Skip to comments.Oregon Coastal air helps slow advance of western flank of Biscuit Fire, giving residents hope
Posted on 08/14/2002 8:51:30 AM PDT by Grampa Dave
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HOMEEVACUATIONS AND CLOSURES
|The evacuation notice for the entire Illinois Valley has been downgraded from an 8 hour notice to 12 hours.
The Curry County Sheriff has issued a pre-evacuation notice for residents of Agness, Illahe, Oak Flats north of the fire and the Wilderness Retreat areas northeast of Brookings and the Gardner Ranch area in the upper Pistol River drainage. Residents should be prepared to evacuate if notified.
The Rogue River is currently open and no closures are in effect. However, officials are alerting all river users of the possible closure between Graves Creek and Agness if the fire continues to move toward the river. Click here for more information on road and trail closures. www.or.blm.gov/medford
Residents of the northern California community of Gasquet were notified to evacuate late Thursday, August 8th. The evacuation notice was lifted Saturday, August 10.
Not to mention the millions of fish that will die from erosion this year.
Lat: 42° 24' 46"
Long: 123° 52' 14"
Date of Origin: 7/13/02, reported at 12 AM
Size: 390,276 acres
Containment Date: None Estimated
Towns of Cave Junction, Kerby, Selma, Agness, Gardner Ranch, Brookings and adjacent areas.
Private inholdings east of McCaleb Ranch.
Power line serving Gasquet, Hiouchi, Crescent City, and Klamath.
Industrial timberlands and Late- Successional Reserves.
Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive fish, plants and animals.
Illinois, Rogue, and Smith National Wild and Scenic Rivers.
North Fork Smith Botanical Area and Port Orford Cedars.
Injuries: 2 broken ankles, 1 bee sting reaction, and cases of heat exhaustion have been reported.
Type I: 49
Type II: 125
Camp Crews: 23
Type I: 16
Type II: 12
Cost to Date: $56,400,000
Observed Fire Behavior:
Zone I: The fire continues to advance up Indigo Creek on the north end. It is predicted to reach Bear Camp Road no earlier than Monday, August 19th. Interior islands are actively burning. The fire is becoming more active in the northern most portion.
Zone 2: The fire activity was low due to containment lines keeping the fire from getting into new fuel sources. The fire was smoldering with moderate fire activity and occasional torching within the unburned interior.
Zone 3: The fire continues to back down-slope on the west side to the Chetco River. With the air clearing slightly, the fire activity increased.
Zone 4: There was moderate to extreme fire behavior throughout the day. The zone continued to experience spotting due to the afternoon weather conditions, steep terrain, and heavy fuels.
Current Weather Conditions: Wednesday
Wind Speed: 2-15 MPH
Wind Direction: Variable
Relative Humidity: 12-22%
Freedom Is Worth Fighting For !!
Molon Labe !!
The air quality warnings mean that state officials expect high temperatures and low-level winds, which mix with auto exhaust and other pollutants to create high levels of smog."
Lars Larson proved today that this orange alert should not have been issued. The air quality here was fine (we actually had a "green" day) and they knew it would be fine by 7 AM yesterday morning. This was just another lie to get people to ride the bus and lightrail, make the asthmatics worry, and to add credance to their claim that we need to "get out of our cars". Pffft!
Great bump, EBUCK!
full text @ Disaster News Network: Current News
CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. (August 14, 2002)
What's being called the biggest fire in Oregon's history is slowly growing. The Biscuit Fire -- in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness area of the Kiskiyou National Forest -- grew 17,411 acres since Tuesday. The flames were sparked July 13 by lightning.
The really odd thing about it is the air is SO horrible down here and I don't think they've called it an "orange day yet. People are suffering. The birds are all gone. I hate it.
Fire on the left, Fire on the Right! Stuck in the middle with Andy the Kerr. I'll quit now, before I'm in trouble.
I would ask anyone from Ashland to post information, but I doubt a single FReeper resides in the liberal cess pool.
Well, you don't have a bazillion dollars worth of almost useless public transportation, and your local government doesn't have a goofy agenda that they want to impose on everyone. Nope...all you have is a huge fire that is as bad as it is because of this goofy agenda.
That lady was weird, wasn't she?
Take care of yourself, AuntB. I'm keeping all of you down there in my prayers.
Stop the attacks by the wacko, extreme left-wing, enviro-nazis terrorist's on our Freedoms !!
Freedom Is Worth Fighting For !!
Molon Labe !!
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