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Jack Fire Reaches 18,993 Acres, 55% Containment

6:00 PM · Jul 20, 2021

The Jack Fire burning in the Umpqua Forest is now 55% contained and has burned 18,993 acres. If you missed it yesterday, Elijah put together a short video of the Jack Fire burn area along Highway 138: Here is the fire update for Tuesday, July 20. SAFETY on Hwy 138: Firefighter safety and community safety are the Team’s number one priority. Please be aware of increased fire traffic and follow posted speed limits along Highway 138. Fire information: The Jack Fire is currently estimated at 18,993 acres and is 55% contained. North of Hwy. 138, firefighters continue mop-up, securing and deepening primary line. Fallers are removing snags and at-risk trees to make roads safe to travel and crews continue to monitor fire behavior along North Umpqua River. South of Hwy 138, crews continue mop-up and brushing operations. Heavy equipment crews will prepare line, creating potential control lines along shaded fuel breaks. A shaded fuel break involves removal of shrubs and smaller ladder fuels from under larger trees. Firefighters plan to continue burning vegetation to achieve depth along control lines to secure line on the south and southwest flanks. On the southeast and east flank, crews will utilize heavy equipment and fallers to clear and brush out roads used as control lines. Crews will continue to scout for alternative line locations to tie fire to Calf Creek. Structures: Hose layout was pulled from around structures in Dry Creek area and crews continue to mop- up and patrol around structures in Dry Creek area and around Horseshoe Bend Campground. Aviation: Air support today includes two Heavy Type 1 helicopters with buckets and one Heavy Type 1 helicopter with a tank along with one light Type 3 helicopter. 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. Closures: For your safety and the safety of others, the Umpqua National Forest closure orders remain in effect. The full closure order and map can be viewed on at and on the Jack Fire Facebook page. Team Transition: The NW 9 Incident Management Team will be working side-by-side with NW 10 Team today to ensure a smooth transfer of command. NW 10 takes the lead on the Jack Fire on Wednesday, July 21.