CANYONVILLE, Ore. – Firefighters assigned to the Milepost 97 Fire had another successful day on Friday, completing fire lines around the entire perimeter of the fire. No additional fire growth was reported on Friday and the fire remains at 13,085 acres and is 45% contained. Pre-identified initial attack resources on the Milepost 97 Fire, including both ground and aviation resources, were sent to the East Evans Fire, a new fire start Friday evening on the Or-egon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District.
With containment lines in place, resources working on the Milepost 97 Fire will now focus their energy on mopping up hot spots around the perimeter of the fire to ensure that it doesn’t escape containment. Crews will start at the edge of the fire, extinguishing all smokes and smoldering material within the first 20 – 50 feet of containment lines before pushing farther into the black. Firefighters will utilize handheld infrared cameras to help pinpoint hotspots in these areas that need to be extinguished. With a burned footprint around 20 square miles, which is twice the size of the city of Roseburg, smoke from the interior of the fire may be visible for the coming days.
Cooperators assisting ODF, DFPA and BLM on the fire include the U.S. For-est Service, Cow Creek Tribe, Roseburg Resources, Silver Butte Resources, Lone Rock Timber, Williams Pipeline, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Ore-gon State Police, ODOT.
Size: 13,085 Acres
Start Date: July 24, 2019, 10:00pm
Expected Containment Date: Unknown
Location: One mile south of Canyonville, Oregon
Cause: Human Caused
Est. Cost: $13,000,000
60 hand crews
32 Water Tenders
8 Type 1 Helo
6 Type 2 Helo
4 Type 3 Helo
Evacuations: Level 1
Structures Threatened: 586
Structures Damaged: 0
Structures Destroyed: 0