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Skyline Ridge Complex East of Canyonville Now Contains 24 Fires

4:59 PM · Aug 4, 2021

A more precise picture is emerging of the fires in the Skyline Ridge Complex burning 5 miles east of Canyonville. According to IR flight data, the four largest fires in the Skyline Ridge Complex now have heat perimeters that total over 1,000 acres. The top heat four perimeters totaled 670, 207, 123, and 117 acres. Here is the morning report from Incident Command "Crews on the Skyline Ridge Complex made steady progress on numerous small fires within the complex and are actively engaging the complex’s larger fires. The complex now contains 24 fires including four large fires—Poole Creek., O’Shea Creek., Ike Butte, and Sweat Creek. Overnight, firefighters on night shift held many of the small fires in the complex within their footprints. These fires will need additional work to strengthen control lines and mop up remaining hot spots. Fire managers are developing plans suppress the largest fire in the complex, Poole Creek, with heavy equipment, crews and additional overhead. The Poole Creek Fire—estimated at several hundred acres and burning in steep, heavy timber—has emerged as high priority for the fire team. Today’s weather forecast calls for hot, dry conditions with unstable air. The National Weather Service has declared a Red Flag Warning for this afternoon and evening. The fire’s Fire Behavior Analyst noted that the weather is going to drive increased fire behavior throughout the day. “Today is going to be a fire day. Fuels are critically dry and we have unstable weather conditions. Crews should expect active fire behavior all day, including spotting (embers aloft) up to one-quarter a mile,” said Brian Reel, Fire Behavior Analyst with ODF Incident Management Team 1." Here is today's smoke forecast for Douglas County: https://www.roseburgtracker.com/posts/610aaad476429600043163a5 As a reminder, check https://www.roseburgtracker.com/ for all the latest posts and fire updates throughout the day for all the area fires. Assigned Resources for Skyline Ridge Complex Personnel - 314 Hand Crews - 7 Engines - 24 Dozers - 4 Water Tenders - 7 Other Heavy - 2 Assigned Aircraft - 10 Structures Threatened - 65

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