FWAC Incident ID
2023 Ridge UNF Fire
Monday, October 2, 2023 1:00 PM PDT
(2 months ago)
Friday, August 25, 2023 12:03 PM PDT
(3 months ago)
24.3 miles S of Oakridge, OR
The Ridge Fire was started by lightning on August 25, 2023 around 7:03 PM. It is burning on the Calapooya Ridge of the Umpqua National Forest, approximately eight miles northeast of Highway 138. A small portion of the fire has burned into the Boulder Creek Wilderness.
Northwest Incident Management Team 6 assumed command of the Chilcoot and Ridge Fires on September 12, 2023 and will now be managing the Brice Creek, Dinner, and Grizzly Fires as Branch I and the Chilcoot and Ridge Fires as Branch II. The team will continue to implement their strategic approach to managing these full-suppression fires with current operational staff, equipment, and aircraft.
Wed, Sep 13, 2023 12:59 PM UTC
Fri, Aug 25, 2023 7:03 PM UTC
Umpqua National Forest - 34mi East of Glide, OR and 36mi west of Chemult, OR
Northwest Incident Management Team 6
Incident Commander Tyson Albrecht
Deputy Incident Commander- Adam Veale
Full suppression wildfire
Estimated Containment Date
Wed, Sep 20, 2023
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Closed Timber Litter
Brush (2 feet)
Fuels consist of timber litter. In mature stands, duff, snags and heavy loading of larger logs and down woody debris exists with areas of shrub and herbaceous fuels. Also, in mature stands, abundant moss and lichen fuels are present. Moss and lichen are also present in older second growth stands, along with duff, needle litter and a moderate loading of 100hr and 1000hr fuels. Scattered shrub layer is also present in these stands. In younger second growth stands, fuels consist of needle litter with scattered jackpots of down woody debris. Moss and lichen fuels are scattered and less abundant in younger stands.
Fire activity continues to be minimal, however, a warming and drying trend is slowly increasing fuel availability in any unburned pockets inside the fire perimeter. Larger diameter fuels continue to consume along with low intensity burning in the duff and stump holes. No perimeter growth observed, creeping and smoldering limited to areas interior to the fire edge.
Direct line, mop-up, patrol.
Projected Incident Activity
12 Hours: Fire behavior is expected to be minimal. Behavior will mostly consist of creeping and smoldering in duff with isolated consumption of jack pots of concentrated heavy dead and downed fuels. No perimeter growth is anticipated.
24 Hours: Seasonable warm and dry weather will continue and allow for interior fuels to continue to consume. Fire behavior will be creeping and smoldering in surface fuels while consuming jack pots of concentrated heavy dead and downed fuels. No perimeter growth is anticipated.
48 Hours: Continued warm and dry weather, fire behavior potential will be limited to areas of available fuels interior to establish control features. No perimeter growth is anticipated.
The Chilcoot/ Ridge Incident Base is providing support to other incidents to include a co-located helibase.
NW Team 6 will assume command of the fire at 2000, September 12, 2023.