The Tyee Ridge Complex is 10 Miles West of Sutherlin in NW Douglas County, Oregon; it involves 10 wildfires. The management of this incident is the Oregon Department of Forestry Team 1.
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Medium Logging Slash
Closed Timber Litter
There is a heavy dead and downed component in the fire area from winter damage from a few years ago. There is also commercial timber stands, reprod and harvested units in the fire area.
Narrative: Warming temperatures, a few morning clouds that will clear out by noon and lowering humidity allowed for continued fire activity. There are areas of smoldering, creeping and occasional short-lived flare-ups. Stump holes and down large wood continued to produce smoke and limited flames. Some small interior areas of unburned fuels continue to consume.
12 hours: As the cloud cover burns off in the afternoon humidity will decrease to around 50
24 hours: As the marine influence gradually recedes, resulting in clearing skies with daytime temperatures increasing slightly as the humidity drops allowing for continued fire activity. Overnight there is a potential for a thermal belt to develop and allow some fire activity to continue in the affected areas. The heavier fuels and burning stump holes will continue to produce smoke until consumed or extinguished resulting in areas of smoldering and creeping. During the peak burn period there may be some active backing and flanking in interior green islands or dirty burn areas, particularly those areas exposed to the sun.
48 hours: Developing moderate high pressure increasing warmer temperatures and lower humidity. This will allow for hot dry conditions increasing the availability of fuels and fire activity. The heavier fuels and burning stump holes will continue to produce smoke until consumed or extinguished. There could be areas of smoldering and creeping. During the peak burn period there may be some active backing and flanking in interior green islands or dirty burn areas.
72 hours: The high pressure will provide warmer temperatures and lower humidity.
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