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Pool Creek Fire Grows to 2,350 Acres

5:10 PM · Aug 9, 2021

Of the 19 fires comprising the Complex, 18 did not grow over the past couple of days, boosting overall containment to 14%. Objectives today continue with mop-up, patrol and reinforcing control line on all fires while directing more resources to contain the 2,350-acre Poole Creek Fire. Roughly six miles southeast of the community of Days Creek, the Poole Creek Fire is a top priority for firefighters. Additional crews are helping to strengthen containment lines. Helicopters are dropping water and retardant to slow the fire’s growth. Burn-out operations continue today, which will strengthen and deepen containment lines. This will allow firefighters to safely engage the fire while protecting houses and outbuildings on the south bank of the South Umpqua River. Local residents can expect to see more fire traffic and smoke from burn-out operations. Air operations personnel have set up a mobile retardant base. The retardant base will help facilitate quick retardant drops to reinforce control lines in front of the burnout operations. As a precaution, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office has issued a Green or Level 1 “Be Ready” evacuation advisory for residences in the area north of Poole Creek Fire. This includes an area south of the South Umpqua River along Tiller Trail Highway including all addresses on Ferguson Lane and Moore Ranch Road. www.dcso.com/evacuations. ODF Team 1 hosted a virtual community meeting on Facebook Live yesterday evening. For more information on the fires, you can watch the recorded event at: https://www.facebook.com/skylineridgecomplex/videos/197339652288528 Here is the latest fire boundary and informational maps for the Skyline Ridge Complex for Monday August 9th.

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