Labrador Fire Update August 14, 2013
Incident: Labrador Fire Wildfire
SOUTHWEST OR - The Labrador Fire continues to burn in an area south and west of the Illinois River in inaccessible country 30 miles southwest of Grants Pass, Oregon.
Yesterday’s helicopter water drops cooled the hot spots within the Labrador Fire perimeter detected by infrared photography. No new fires were detected yesterday. All of the lightning fires caused by last week’s storms have been contained.
The weather forecast calls for continued warm temperatures and lowering humidity. Forest fuels have returned to pre-storm tinder dry conditions.
Today helicopters will be used to monitor the recently suppressed lightning fires as well as to search out any sleeper fires which may be holding over from last week’s storms. A chipper will continue to work to reduce fuels along the upper Illinois River road (#4105). Two engines will be available for structure protection at Oak Flat in Josephine County.
An Evacuation Level 1 order remains in place for the Oak Flat community in Josephine County. Level 1 means that people should be prepared to evacuate. The Illinois River road remains closed to public use for safety reasons.
For more information please contact Public Information Officer Tim Johnson at (541) 864-9282.
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