Terrain Satellite
South Obenchain
FIRE
32,671
acres
4.4 mi
NW of Lake Creek, OR
96%
contained
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
34 mins, 45 secs ago
Incident #:
2020-NWCG-7185
Fire Start:
Monday, September 7, 2020 6:59 PM PDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the South Obenchain Fire

The South Obenchain Fire is burning in Jackson County. The fire was reported September 8, 2020 at 1:59 pm.  The fire cause remains under investigation.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Under Investigation
Date of Origin:
Tuesday September 08th, 2020 approx. 01:59 AM
Location:
5 miles east of Eagle Point, Oregon
Incident Commander:
Kiefer
Coordinates:
42.467, -122.683

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
392
Size (Acres):
32,671
Containment:
96%
Estimated Containment Date:
Wednesday September 30th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Brush (2 feet)
Medium Logging Slash
Significant Events:
interior smoldering

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Hold, secure and mop-up existing lines. Continue suppression repair.
Projected Incident Activity:
12 hour: Expect continued moderate to poor recoveries on area ridges and dry daytime humidities along with very warm temperatures across the area into next weekend.
24 hour: Expect continued moderate to poor recoveries on area ridges and dry daytime humidities along with very warm temperatures across the area into next weekend.
48 hour: Expect continued moderate to poor recoveries on area ridges and dry daytime humidities along with very warm temperatures across the area into next weekend.
+72 hour: Expect continued moderate to poor recoveries on area ridges and dry daytime humidities along with very warm temperatures across the area into next weekend.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Expect continued moderate to poor recoveries on area ridges and dry daytime humidities along with very warm temperatures across the area into next week. Temperatures and humidities will vary slightly and gradually moderate by the end of the week. There are no precipitation chances through the weekend.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Jackson County Emergency Management Office
Email: SouthObenchainFire@gmail.com
Phone: (541) 776-7338
Fire Unit Information
Medford District
Bureau of Land Management
Oregon
OR