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Fires impacting Southern Oregon - GPnative - 07-29-2019

I know we have been talking about the MP97 fire in a few different threads. I think it's time to dedicate a thread specific to fires that impact us locally so we can have an easy to find reference for each summer ruining fire(s). Air quality talk can still live in the other thread. I just want to have a place I can refer to in the future regarding fire talk.

Having said that, this is from a fire manager meeting yesterday in Glendale.

“We have a major highway artery, Interstate 5, power lines that serve Medford and Grants Pass, and we have a natural gas pipeline through the heart of this fire. To the north are the communications that serve Douglas County’s southern end, the sheriff and the 911 system … [and] a water intake supply for the City of Canyonville,” explained Douglas Forest Protective Association District Manager Patrick Skrip. “It doesn’t get much more complicated than this.”


RE: Fires impacting Southern Oregon - GPnative - 07-29-2019

More Info:

Smith attributed the fast progression to “receptive fuels. It doesn't matter where a spark lands it just keeps catching fire."

He said he wanted to be clear that crews are charged with full suppression of the fire.

“We’re not managing fire. We’re not allowing things to burn,” Smith said. “We know the value and risks out there and the threat to the community and we are giving it everything we have to try to put this thing out. Absolute full suppression."

Since the Milepost 97 Fire is the first major wildfire in the Pacific Northwest, he said there are considerable resources available.

I think this is a key distinction and finally puts proof out there for something not usually voiced by those in charge. There IS decisions being made regarding managing and suppression when dealing with these fires.


RE: Fires impacting Southern Oregon - GPnative - 07-29-2019

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RE: Fires impacting Southern Oregon - GPnative - 07-29-2019

Now stating 10% containment.

The bad news, that is only taking into account the ocean as one of its borders.


RE: Fires impacting Southern Oregon - tvguy - 07-29-2019

(07-29-2019, 02:46 PM)GPnative Wrote: Now stating 10% containment.

The bad news, that is only taking into account the ocean as one of its borders.

Well the good news is it WAS 5% so they are making progress.


RE: Fires impacting Southern Oregon - tvguy - 07-29-2019

They finally gave a fire a name that makes sense
mile post 97.

I was just telling my wife how much better that name was than the car fire.. the camp fire and then on the news a new fire......The tree fire Rolling Eyes Razz


RE: Fires impacting Southern Oregon - GPnative - 07-29-2019

(07-29-2019, 03:14 PM)tvguy Wrote: They finally gave a fire a name that makes sense
mile post 97.

I was just telling my wife how much better that name was than the car fire.. the camp fire and then on the news a new fire......The tree fire Rolling Eyes Razz

Amen to that!


RE: Fires impacting Southern Oregon - tvguy - 07-29-2019

(07-29-2019, 03:44 PM)GPnative Wrote:
(07-29-2019, 03:14 PM)tvguy Wrote: They finally gave a fire a name that makes sense
mile post 97.

I was just telling my wife how much better that name was than the car fire.. the camp fire and then on the news a new fire......The tree fire Rolling Eyes Razz

Amen to that!
Actually the tree fire is named for the "tree of heaven" camp ground that's nearby so it's actually a good name.


RE: Fires impacting Southern Oregon - tvguy - 07-29-2019

From my casa ....

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RE: Fires impacting Southern Oregon - GPnative - 07-29-2019

(07-29-2019, 06:37 PM)tvguy Wrote: From my casa ....

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Nice shot, i bet you could email that to a local station and possibly get it aired, cant remember which channel but one of them shows a lot of viewer photos.


RE: Fires impacting Southern Oregon - Juniper - 07-29-2019

(07-29-2019, 03:14 PM)tvguy Wrote: They finally gave a fire a name that makes sense
mile post 97.

I was just telling my wife how much better that name was than the car fire.. the camp fire and then on the news a new fire......The tree fire Rolling Eyes Razz

I've been thinking that myself. Like this is one positive thing. The only positive thing.  Well, and the weather isn't scorching. Yet.


RE: Fires impacting Southern Oregon - Juniper - 07-29-2019

(07-29-2019, 04:35 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(07-29-2019, 03:44 PM)GPnative Wrote:
(07-29-2019, 03:14 PM)tvguy Wrote: They finally gave a fire a name that makes sense
mile post 97.

