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Oregon Wildfires Threaten Hundreds of Homes

Posted by feww on July 30, 2013

105 Homes evacuated, another 300 threatened by lightning-sparked wildfires

Some 1,024 fire crews are battling the The Douglas Complex Fire, which has consumed more than 21,000 acres and is only 2 percent contained.

The Douglas Complex started Friday morning, July 26, 2013, after 54 fires were ignited by lightning.

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The Douglas Complex. Credit: Marvin Vetter, ODF

Evacuation Update Correction [Inciweb]

Updated information from Josephine County regarding the evacuations put in place:

Evacuations

  • Graves Creek bridge to Lower Graves Creek Road/Lower Wolf Creek Road.
  • Lower Wolf Creek Road to Water Tank Drainage on Lower Wolf Creek Road.

Road Closures

  • Roads Closed at Graves Creek Bridge, water tank drainage as well as Lower Wolf Creek Road from the town of Wolf Creek to the Water Tank drainage.

Additional Homes Evacuated in Josephine County

Josephine County Sheriff issued a road closure order this afternoon due to fire activity in the area. Lower Wolf Creek Road is closed from the town of Wolf Creek to Leland Road. Lower Graves Creek Road is closed from Leland Road to the Rogue River. Josephine County Sheriff’s Office also issued an evacuation order for all residences on Lower Graves Creek Road from the Graves Creek Bridge to Leland Road, Lower Wolf Creek Road, and from Lower Graves Creek to Water Tank Gulch. This new evacuation order affects an estimated 30 residences.

Evacuation orders are still in effect for:

  • McCullough Creek Road, Reuben Road, and Mt. Reuben Road in Douglas County, and Poorman Creek Road in Josephine County.
  • Citizens can evacuate to Glendale Elementary School or Josephine County Fairgrounds:

Fire Statistics

  • Location: 7 miles north of Glendale, OR
  • Percent Contained: 2%
  • Complex Size: 21,000 acres
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Start Date: 7/26/13Total
  • Personnel: 1024
  • Growth Potential: Extreme
  • Terrain Difficulty: Extreme

Other Evacuation News

Montana

Moose Meadow fire was sparked by lightning on July 25, 2013 and has exploded to more than 2,500 acres, prompting evacuation orders for dozens of residences in the Moose Lake and Kaiser Lake areas.

The blaze is currently 5% contained, with full containment expected Sunday September 1, 2013 .

  • Incident: Wildland fire, lightning-caused, reported on July 25, 2013
  • Location: 18 miles southeast of Philipsburg, MT and 15 miles west of Georgetown Lake, MT
  • No of fire crews deployed: 480 personnel

Moose Meadow Smoke Sunset Over PhilipsburgMoose Meadow Fire – Smoke Sunset Over Philipsburg. Source: Beaverhead – Deerlodge National Forest U.S. Forest Service

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