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Incident #: UPF-246 Fire Start: 6 months ago Location: 8.9 miles SE of Tiller, OR Acres: 16,679.5 Agency: Roseburg Interagency Communication Center (OR-RICC) Dispatch Notes: Contain: 10/28/18 0900 control: 10/28/18 0930 out: 10/28/18 1000
Fire Growth Potential
Updated: 2 days ago — A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team working on the Umpqua and Rogue River- Siskiyou National Forests has completed their assessment of the South Umpqua Complex fires, including the Miles, Columbus, and Snowshoe fires. Part of the assessment includes a map showing “soil burn severity” to the wildfires to help land managers determine the potential risks of floods, soil erosion, and debris flows. A team of soil scientists, hydrologists, engineers and others use this map to pinpoint treatments to reduce risks to critical Forest Service infrastructure, safety of the public, and natural and cultural resources. The soil burn severity mapping indicates that the majority of the acres burned in the South Umpqua Complex Fires burned at low soil burn severity. Of the 53,936 acres burned at the time of the assessment, only 2 percent is estimated as being high severity; 22 percent is considered moderate; 72 percent low, and 4 percent is very low or unburned. Now that the assessment...