Skyline Ridge Complex: Evening Update
DFPA crews, industrial resources, and contract crews assigned to the Skyline Ridge Complex remained engaged on the multiple lightning caused fires throughout the day and were able to take several small fires out of play. The high afternoon temperatures combined with gusty winds and low relative humidity levels resulted in active fire behavior which challenged containment lines on several of the larger fires. Increased fire activity on the larger fires in the area continued into the evening, resulting in an orange glow that was highly visible throughout the area.
As of Monday evening, no homes were threatened by the fires within the Skyline Ridge Complex, however, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office did issue a Level 1 “Be Ready” notice for residents located between 18300 and 20700 Upper Cow Creek Road due to the Wildcat Fire, which is burning on the Umpqua National Forest. Fire officials with the Skyline Ridge Complex are in communication with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in the event that additional evacuation notices are needed for the area.
Below is the status of the highest priority fires within the Skyline Ridge Complex:
O’Shea Creek Fire, located three miles east of Canyonville: The O’Shea Creek Fire spotted across containment lines around 5:30 PM and grew to about 80 acres. Ground resources are assigned to the incident overnight.
Poole Creek Fire, located eight miles west of Tiller: The Poole Creek Fire saw active fire behavior Monday evening which resulted in multiple spot fires across containment lines, single tree torching, and short crown runs. The Poole Creek Fire is estimated to be 100 acres in size. Ground resources are assigned to the incident overnight.
Ike Butte Fire, located nine miles southwest of Tiller: The Ike Butte Fire was located early Monday morning and was several acres in size upon discovery. Strong afternoon winds resulted in the fire increasing in size to an estimated 25 acres. Two bull dozers worked throughout the afternoon to construct containment lines around the fire. Resources will remain engaged on the incident overnight.