Jack 7-20

Crews work through the night July 19 to clean up containment lines on the Jack Fire, which has burned 23,644 acres between Steamboat and Dry Creek along Highway 138 East and the North Umpqua River. The fire's incident command team reported Friday that the Jack Fire was human-caused.

The Jack Fire, first reported on July 5, has burned 23,644 acres. Crews have gained 54% containment on the blaze.

Meanwhile, the Rough Patch Complex of fires burning approximately 20 miles to the north grew from a reported 838 acres Thursday morning to an estimated 1,529 acres as of Friday.

While the Rough Patch Complex was reported at 3% containment.

Crews on both the Jack Fire and Rough Patch Complex continue to work on containment lines on both fires, using existing roads within the Umpqua and Willamette national forests as buffers when available.

Crews on the ground are being assisted by five helicopters which are serving both incidents.

Thursday evening, the Umpqua National Forest issued an updated list of closures related to the fires, including Steamboat Campground, Steamboat Falls Campground, Canton Creek Campground, Musick Guard Station and Mineral Campground. Additionally, the Roseburg Bureau of Land Management announced the closure of Francis Creek Road (BLM road 24-1-26) from Canton Creek north to the Roseburg district boundary.

Donovan Brink can be reached at dbrink@nrtoday.com and 541-957-4219.

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