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Officials say Jack Fire is human-caused

Officials confirmed Sunday the Jack Fire is human-caused.

Posted: Aug 28, 2021 1:53 PM
Updated: Aug 30, 2021 11:39 AM

GLIDE, Ore. -- Officials are now going back to their initial report on the Jack Fire confirming it was human-caused.

On August 6th, they had reported it was human-caused and then reversed course.

RELATED: OFFICIALS REVERSE COURSE ON CAUSE OF JACK FIRE

The fire is currently burning over 23,800 acres. Containment for the fire is sitting at 53%. 

Cost of operations on the fire is estimated to be at $39.4 million.

The Rough Patch Complex burning near the Jack Fire is burning over 29,700 acres and is around 11% contained.

Officials said the complex was caused by lightning.

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