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Jack Fire 59% Contained, 21,881 Acres

12:15 AM · Jul 28, 2021

Fire Information: The Jack fire is currently at 21,881 acres with 59 percent containment. The fire is burning in leaf litter, timber understory and brush. Steep, rugged terrain continues to be a challenge for fire operations causing some areas to be inaccessible. North of Hwy 138, firefighters continue to mop up and patrol operations to maintain fire activity within control lines.Crews south of Hwy 138, along the east and west flanks, continue to secure control lines by patrolling and mop up. Preparation work will resume on the 4770 road along the east as a contingency plan. On the south end of the fire, firefighters are treating green fuels with water systems. With cooler weather forecasted over the next few days and as conditions allow, burn operations along the southeast flank will be conducted to remove heavy fuels. Please be aware during burn operations smoke may be visible to the public. Structures: Firefighters remain patrolling the Dry Creek area and Horseshoe Bend Campground. Aviation: On Sunday, aviation resources dropped 82,370 gallons of water on the Jake Fire and spent 17.1 hours in the air. All aircraft, including drones are prohibited from flying over the Jack Wildfire. A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) has been established to protect aircraft that are involved in the firefighting operation. Please do not use drones or any other restricted aircraft listed near the fire as it is a federal crime. Safety: Our goal continues to not only protect the community from wildfire, but to also protect the community and firefighters from infectious diseases such as COVID-19. Mitigation measures are implemented and evaluated to ensure the safety and health of all fire personnel and the community we serve. Our staff will continually be monitored to ensure protection measures are effective and in alignment with the primary objectives of protection from wildfire. Safety on Hwy 138: At this time, Hwy 138 remains open. Be aware there are possible speed limit changes and increased traffic due to fire personnel. Please follow the posted speed limit for your safety and the safety of firefighters. Closures: Closure orders remain in effect for the Umpqua National Forest. The full closure order and map can be viewed at www.fs.usda.gov/umpqua and on the Jack Fire Facebook page. Evacuations: Douglas County Sheriff's Office has made no changes to the current evacuation levels. A current evacuation map can be found at www.dcso.com/evacuations Weather: Temperatures today will be the coolest of the week with a greater chance of precipitation. Light showers may be observed with possible thunderstorms. Maximum temperatures are expected in the mid 80s with minimum relative humidity at 38 percent. Afternoon winds will be out of the west northwest ranging from 6 to 8 mph with gusts up to 15 mph.

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