Labrador Fire Update August 19, 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.
Isolated heat pockets still persist around the perimeter of the Labrador Fire. Today’s temperatures will again reach the mid to upper 90’s and relative humidity and fuel moisture remain low. The weather forecast is calling for lightning beginning late tomorrow night persisting through Wednesday. All of these factors make it paramount that crews remain vigilant and ready to respond to any flare-ups that may occur on the fire, or new fire starts that may result from the predicted lightning. An engine, a hand crew and the King’s Peak Wildland Fire Module will be working along the Illinois River from Miami Bar to Oak Flat in Josephine County. Three helicopters remain on the fire and will be ready to respond if needed.
Revegetation crews have been surveying and implementing mitigation measures since the inception of the fire. Those activities will continue today.
An Evacuation Level 1 order is still 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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