Jack Fire 15% contained
The Jack fire has burned 13,795 acres on the Umpqua National Forest in Douglas County and is 15% contained as of Tuesday morning.
The blaze has increased by about 3,000 acres since Sunday afternoon, but it has taken place within planned control lines, according to a Tuesday news release from Northwest Incident Management Team 9.
Firefighters have made good progress to strengthen, hold and secure containment lines in the northern and eastern portions of the fire, according to the release. Crews are burning nearby vegetation to prevent the fire from spreading.
The fire is threatening 243 structures and has caused four injuries. Five aircraft, six dozers and 33 engines are assigned to the Jack fire.
Level 3 “Go” evacuations have been issued for all Forest Service campgrounds in the area, the Dry Creek community and all residences on the Illahee Road.
Level 2 “Get Set” evacuations are in effect between mile markers 38 and 43, which includes Steamboat Inn and residences on Brindle Bug Road, Steelhead Caddis Road and residences and businesses between mileposts 51 and 55 on Highway 138E.
State highway 138E from Steamboat Creek to milepost 55 is closed to traffic, according to the release. The Steamboat Inn is closed, and there is an eastside"oft closure" checkpoint at Lemolo Lake to allow for access into nearby recreation areas.
The Jack and Bootleg fires in Klamath County have burned more than 213,000 acres.
The Jack fire’s has been burning since July 5. Its cause is under investigation.