ARCHIE CREEK FIRE 20 PERCENT CONTAINED

September 16, 2020 4:00 a.m.

The Archie Creek Fire burning east of Glide is 20 percent contained and remains at over 125,000 acres.

The latest update from Northwest Incident Management Team 9 said firefighters continued to work Tuesday in the Little River area with heavy machinery, engines and crews, working to construct and hold containment lines. Structure protection resources remain in place along Little River Road. On the far eastern portion of the fire, crews are allowing the blaze to slowly back down the hillside to Panther Creek where roads have been prepped to hold the fire.

Heading north from Highway 138E, firefighters are scouting and constructing both primary and secondary containment lines from the Canton Creek area into the Upper Rock Creek area. Containment lines from the South Calapooya Creek down to Glide continue to hold with no reported issues.

The update said suppression efforts on the fire were boosted Tuesday by an additional 125 members of the Oregon National Guard. These soldiers are being used to hold containment lines around the perimeter of the fire and mop up hot spots near structures.

Air resources remain grounded due to safety concerns present by thick smoke. Four helicopters and two single engine air tankers remain available in the area for use when the smoke clears.

Highway 138E remains closed to all non-fire traffic from four miles east of Glide to the junction with Highway 97. Crews from the Oregon Department of Transportation, Douglas County Public Works Department, Pacific Power and their contractors continue to work along the highway, Rock Creek Road and other county-maintained roads within the footprint of the fire.

773 people are now assigned to the fire. It is burning on over 62,000 acres of private lands, over 38,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management Lands, over 24,000 acres of U.S. Forest Service lands, and approximately 39 acres owned by the State of Oregon.

 

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