Miles Fire


ACTIVE

Incident #: UPF-246
Fire Start: 4 months ago
Location: 8.9 miles SE of Tiller, OR
Acres: 54,334
Agency: Roseburg Interagency Communication Center (OR-RICC)

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

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...

Contact

Incident Contact
Cheryl Caplan
Email: ccaplan@fs.fed.us
Phone: 541-947-3270
Hours: M-F, 8-4:30
Fire Unit Information
Umpqua National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2900 Northwest Stewart Parkway
Roseburg, OR 97471

Basic Information

Coordinates
42.826 latitude, -122.807 longitude