Archie Creek & Thielsen October 8, 2020

The Archie Creek Fire is east of Roseburg in the North Umpqua corridor on state, private, and federal land. The Thielsen Fire is located five miles north of Crater Lake near Diamond Lake on federal lands. A weather pattern change will begin today with cooler temperatures and higher humidities. Rain is possible Friday evening, with more widespread rainfall expected Saturday. All Level 1 Evacuations for the Archie Creek and Thielsen Fires have been lifted today, including those along Rock Creek Rd, CR 138, and Diamond Lake.

Yesterday’s Operations:
Archie Creek – Firefighters conducted mop-up, patrol and suppression repair. Crews also conducted hazard tree mitigation, particularly in the southeast area of the fire. The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team is assessing post-wildfire environmental conditions, such as severe loss of vegetation and soil erosion, which may result in poor water quality and flash flooding.
Thielsen – The fire continued to smolder in large stumps and deep duff with
some isolated single tree torching. Fire crews conducted mop up and suppression repair along containment lines.

Today’s Operations:
Archie Creek – Firefighters will continue to mop-up, patrol and conduct
suppression repair work. Hazard tree mitigation will continue in the southeast area of the fire. Expect to see smoke coming from the fire area, particularly in the southeast. The BAER team will continue assessing post-wildfire environmental conditions. Emergency actions may be identified to mitigate unacceptable degradation of natural and cultural resources or to minimize threats to life or property resulting from effects of the fire. Roseburg Forest Products Company will be blasting on Roseburg Resources Company property to the west of Rock Creek.
Thielsen – Mop up and suppression repair will continue along containment lines, and firefighters will continue improving a shaded fuel break along Forest Road 60. Forest Road 005, near North Diamond, will remain closed today while crews cut hazard trees. Pacific Power and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) have been working tirelessly to repair facilities damaged by the fire. If you have questions,
please contact Pacific Power at 1-888-221-7070 or ODOT at 541-957-3683.

Safety Message & Help for Fire Victims:
Please stay out of fire closure areas for your safety and that of the firefighters. Be aware that heavy equipment traffic may be encountered around the fire area. Smoke may be present over the next few days. Be cautious driving in low visibility, and visit the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality at https://www.oregon.gov/deq for Air Quality information.

Archie Creek: 131,542 acres

Thielsen: 9,975 acres

CAUSE: unknown for both fires

Archie Creek & Thielsen
Hand Crews 4 1
Engines 7 3
Dozers 6 2
Water Tenders 4 6
Helicopters 0 1

Archie Creek: (971) 334-7674
[email protected]
Thielsen: (541) 625-0687
[email protected]
INCIWEB: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7176/

Disaster aid, and organizations helping victims of the Archie Creek Fire, can be found at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7176/57029/. An interactive map of the current evacuation area can be found
at www.dcso.com/evacuations. For more evacuation information, visit the Douglas County Sheriff website www.dcso.com/evacuations and Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DouglasCoSO The Douglas County Fairgrounds has full RV spaces, electric hookup spaces and dry camping available. They also have stalls and arenas for livestock and farm animals. Contact Ciera Keith at (541) 440-4394.

Closures, Restrictions & Evacuations:
 Roads – Highway 138E is open, but delays should be expected. The route to Miller Lake via FS Road 9772 remains closed from the intersection with Hwy. 97 to the intersection with FS Road 110 due to firefighter traffic. Drivers are being directed to take FS Road 9774 to connect with FS Road 110 as an alternative route. See www.tripcheck.com for
updates on highway closures.
 Bureau of Land Management – All BLM-managed lands in the Swiftwater Resource Area east of the Range 3 and 4 boundary line and north of Little River Road are closed. This includes portions of Rock Creek Road and all BLM recreation and day use sites within the closure boundary, including Rock Creek, Lone Pine, Millpond, Scaredman and Susan Creek campgrounds. Cavitt Creek Falls Campground is closed for the season. For more information, see https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7176/57115/
 Umpqua National Forest – Sections of the North Umpqua and Diamond Lake Districts remain under a fire closure order. Umpqua Hot Springs, fire lookouts, cabins and group picnic sites remain closed. Diamond Lake Resort and Diamond Lake are now open for public recreation, but Diamond Lake Campground is closed for the rest of the year.
North Umpqua District closure: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7176/57090/ and Diamond Lake District closure: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7195/57398/. More information on Forest Service closures is available
at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/umpqua/alerts-notices. The Umpqua National Forest is currently at Industrial Fire
Precaution Level I. The fire danger is Moderate.
 Temporary Flight Restriction – There is temporary flight restriction for aircraft, including drones, for the Archie Fire.
No temporary flight restriction is in effect for the Thielsen Fire.
 Evacuations – No evacuations remain in place.

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