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Red Flag Warning Issued For Jack Fire

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The Jack Fire east of Roseburg is 61% contained, but officials have declared a red flag warning due to extreme temperatures and low humidity.

At a briefing today, Operations Sections Chief Steve North said the red flag is also due to a 30% chance of dry thunderstorms over the fire.

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Operations Sections Chief Steve North at today's briefing.

“We’re hoping the weather will cooperate, allow us to take offensive firing operations to secure this fire," said North.  "And we’ll pick up any additional lightning strikes as they occur.”

The Jack Fire has grown to more than 22,000 acres, with 522 personnel battling it. Parts of the Umpqua National Forest remain closed.  

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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