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Skyline Ridge Complex In Douglas County Declared Fully Contained

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Officials say the Skyline Ridge Complex of fires in southern Douglas County is 100% contained. The complex of 19 lightning-caused fires started on August 1st and burned more than 57-hundred acres.

  

Douglas Forest Protective Association and Bureau of Land Management crews will continue to monitor the fires with air and ground resources and fire detection cameras. Smoke may continue to be visible from the Poole Creek Fire within the complex.

There are several other active fires in Douglas County including the Jack Fire and Rough Patch complex. They are making for hazy smoky conditions in the region. Several closures are in place on the Umpqua National Forest.  

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Roseburg District has issued an emergency closure for BLM administered-public lands within the Skyline Complex/Poole Fire area, located three miles southeast of Days Creek, OR. This closure is to protect persons, property, and public lands and resources by temporarily closing or restricting uses on designated public lands until the fire is declared controlled and suppression repair can occur. 

This Order is effective at 09:00 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on the 31st day of August 2021 and will remain in effect until further notice. 

This closure is necessary to protect public land users from risks associated with unmitigated safety hazards, resource damage, active wildland fire, fire suppression, suppression repair, emergency stabilization, and burned area rehabilitation.  

The full closure notice is available at:  

https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/docs/2021-08/orwa-fpo-rbg-083121.pdf

The Map of the closure area is available at:  

https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/docs/2021-08/orwa-fpo-rbg-083121-map.pdf

The BLM protects persons, property, and public lands and resources by temporarily closing or restricting uses on designated public lands pursuant to 43 CFR §8364.1 and 43 CFR §9268.3(d). 

For additional information on Fire Closures and Restrictions, please visit: https://www.blm.gov/orwafire

For additional information on the BLM, Roseburg District, please visit the web at: https://www.blm.gov/office/roseburg-district-office

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Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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