STANDSTILL: Favorable weather and round-the-clock work by hundreds of men and women in sooty Nomex outfits have stopped the Oregon Gulch fire in its tracks. The fire crews have cut a line around the entire 36,000 or so acre blaze and are moving in to attack hot spots. The state fire marshall is sending home the structure crews that were called up to save home and ranches. The governor stopped by.
You can never call a fire dead until the rains come but it looks like we have the upper hand on this one. Let's hope tttttttttttthats all folks.
Today's report from fire information officer Angie Johnson:
August 6, 2014, 12:00 p.m.
Governor John Kitzhaber visited the Oregon Gulch fire camp today and extended his appreciation for the efforts in extinguishing the Beaver Complex fires. The Governor encourages all Oregonians to be vigilant in preventing wildfires during this exceptionally active fire season.
Current Situation: Oregon Gulch Fire
The fire is now 100% lined and is 35% contained. Crews will be working today to continue to strengthen fire lines and mop up hot spots.
All structural task forces assigned to the fire have been released. The Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Incident Management Blue Team will be demobilizing tomorrow.
Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 35%
Size: 36,568 acres (9,464 acres in California)
Start Date: 7/30/14
Oregon wildland resources assigned to the complex include: 7 Type 1 crews, 54 Type 2 hand crews, 82 engines, 20 dozers, 28 water tenders, and overhead personnel.
California resources include: 9 dozers, 10 engines, and 4 crews.
Air resources: 12 helicopters.
Total personnel: 1720
Places to get information:
Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
Jackson County Sheriff’s Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff Inciweb - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - http://www.readyforwildfire.org/