Jack Fire near Steamboat grows to 4,224 acres, 138E closed for the weekend
Written by Patrick Schneider on July 8, 2021
Steamboat, Ore. – The Jack Fire, that ignited late Monday afternoon has nearly doubled in size since Wednesday. The fire is 4,224 acres with 0% containment.
The fire is burning in grass and timber east of Glide. Fire crews are creating containment lines and defensible space while scouting for contingent containment lines. Engines and aircraft are watching for spotting and are ready to respond. Douglas Forest Protective Association has two dozers and personnel in the Dry Creek area working to protect the private lands. Numerous resources are coming in today and will be assigned. The fire spotted across the Umpqua River on July 7 into the 2002 Apple Fire scar.
Structures: At Dry Creek, assessment and building defensible space around structures where feasible is being done in coordination with the Oregon State Fire Marshal crews.
Aviation: Three Type 1 helicopters and a Type 3 helicopters are being utilized as weather allows.
Evacuations: Fire fighter and public safety is a concern and access to fire areas is limited at this time. A Level 3 evacuation GO order is still in effect for all recreation areas, homes and businesses located between mile marker 43 east to Eagle Rock Campground. Please visit Douglas County Sheriff’s Office interactive evacuation map: www.dcso.com/evacuations
Closures: State highway 138 from Steamboat Creek to mile post 55 is closed to vehicle traffic. Oregon Department of Transportation has set an eastside ‘soft closure’ checkpoint at Lemolo Lake junction to allow for local access into nearby recreation areas, including Lemolo Lake. Use https://
tripcheck.com/ for road conditions updates. The Umpqua National Forest closures can be found on InciWeb along with additional information on the Jack Fire.
The Office of Oregon State Fire Marshal’s (OSFM) Blue Incident Management Team and Northwest Team 9 are in unified command of the Jack Fire.
Jack Fire Facebook: https://fb.me/JackFire2021