Sunday, September 10, 2017


Sunday, September 10, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
High Cascades Complex East Zone Fire Information Phone Number
(541) 238-7164
Crater Lake National Park Information
(541) 238-7058
Location: High Cascades Ranger District, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Klamath Ranger District,
Fremont-Winema National Forest, Crater Lake National Park
Start Date: Pelican August 10, 2017, Spruce Lake July 29, 2017, Blanket Creek July 26, 2017   Cause: Lightning   
Size: 48,411 Acres   Percent Contained: 20% (% encompasses total of both East and West zone of the complex)  
Vegetation: timber, brush, heavy logging slash   Resources Assigned: 644 personnel
Incident Commander: Steve Millert/Dave Gesser with the Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 3
The North Entrance Road to Crater Lake National Park will be closing again for a few days starting today, Sunday, September 10. West Rim Drive is scheduled to close today, Sunday at 9:00 pm. All concession facilities and services remain open for visitors to the Park.  Motorists and visitors to the area also need to be aware of delays on Hwy 230 between Union Creek and the junction with Highway 138 due to road construction.
Summary: The High Cascades Complex East Zone includes the Spruce Lake, Blanket Creek, and North Pelican fires. The three fires showed low fire behavior yesterday but weather is predicted to be hotter and dryer for the next couple of days with a possibility of moisture on Tuesday and Wednesday. Within the temporary flight restriction boundary the Incident Management team is responsible for initial attack.
Spruce Lake Fire (14,516 acres) Plans for today include continuing chipping operations along the North Entrance Road in order to prevent fire spread to the east.
Blanket Creek Fire (30,917 acres) Plans today are to construct and strengthen direct/indirect hand lines, Looking for alternate and direct containment lines, and construct contingency lines to protect values at risk.
North Pelican (3,505 acres) Crews will continue to work on the north and south flank, creating contingency plans to the protect values at risk. Crews will continue to scout and look for opportunities to engage the fire with the highest probability of success considering firefighter safety as our number one priority.
A Level 1 Evacuation Notification remains in effect for Mazama Village in Crater Lake National Park. Level 1 is the first step in the “Be Ready, Be Set, Go!” system. For more information about evacuation levels and procedures, go to
Smoke Outlook: A full smoke forecast can be viewed at: To see visibility at Crater Lake National Park, check out the webcams at
Closure Information: As a result of the fires in the High Cascades Complex, a number of area road and trail closures are in place within Crater Lake National Park, Rogue-River Siskiyou, Umpqua, and Fremont-Winema National Forests. More road and trail closures may go into effect as the fires progress.  For specific closure information, visit
For further information please visit the following links:
Joint Information Center:
Oregon Smoke Blog:
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