GLIDE, Ore. – The Jack Fire, which has been burning 20 miles east of Glide since July, remains at 24,165 acres as of Monday. Containment is at 65%.
Fire officials have confirmed the Jack Fire was human caused. It has cost upward of $44 million.
The Rough Patch Complex has grown to 50,426 acres. It is at 52% containment. It is burning 10 miles north of the Jack Fire. Officials say the cost is upward of $23 million.
Just under 500 people are working to fight the fires.
The two fires are being managed under a full suppression strategy using containment and confinement tactics to minimize fire spread. The intent of those fighting the fires is to prevent them from progressing to the west, and to protect private structures throughout the fire area.
Closures are in effect to protect the public and the firefighters. They include:
- Update to the BLM Roseburg District fire closure: The Francis Creek Road area and Scaredman Campground are again under a closure order due to potentia fire activity, and to keep the area clear for firefighting operations.
- Umpqua and Willamette National Forests
- Canton Creek Campground
- Musick Guard Station
- Cover Campground
- Roseburg District Bureau of Land Management
- Francis Creek Road from the junction with Canton Creek Road north to the district boundary
- Scaredman Recreation Site
You can call the North Umpqua Ranger Station at 541-496-3532 for information on whether other national forest sites and facilities near the fire are open.
As of July 16, the Oregon Department of Transportation reopened Highway 138, but drivers are asked to use caution.