The Jack Fire was reported at approximately 5:00 pm on July 5, 2021. Given the steep terrain, fuels, and inaccessibility, the fire grew quickly. The fire in burning north of State Hwy 138 and east of Forest Road 4713 (Jack Creek Road).
The Jack Fire is currently estimated at 16,667 acres and is 25% contained. North of Hwy. 138 resources continue to successfully hold the fire within the planned containment lines. Firefighters are working to clear vegetation on the remaining portion on the containment line on the northern perimeter. As mop-up is completed, crews will be shifted to different parts of the fire to help with suppression efforts.
South of HWY 138, firefighters aided by air resources have established containment lines along the eastern and western perimeter of the fire. Crews will continue bringing line down and around the southern edge of the fire with the goal of completing line construction within the planned containment area. Resources are using a combination of hand and dozer line supported by water drops and fire suppressant to establish the remaining containment line. Firefighters will burn away vegetation when needed to maintain the line.
Please give fire management agencies space to fight yet another wildfire in the North Umpqua watershed. Read the full writeup and updates on the fire here.
A full map of the fire including the size of the fire can be found here.