The Archie Creek Fire burning east of Roseburg in the North Umpqua corridor on state, private and federal land.
Firefighter and public safety is the number one priority. Access to fire areas is limited due to blocked roads. Large tracts of private and federal timber lands continue to be threatened. Electrical transmission lines are damaged or are threatened. Recreation areas and resorts are closed due to the fire.
Firefighters are working in conjunction with local fire departments, industrial landowners and loggers to construct fire lines and provide structure protection. Oregon Department of Transportation (DOT) and fire crews worked to clear fallen trees and large rocks from Hwy 138 East and Rock Creek Road.
The Southern Area Red Team (Incident Commander Dueitt) is managing the fire in unified command with the Umpqua National Forest, Roseburg Bureau of Land Management and the Douglas Forest Protective Association (Incident Commander Keith) and is cooperating with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Search and Rescue, local fire departments and local logging companies.
Douglas County has an evacuation location for displaced wildfire residents, pets and livestock at the Fairgrounds. The Douglas County Fairgrounds also has full RV spaces, electric hookup spaces and dry camping available. Plus, they have stalls and arenas for livestock and farm animals. Contact Ciera Keith at (541) 440-4394 for more information. For information about space availability, contact the Fairground Office at 541-440-4394. For information on shelter for horses and large animals, contact the Douglas County Parks Department at 541-440-6040. For small animals (cats, dogs, birds, etc.), contact Saving Grace at 541-672-3907. For other small animals like pigs, sheep or goats, contact the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has created a page on its website with maps of current evacuation zones. The maps can be found at www.dcso.com/evacuations and are updated as quickly as possible.
Air quality: For information on the latest air quality, visit the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality website at http://www.oregon.gov/deq Closures: Highway 138 East remains closed to non-fire traffic between Milepost 17 and 47. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes and to monitor www.tripcheck.com for updates on the highway closure.
Lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management – lands east of Interstate 5, within the Swiftwater Resource Area are closed.
Umpqua National Forest – the entire Umpqua National Forest is closed until the extreme fire danger is over, except for emergency personnel and persons that have a permit specifically authorizing their presence in the closure areas. These closures are to protect the public from the hazardous conditions on the ground and to decrease the chance of additional human caused fires. Also, chainsaw use on the Forest is prohibited.
Forest Service roads affected by the fire are being cleared by agency and fire personnel. State, county and other local jurisdiction roads remain under the direction of the specific agency.
Land Management Jurisdiction:
Roseburg Bureau of Land Management
State of Oregon
Umpqua National Forest
Date of Origin:
Tuesday September 08th, 2020 approx. 07:37 AM
Steamboat Springs on Hwy 138E to Glide, Oregon
Mike Dueitt, Type 1 Incident Management Team, Southern Area Red Team
Estimated Containment Date:
Wednesday September 30th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Timber (litter & understory): Moderate to heavy levels of down woody fuels and jackpot fuels.
Short Grass with conifer regeneration:
unsheltered open grasslands with planted conifer regeneration 2-6 feet height.
Indirect and direct fire line construction will continue on primary and secondary planned control lines on the
South, and East flanks. Direct dozer line construction will continue on the Southern and Eastern flank where
practical and the topography will allow. Reducing fuels along control lines will continue on the South Flank. Mop
up is initiated where appropriate.
Projected Incident Activity:
Projected Incident Activity, Potential, Movement, Escalation, or Spread and influencing factors during the next operational period and in 12-, 24-, 48- and 72-hour time frames:
12 hours: Continued smoldering and creeping with occasional surface fire. Active fire spread can be expected on
the interior in exposed areas in previously unburned fuels.
24 hours: Continued smoldering and creeping with active surface fire in unburned pockets. Active fire spread can
be expected as fuels continue to dry from the previous rain event. Rain expected late in the day.
48 hours: Minimal fire behavior. Smoldering continues in duff in very sheltered locations and stumps.
72 hours: Minimal fire behavior. Smoldering continues in duff in very sheltered locations and stumps.
Anticipated after 72 hours:Minimal fire behavior. Smoldering continues in duff in very sheltered locations and
Red Cross shelters continues to provide housing in motels in Roseburg for evacuated people. Contributing entities
include Douglas County, Red Cross, Douglas County Emergency Management, and ODF. Approximately 39,900
acres on O&C lands managed by BLM, 64,400 acres on private lands, 39 acres on State lands and 25,900 acres on
USDA Forest Service lands within the fire affected area.
Low clouds dissipated late this morning yielding a brief period of partly
cloudy conditions before high clouds increased around mid-afternoon. This
led to little change in overall conditions for the afternoon as compared to
Monday. Tonight warmer temperatures and lower relative humidity are
expected ahead of a fairly strong cold front moving into the area.
Southwest winds are expected to be breezy to windy Wednesday ahead of a cold front that is likely to bring wetting rain to the area Wednesday
evening through Friday. Rainfall amounts of 0.30" to 0.90" are expected
across the fire area during that time period, with most of it falling
Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. Cooler temperatures and
higher relative humidity are then likely to persist into the weekend before
light to moderate east winds Monday through Wednesday bring lower
relative humidity and a 3 day wave of afternoon heat to the area around
the middle of next week.
Archie Creek Fire Information
Hours: 8am-8pm Daily
Fire Unit Information
Bureau of Land Management
Roseburg Interagency Communication Center
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