wildfire 2017

UPDATE: WEDNESDAY, AUG. 16 ... Fire crews, aided by continued mild weather, are making slow progress on the High Cascades Complex fires near Crater Lake.


During the week of August 9th, lightning started dozens of fires across the northern Umpqua NationalForest along both sides of State Route 138 east of Roseburg in Douglas County, Oregon. The fires, known collectively as the Umpqua North Complex -- total about 1,410 acres and are at 0 percent containment.


FINAL UPDATE: TUESDAY, AUG. 15 ...  Fire officials have declared the Flounce Fire near Prospect,  OR, to be 90 percent contained. Final measurement of the fire sizes it at 587 acres; firefighters were finally able to safely walk the perimeter yesterday and complete the mapping and measuring of the fire. All evacuations have been lifted. 

CalFire, via Google Maps

High temperatures, dry conditions and possible lightning storms are setting the stage for a potential spike in wildfire activity in parts of southern Oregon and northern California this week, according to the National Weather Service.