Skyline Ridge Complex now fully contained

Lightning strikes sparked up the fires on Aug. 1 in southern Douglas County.

Posted: Aug 31, 2021 1:26 PM

CANYONVILLE, Ore. – Fire officials have good news to share this week: the Skyline Ridge Complex is now fully contained.

The fire reached 100% containment on Monday. All 19 fires in the complex have been moved to patrol status. Crews will continue to monitor them for the remainder of the fire season in the air and on the ground.

Smoke from the interior of the Poole Creek Fire could be visible until fall rains return to the area, but the smoldering material poses little to no threat, fire officials said.

Lightning strikes sparked up the fires on Aug. 1 in southern Douglas County. They are located in the South Umpqua River and Upper Cow Creek areas, east of Interstate 5.

Below are the final fire size counts for the complex, which reached a combined total of 5,760 acres:

  • Poole Creek Fire: 5,291 acres
  • O’Shea Creek Fire: 200 acres
  • Ike Butte Fire: 118 acres
  • Sweat Creek Fire: 67 acres
  • Turkey Creek Fire: 31 acres
  • McGinnis Fire: 20 acres
  • Packard Creek Fire: 19 acres
  • Spring Fire: seven acres
  • Hill Fire: two acres
  • The following fires each burned less than one acre: Headwater Fire, Shively Overlook Fire, Galesville Overlook Fire, Galesville Boat Ramp Fire, Black Hawk Fire, Snow Creek Fire, Russel Creek Fire, Cedar Snow Fire, Cedar Springs Fire, and Upper Starveout Fire.

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