Skyline Ridge Complex fire 100% contained
Written by Patrick Schneider on August 31, 2021
CANYONVILLE, Ore. – Fire officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association and the Bureau of Land Management have declared the Skyline Ridge Complex 100% contained as of Monday, August 30th. With full containment on the incident being reached, all 19 fires within the complex will be moved to a patrol status. DFPA crews will continue to monitor the fires for the remainder of fire season with both aviation and ground resources, in addition to utilizing fire detection cameras.
Smoke from the interior portions of the Poole Creek Fire may be visible until the fall rains return to the area. This smoke is being produced by smoldering materials and small pockets of previously unburned fuels within the interior portions of the fire. These smokes are being monitored by fire crews but pose little to no threat to containment lines.
The Skyline Ridge Complex consisted of 19 lightning caused fires that originated on August 1st in southern Douglas County. The complex of fires were located in the South Umpqua River and Upper Cow Creek areas, east on Interstate Five. Below are the final fire sizes for each incident.
Total fire size for the Skyline Ridge Complex: 5,760 acres
Poole Creek Fire: 5,291 acres
O’Shea Creek Fire: 200 acres
Ike Butte Fire: 118 acres
Sweat Creek Fire: 67 acres
Turkey Creek Fire: 31 acres
McGinnis Fire: 20 acres
Packard Creek Fire: 19 acres
Spring Fire: 7 acres
Hill Fire: 2 acres
The following fires each burned less than one acre: Headwater Fire, Shively Overlook Fire, Galesville Overlook Fire, Galesville Boat Ramp Fire, Black Hawk Fire, Snow Creek Fire, Russel Creek Fire, Cedar Snow Fire, Cedar Springs Fire, and Upper Starveout Fire.