Mop-up operations on the #FielderCreekFire, located northwest of Rogue River on the 900-block of Fielder Creek Road, continued overnight; firefighters were able to reach 75 feet into the perimeter around the entire fire, meeting, and in some areas exceeding, their goal. Fire lines are continuing to hold strong, and the fire remains 32 acres, affecting private and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land.
Four crews, seven engines, two fallers and three water tenders are assigned to the Fielder Creek Fire on Thursday; these resources are tasked with progressing mop-up efforts, with a goal of reaching 100-150 feet mopped in by the end of the day. Hazardous trees will continue to be removed deeper into the interior of the fire, mitigating safety risks to firefighters.
On Wednesday night, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office – Oregon and Jackson County Emergency Management lowered evacuation notices to residents on Fielder Creek Road to a Level 1 (BE READY) just after 6 p.m. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Due to the steady progress and minimal fire activity, this will be the final update on this incident, unless conditions significantly change. Residents may see smoke in the area in the coming days; this is due to hotspots currently being targeted by firefighters on the ground.
The fire will continue to be staffed 24 hours a day until heat can no longer be detected in the area; it will then be patrolled for smoke.
ODF would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the agencies that responded alongside our resources on this incident, including Jackson County Fire District #1, Rural Metro Fire – Josephine County, Grants Pass Fire Rescue, Fire District 3, Evans Valley Fire District #6 and the U.S. Forest Service- Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. We also would like to recognize the residents of Fielder Creek road and Rogue River; the support from our communities is greatly appreciated.
Courtesy of ODF