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Jack Fire grows to 1,500 acres in Douglas County

So far the fire is 0% contained.

Posted: Jul 6, 2021 8:33 PM

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- The Jack Fire rapidly grew to 1,500 acres in eastern Douglas County Tuesday afternoon.

Officials said an inversion slowed fire activity during the day, but when it lifted around 3 p.m., flames began to spread fast. Firefighters were told to disengage from directly creating lines on the fire and are now working to make a large containment line.

MORE: LEVEL 3 GO EVACUATION ORDERED FOR PART OF DOUGLAS COUNTY

There's now 200 people working on the fire. More resources are expected after Gov. Kate Brown's emergency order. 

So far the fire is 0% contained. 

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