STOUTS CREEK FIRE UPDATE – O8-24-15

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry – Posted on FlashAlert: August 24th, 2015 1:28 PM
Stouts Creek Fire
Daily Update August 24, 2015
http://tinyurl.com/StoutsFire8-24-Update

Fire operations managers have secured the fire and are confident the firelines will hold. The threat to structures has decreased to the point that as of 7 a.m. today, all evacuation levels have been reduced to a Level 1 (Ready). Local residents should be aware of the danger that still exists in their area, monitor emergency services, websites and local media outlets for information.

The Stouts Creek Fire has blackened 26,367 acres and is 86 percent contained. Crews continue to secure and strengthen the fire line by extinguishing hot spots and falling danger trees.

The Stouts Creek Fire has been managed under unified command by Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2 Incident Commander Chris Cline and Forest Service Incident Commander Mike Wilde, since August 13. In an-coming Type 3 Team from Florida Forest Service (Work) will arrive today at ICP for an in-brief and shadow. The new team will assume command tomorrow at 6 p.m.

There are 610 personnel assigned to the fire with 10 crews, 12 engines, 11 water tenders, 5 bulldozers and five helicopters. To date, the Stout Creek Fire has cost $34.7 million. The Incident Management Team is protecting lands that are about 46 percent on state-protected lands, which include BLM and private lands and 54 percent on the Umpqua National Forest.

FIRE AT A GLANCE
26,367 acres
?–? 86% contained
?–? 158 residences threatened
?–? Personnel: 610
?–? Helicopters: 5
?–? Hand crews: 10
?–? Engines: 12
?–? Dozers: 5
?–? Water Tenders: 11
Contact Info:
Rod Nichols
503-945-7425
rod.l.Nichols@Oregon.gov