secured control lines.

CURRENT EVACUATION ORDERS:
Level 2 Limpy Cr. Rd, Level 1 for Riverbanks Rd.,
Dutcher Creek Rd. and all secondary roads and streets from Limpy Cr to Pickett Cr.
Pleasant Creek Rd: Levels 2 and 3.
Grave Cr. Rd is Level 3 north of intersection with Ditch Cr. Rd. Pickett Cr. Rd and all cross roads are Level 2
West Picket Cr. Rd. is Level 3.

A Red Cross Shelter is set up at the Grants Pass High School at 830 NE 9th Street in Grants Pass. 541-474-5710.

(Photo: Sunset on the Taylor Creek Fire)