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Jack Fire Now 25% Contained

4:04 PM · Jul 16, 2021

Fire crews have continued to make good progress on the Jack Fire out east of Glide reaching the 25% containment level. The latest IR overflight imaging puts the fire at 16,667 acres. From this mornings IC information report: Fire information: The Jack Fire is currently estimated at 16,667 acres and is 25% contained. North of Hwy. 138 resources continue to successfully hold the fire within the planned containment lines. Firefighters are working to clear vegetation on the remaining portion on the containment line on the northern perimeter. As mop-up is completed, crews will be shifted to different parts of the fire to help with suppression efforts. South of HWY 138, firefighters aided by air resources have established containment lines along the eastern and western perimeter of the fire. Crews will continue bringing line down and around the southern edge of the fire with the goal of completing line construction within the planned containment area. Resources are using a combination of hand and dozer line supported by water drops and fire suppressant to establish the remaining containment line. Firefighters will burn away vegetation when needed to maintain the line. Structures: Structures continue to be monitored by firefighters from NW Team 9. Aviation: Air assets provide ground resources with water and retardant drops to limit the spread of the fire and to help establish and hold containment lines. Smoke Forecast from NWS Medford "Smoke from the main fires in our areas--Jack in Douglas County and Bootleg in Klamath/Lake Counties-- will be pushed eastward this afternoon. Air quality readings this morning suggest most of the morning smoke is focused from the Cascades eastward this morning, and with the expected eastward motion of smoke today we don`t expect significant smoke impacts west of the Cascades. The places likely to be hit with the biggest smoke impacts today will be in the Cascades from Crater Lake northward and Modoc and Lake Counties east of the Cascades. Vegetation remains extremely dry compared to historical records east of the Cascades, and with similar conditions as yesterday, we expect a lot of smoke generation from the Bootleg wildfire again today. We`ve adjusted temperatures downward by about 5 degrees where we expect the heaviest smoke over the next few days, including Summer Lake and Paisley." Images 1st - last night's IR overflight map of the fire 2nd GOES west satellite view of Oregon this morning 3rd GOES west satellite view of Oregon this morning

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