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Skyline Ridge Complex Now Burning 225 Acres East of Canyonville

7:00 PM · Aug 3, 2021

Fire activity increased on several incidents within the Skyline Ridge Complex Monday evening which resulted in active fire behavior well into the night. As of Tuesday morning, the combined size of the fires within the complex is estimated to be about 225 acres, with the majority of the burned area coming from the O’Shea Creek Fire, the Poole Creek Fire, and the Ike Butte Fire. Today, 115 firefighters and four helicopters will be engaged on the various fires within the complex with the objective of fully extinguish several small fires in addition to engaging on the larger incidents. Aviation and ground resources will also be on the lookout for additional fires from Sunday evenings lightning event. Tuesday is also a day of transition for the Skyline Ridge Complex as an Incident Management Team from the Oregon Department of Forestry was ordered Monday morning by the Douglas Forest Protective Association to assist with suppression efforts. ODF Incident Management Team 1 arrived in Douglas County Monday evening and received an in briefing from the district. Members from the Incident Command Team are integrated into today’s operations and will assume command of the complex at 6:00 PM Tuesday evening. Evacuation notices were upgraded this morning due to the Wildcat Fire in the area: Via Incident Command