Taylor Creek Fire


CONTAINED

Incident #: MED-395
Fire Start: 4 months ago
Location: 7.1 miles W of Merlin, OR
Acres: 52,839
Agency: Rogue Valley Interagency Communication Center (OR-RVC)
Dispatch Notes: Contain: 10/11/18 0100

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 1 month ago — The Taylor Creek and Klondike Fires are burning in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. Both fires were started by lightning on July 15. The Taylor Creek Fire is being managed by a Type 3 Incident Management Team led by Monty Edwards out of the Forest Service‚Äôs Wild Rivers Ranger Station in Cave Junction, and along with the East Zone of the Klondike Fire. Taylor Creek Fire is estimated 52,839 acres and is currently 95 percent contained. Work is approximately 50% complete to repair contingency and alternate lines that were constructed during the suppression phase. Repair activities include repairing culverts, grading heavily used roads, removing dozer berms and constructing water bars on steep slopes. Trees that pose an imminent or likely risk of falling onto roads are being felled and decked for later removal. The recovery of timber that was damaged during suppression efforts is also ongoing.Bear Camp Road (23 road) is now open. Anyone who travels the road is asked to use...

Contact

Incident Contact
Taylor Creek Fire Information
Email: taylorcreekfire2018@gmail.com
Phone: 541-474-5305
Hours: 7 AM to 8 PM Daily
Fire Unit Information
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd.
Medford, OR 97504

Basic Information

Cause
Lightning
Date of Origin
Sunday July 15th, 2018 approx. 02:00 PM
Location
10 miles west of Grants Pass
Incident Commander
OR-RSF T3 Team Davenport IC
Incident Description
Wildfire

Current Situation

Total Personnel
5
Size
52,839 Acres
% Contained
95%
Estimated Containment Date
Sunday October 21st, 2018 approx. 12:00 PM
Fuels Involved
Timber (Grass and Understory), Brush (2 feet) and Timber (Litter and Understory). Dry fuels (both live and dead) are present across the fire area. Roots of live and dead trees are burning out and falling, creating hazards for firefighters and repair personnel
Significant Events
Minimal, Smoldering
No significant fire behavior on the Taylor fire during this reporting period

Outlook

Planned Actions
Continue to mop-up as necessary. Assess repair needs along the west flank of the fire. Suppression repair will be on-going on roads and dozer lines throughout the fire area.
Projected Incident Activity
12 hours: Minimal fire spread expected. Any growth that does occur will be to the southwest towards the Chetco Bar fire historical perimeter. Repair plan is being implemented across many divisions.

24 hours: Minimal fire spread expected. Any growth that does occur will be to the southwest towards the Chetco Bar fire historical perimeter. Repair plan is being implemented across many divisions.

48 hours: Minimal fire spread expected. Any growth that does occur will be to the southwest towards the Chetco Bar fire historical perimeter. Repair plan is being implemented across many divisions.

72 hours: Minimal fire spread expected. Any growth that does occur will be to the southwest towards the Chetco Bar fire historical perimeter. Repair plan is being implemented across many divisions.
Anticipated after 72 hours: Minimal fire spread expected. Any growth that does occur will be to the southwest towards the Chetco Bar fire historical perimeter. Repair plan is being implemented across many divisions.
Remarks
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