Stouts Creek Fire Morning Update – August 7, 2015

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Night crews continued to work on the flare-up of the east flank of the Stouts Creek Fire. The fire actively
burned in this area till 3:00 am. Crews were able to maintain the fire within the constructed hand dug
lines south of the 3220 road and west of the Tiller-Trail Highway.
A structure protection task force, comprised of engines’ protected homes near the community of Drew.
A second task force of engines from structural protection fire districts in Jackson County arrived last
night to provide additional structure protection. Both task forces are working a flex schedule to
maximize protection during the afternoon and evening burning periods. The tasks forces are under the
direction of an Oregon State Fire Marshal incident management team.
Fire activity around the rest of the 20,804-acre Stouts Creek Fire was relatively calm overnight. Mop-up
continued along the north and west flanks. Fire line construction also continued along the lower portion
of the west flank, the south flank and portions of the east flank. Heavy equipment being used includes
bulldozers, excavators and feller-bunchers. The equipment is not only building a wide fire line but is
removing excess trees and brush adjacent to the line. Where the heavy equipment cannot work, due to
steep terrain, fire crews are building fire line by hand.
The fire is 25 percent contained. 1,545 personnel are assigned to the fire suppression effort.
The cost of suppression so far is $10.4 million.
The evacuation levels in the Upper Cow Creek Road area, Milo and Drew remained at Level 2 (Set). A
small area along the Tiller-Trail Highway north of Trail in Jackson County is under a Level 1 (Ready)
evacuation alert.
Smoke will continue to drift from the fire area and will be stronger when burnout operations are taking
place. Most of the smoke will drift in a south/southeast direction from the fire. For updates on smoke
density and public health advisories, see
The Stouts Creek Fire is burning on private timberlands, other tracts of private land, Bureau of Land
Management and Umpqua National Forest lands.
The Stouts Creek Fire is being managed cooperatively by the Oregon Department of Forestry, the
Office of the Oregon State Fire Marshal and the U.S. Forest Service. Wildland fire suppression direction
is coming from the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Incident Management Team 1. Structural fire
protection is being handled by task forces under the command of the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s
Green Team.

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