The Middle Fork Complex is being managed by a local Type 3 Incident Management Team.
Evacuations: All vacuation levels have been dropped in the Oakridge and Westfir area by Lane County. For current evacuation information and an interactive map of evacuation areas, visit: www.lanecounty.org.
Closures: Some National Forest System lands near the Middle Fork Complex fires are temporarily closed to provide for public safety. Please be sure to check current conditions before planning your trip to the Willamette National Forest. For more information on Pacific Northwest closures, visit tinyurl.com/4j3fxy8y.
Management of the Kwis, Knoll, Packard, Windfall, Symbol Rock, Devil's Canyon, Larison Cove, Way, Warble, and Journey Fires, has been transferred back to the Willamette National Forest.
ADDITIONAL FIRE INFORMATION:
Fire Information: (541) 782-5215
Date of Origin:
Thursday, July 29, 2021 2:00 PM PDT
9 miles N of Oakridge, OR
James Hunt IC, Type 3 Team
12 Fires on Middle Fork Ranger District
Estimated Containment Date:
Friday, October 15, 2021 12:00 AM PDT
Timber (Grass and Understory) Timber (Litter and Understory) Light Logging Slash
Mature conifer stands with abundant brush, small trees and dead/down logs comprise a majority of the fire environment. Mixed managed stands of differing age class populate the landscape. Mature stands will burn readily with torching and spotting when RH is below 35%. When present, light winds facilitate spread, primarily through torching/spotting.
Minimal Smoldering, creeping
Resources are currently working on water-barring the fires lines created by bulldozers as well as removing and piling slash ditches and roadways to ensure water from recent rain can flow off landscape. Resources continue to consolidate fuels created during line construction. Due to attrition, more EMTPs and Safety Officers are needed to provide an adequately staffed, safe work environment for line resources,
Projected Incident Activity:
12 hours: Minimal fire behavior 24 hours: Minimal fire behavior 48 hours: Expecting precipitation to occur over the fire. 72 hours: Minimal fire behavior. Expecting precipitation. Anticipated after 72 hours:
The acreage listed in block 7, is for the entire complex which includes 12 fires. The acreage for the two main fires, Gales and Kwis is 30,841 acres.
Transition to a type 3 organization has occured on Friday September 24th. 0700.
Block 45: Total cost for complex is listed in the Gales Incident. Acreage for Gales, Ninemile and Elephant Rock are reported on Gales.
Block 9: Devils Canyon, Journey, Larison Cove, Packard, Symbol Rock, Warble, Way, and Windfall are within the complex but had been transferred back to the local unit as of August 6.
Kwis Fire was transferred back to local units on 09/09/2021.
Preparing for expected rain in the near future.
Public Information Email: email@example.com Phone: 541-782-5215 Hours: 8am-4:30pm
Fire Unit Information
Willamette National Forest U.S. Forest Service Oregon Springfield, OR 97477