I was just telling my wife how much better that name was than the car fire.. the camp fire and then on the news a new fire......The tree fire Rolling Eyes Razz

Amen to that!
Actually the tree fire is named for the "tree of heaven" camp ground that's nearby so it's actually a good name.

Jesus, do they actually have Tree of heavens at that campground?


RE: Fires impacting Southern Oregon - tvguy - 07-29-2019

(07-29-2019, 08:02 PM)Juniper Wrote:
(07-29-2019, 04:35 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(07-29-2019, 03:44 PM)GPnative Wrote:
(07-29-2019, 03:14 PM)tvguy Wrote: They finally gave a fire a name that makes sense
mile post 97.

I was just telling my wife how much better that name was than the car fire.. the camp fire and then on the news a new fire......The tree fire Rolling Eyes Razz

Amen to that!
Actually the tree fire is named for the "tree of heaven" camp ground that's nearby so it's actually a good name.

Jesus, do they actually have Tree of heavens at that campground?
I don't think so I was curious about that too I didn't see anything


RE: Fires impacting Southern Oregon - chuck white - 07-30-2019

(07-29-2019, 02:46 PM)GPnative Wrote: Now stating 10% containment.

The bad news, that is only taking into account the ocean as one of its borders.

With rising sea levels, that should help.


RE: Fires impacting Southern Oregon - tvguy - 07-30-2019

(07-30-2019, 05:06 PM)chuck white Wrote:
(07-29-2019, 02:46 PM)GPnative Wrote: Now stating 10% containment.

The bad news, that is only taking into account the ocean as one of its borders.

With rising sea levels, that should help.

Yeah later I thought about the comment. How is the ocean a border for the fire that started in Canyonville?
I guess tha twas a joke.


RE: Fires impacting Southern Oregon - GPnative - 07-30-2019

(07-30-2019, 05:29 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(07-30-2019, 05:06 PM)chuck white Wrote:
(07-29-2019, 02:46 PM)GPnative Wrote: Now stating 10% containment.

The bad news, that is only taking into account the ocean as one of its borders.

With rising sea levels, that should help.

Yeah later I thought about the comment. How is the ocean a border for the fire that started in Canyonville?
I guess tha twas a joke.

Yes, it was a joke  Laughing


RE: Fires impacting Southern Oregon - Cuzz - 07-30-2019

(07-30-2019, 06:02 PM)GPnative Wrote:
(07-30-2019, 05:29 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(07-30-2019, 05:06 PM)chuck white Wrote:
(07-29-2019, 02:46 PM)GPnative Wrote: Now stating 10% containment.

The bad news, that is only taking into account the ocean as one of its borders.

With rising sea levels, that should help.

Yeah later I thought about the comment. How is the ocean a border for the fire that started in Canyonville?
I guess tha twas a joke.

Yes, it was a joke  Laughing

I was guessing a joke or industrial grade sarcasm.   Razz


RE: Fires impacting Southern Oregon - tvguy - 07-30-2019

(07-30-2019, 06:02 PM)GPnative Wrote:
(07-30-2019, 05:29 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(07-30-2019, 05:06 PM)chuck white Wrote:
(07-29-2019, 02:46 PM)GPnative Wrote: Now stating 10% containment.

The bad news, that is only taking into account the ocean as one of its borders.

With rising sea levels, that should help.

Yeah later I thought about the comment. How is the ocean a border for the fire that started in Canyonville?
I guess tha twas a joke.

Yes, it was a joke  Laughing
LOL. When I first read your post I hadn't had my coffee yet. too early, maybe 1:00 pm   Big Grin


RE: Fires impacting Southern Oregon - Cuzz - 07-30-2019

(07-30-2019, 06:28 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(07-30-2019, 06:02 PM)GPnative Wrote:
(07-30-2019, 05:29 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(07-30-2019, 05:06 PM)chuck white Wrote:
(07-29-2019, 02:46 PM)GPnative Wrote: Now stating 10% containment.

The bad news, that is only taking into account the ocean as one of its borders.

With rising sea levels, that should help.

Yeah later I thought about the comment. How is the ocean a border for the fire that started in Canyonville?
I guess tha twas a joke.

Yes, it was a joke  Laughing
LOL. When I first read your post I hadn't had my coffee yet. too early, maybe 1:00 pm   Big Grin

Holy fook!! you really are retired!   Laughing


RE: Fires impacting Southern Oregon - GPnative - 07-30-2019

Fire in williams, 7acres and active, choppers making water drops, retardant drop requested.