Jack Fire grows to nearly 11,000 acres

The fire is threatening the Dry Creek area east of Glide.

Posted: Jul 9, 2021 1:14 PM
Updated: Jul 12, 2021 7:58 AM

DRY CREEK, Ore. -- The Jack Fire east of Glide is up to 10,937 acres with containment at 10 percent, as of Sunday morning.

Officials say 781 personnel are on scene, including four aircrafts and 55 engines. There are 243 structures that have been threatened.

The fire broke out Monday, and is currently threatening 193 buildings, mostly in the Dry Creek area.

Lane and Linn county task forces left Wednesday morning to assist with the firefighting efforts, hours after Benton and Lincoln County task forces were sent out.

An emergency conflagration declaration from Gov. Kate Brown freed up resources from around the state to help, and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners also issued a state of emergency declaration due to the fire.

Douglas County residents are asked to sign up for the emergency notification system, which notifies people of police activity, fire, evacuations, missing people and more. Landline phones are already in the system. To register with your cell phone or email address, CLICK HERE.

CLOSURES

Highway 138 East is closed from Steamboat Creek to milepost 55. The Steamboat Inn is also closed.

Also, the Oregon State Marine Board has issued a temporary closure of the North Umpqua River from the Boulder Flat boat launch downstream to the Alder Creek confluence. This will remain in effect through July 18 or until the rule is lifted. You can find more information HERE.

Some areas of the Umpqua National Forest are closed to the public through Feb. 28, 2022, unless lifted sooner. To protect firefighters, the public will not be allowed to be on a closed road, go into a closed area or be on a closed trail. For a map of the closures, CLICK HERE.

ASSISTANCE

If you have evacuated, contact the American Red Cross at 1-888-680-1455 for resources. Saving Grace will accept small pets for temporary boarding, but they ask that you call before arriving.

EVACUATION NOTICES

  • LEVEL 3 GO
    • All recreation areas, homes and businesses between mileposts 43 and 51 of Highway 138E
      • All US Forest Service Campgrounds, including Apple Creek, Horseshoe Bend, Eagle Rock
      • The Dry Creek Community and all residents on Illahee Road.
  • LEVEL 2 BE SET
    • All residences and businesses between mileposts 38 and 43 on Highway 138E
      • Steamboat Inn
      • All residents on Brindle Bug Road and Steelhead Caddis Road
    • All residences and businesses between mileposts 51 and 55 on Highway 138E
      • Soda Springs Powerplant and surrounding areas
  • LEVEL 1 BE READY
    • All residences and businesses between mileposts 55 and 60 on Highway 138E
      • Slide Creek area and the Toketee residential area
      • Toketee Lake and surrounding recreation sites

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