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 (I.C. Dueitt) is managing the fire in coordination with the Umpqua National Forest, Roseburg Bureau of Land Management, the Douglas Forest Protective Association , 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. 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.
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) – 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 (grass and understory)
brush (2 feet)
timber (litter and understory)
Moderate to heavy levels of down woody fuels and jackpots. Grasslands to the East of the fire.
Indirect and direct fire line construction will continue on primary and secondary planned control lines on North, South, and East flanks. Direct dozer line construction will continue on the Southern and Eastern flank where practical and topography will allow. Reducing fuels with fire along control lines will continue on the South Flank. The East Flank will continue with indirect line preparation for possible strategic burnout operations if
necessary and will continue to improve existing roads to go direct as much as possible.
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: Fire behavior diminished due to increased relative humidity and widespread precipitation over the fire area.
24 hours: Continued smoldering and creeping. Increased solar radiation will begin to dry exposed fine fuels out. Active fire spread can be expected in grass shrub exposed regeneration areas.
48 hours: Continued smoldering and creeping with occasional surface fire. Active fire spread can be expected in exposed areas.
72 hours: Continued smoldering and creeping with surface fire. Active fire spread can be expected to increase as fuels continue to dry from the previous rain event.
Anticipated after 72 hours: Continued smoldering and creeping with surface fire. Active fire spread can be expected to increase as fuels continue to dry from the previous rain event.
Red Cross shelters continue to provide housing in Roseburg for evacuated people. Contributing entities include Douglas County, Red Cross, Douglas County Emergency Management, 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.
2 day storm total rainfall for the Archie Creek Fire was 0.40" to 0.90" based on observations along and very near the fire line. High relative humidity and mostly cloudy skies are expected to clear Saturday night. Fog, which could mix with smoke and become very dense superfog, is expected to form in the valleys below 3,200 ft MSL overnight into Sunday morning. Temperatures are expected to warm 10 degrees Sunday afternoon under mostly sunny skies. Monday afternoon into Tuesday a weak front is expected to move through causing temperatures to fall some and humidity to moderate. Warmer weather and gusty southwest winds are likely Wednesday ahead of a series of fronts that are likely to bring another round of wetting rainfall Wednesday night into the next weekend.
Archie Creek Fire Information
Hours: 8am-8pm Daily
Fire Unit Information
Bureau of Land Management