Monday, July 16, 2018

Wagner Creek and Garner Complex Update 7/16/18

WAGNER CREEK & GARNER COMPLEX UPDATE
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QUICK FACTS
Incident Start Date: 7/15/2018
Incident Start Time: Approx. 9:00 a.m.
Incident Type: Wildfire
Cause: Lightning
Incident Location: Jackson & Josephine counties
Land Threat: Private, BLM
Command Agency: ODF
Complex Size: 275 acres
Containment: 30%
Expected Full Containment:
Civilian Injuries: 0
Firefighter Injuries: 0
Lightning Strikes: Approx. 1,000 across the District
Confirmed Wildfires: 55
Structures Threatened: 20+
Structures Destroyed: 0
Structures Damaged: 0

CURRENT SITUATION
Situation Summary:
Date: 7/16/2018 Time: 10:00 a.m.

Garner Complex in Josephine County

Swamp Creek: 16 miles north of Rogue River. Estimated at 3 acres. Ground and aerial resources are enagaged. No structures threatened.

Little Grayback: 8 miles east of Cave Junction. Estimated at 2 acres. Several ground resources engaged, securing the perimeter. Smoke will be present. No structures threatened.

Spencer Creek #3: Highly visible from Grants Pass - Illinois Valley, 12 miles south of Grants Pass. Estimated at
10 acres. Ground and aerial resources are engaged. No structures threatened.

Wagner Creek Complex in Jackson County

Green Top Mountain: 5 miles northeast of Eagle Point. Estimated at 125 acres. Roughly 90% of the perimeter control line is complete, 5% contained. There was a roughly 4 acre spot fire this morning that has already been knocked down and brought back into the main body of the fire. Ground and aerial resources
are engaged. No structures are threatened.

Sterling Creek: 7 miles south of Jacksonville. Estimated at 100 acres. Roughly 55% of the perimeter control line is complete. Ground and aerial resources engaged. Level 3 "Go!" evacuations are in place impacting the even number addresses only off the 7400-9400 blocks of Sterling Creek Road. Rogue Valley structural units
are working on home protection and defense.

Wagner Creek Area: Highly visible off I-5. Please contact U.S. Forest Service, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest for additional details as it is burning on federal land; ODF is not engaged.

Trail Creek & Elk Creek Drainage: Multiple fires are burning in the area surrounding Cleveland Ridge, Elk Creek, and the Trail Creek area which is roughly 5.5 miles north to northwest of Shady Cove. The largest fire in this area is estimated at 10 acres. Ground and aerial resources are engaged. No structures are threatened.

There are several other fires in Jackson and Josephine Counties that we are working diligently to knock down and contain. Our air attack platform will be performing reconnaissance flights the entire day. Please know that all other ODF fires are an acre or less at this time, and are posing no threat to our communities.