Jack fire 10% contained
The Jack fire burned 10,937 acres on the Umpqua National Forest as of Sunday afternoon. The fire is 10% contained.
Firefighting crews completed handling and mop up 20 feet inside the northern perimeter of the fire, according to Northwest Incident Management Team 9’s Sunday update.
Resources on the fire Saturday included 781 personnel, five helicopters, five dozers and 44 engines. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Crews maintained, secured and mopped up fire area toward the eastern perimeter while other resources secured the line along Highway 138 and the North Umpqua River Sunday. The most active fire area is south of the river.
“Crews working on all sections of the fire face steep terrain and poison oak related difficulties,” according to the update.
Structure protection crews and the Douglas Forest Protective Association focused on creating defensible space on private property in the Dry Creek area. Task forces scouted for fire prevention groundwork Sunday east along Highway 138.
No structures have been lost in this fire since it began July 5. A total of 243 structures were considered threatened Sunday. Eight people have been injured.
Up to date evacuation information is available through the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at dcso.com/evacuations.
Highway 138 east from Steamboat Creek to mile marker 55 is closed. A soft closure checkpoint is open at Lemolo Lake junction to allow access to the lake.
A closure map is available at go.usa.gov/xGJSE.