Crews make progress containing Jack Fire

Containment is now at 20%.

Posted: Jul 15, 2021 5:40 PM
Updated: Jul 15, 2021 5:50 PM

DRY CREEK, Ore. – Crews are making progress in containing the Jack Fire in the Dry Creek area.

On Thursday, containment grew from 15% to 20% as firefighters have secured the east, west and northwest flanks north of Highway 138.

The fire has grown to more than 15,000 acres.


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Thursday’s cooler temperatures were expected to aid firefighting efforts. Crews are working to prepare the planned line along the northeast flank of the fire and some resources are being moved as objectives are met north of the river.

South of the highway on the western perimeter, firefighters continue burning lines and mopping up.

Aircraft are continuing to provide support to ground resources with water and retardant drops, limiting the spread of the fire and helping to establish and hold containment lines.

Evacuation levels have been downgraded, with the highest level currently being Level 2 Be Set, which means residents should be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice if fire conditions change.

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