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Jack fire 35% contained, Highway 138 open

Courtesy photo | Jack fire operations July 16, 2021.

The Jack fire was more than one-third contained and burned an estimated 16,764 acres on the Umpqua National Forest near Steamboat, east of Glide, on Sunday, according to a daily update provided by Northwest Incident Management Team 9.

The fire started July 5 and has drawn 827 personnel, five aircraft, six dozers and 33 engines. A total of 243 structures are threatened by the fire and six people have been injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

North of Highway 138, crews focused on strengthening and thickening containment lines Sunday. South of the highway, firefighters continued efforts to construct fire lines on the west and southwest sides of the fire perimeter.

Mop-up and patrol activities continued around Dry Creek and the Horseshoe Bend campground. Highway 138 was open Sunday. Up to date road closure information is available at tripcheck.com.

Closure orders for the Umpqua National Forest are listed at fs.usda.gov/umpqua. Current evacuation orders for the Jack fire may be found at dcso.com/evacuations.