Gov. Brown declares conflagration for Jack Fire in Douglas Co.

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore.—Firefighters are actively working to put out a fire, that started in the Umpqua National Forest. It’s being called the Jack Fire, and right now it’s up to 1,000 acres and growing, with no containment.

It started Monday night, around 30 miles east of Glide.

The Douglas Forest Protective Association spotted it using smoke detection cameras. Multiple agencies are responding, from the ground and air.

Governor Kate Brown Tuesday invoked the emergency conflagration act in response to the Jack Fire. That means more resources from other counties can assist in the efforts. ​​​​​​​

“We had 9 engines, 2 hand crews, 3 water tenders, 3 heavy-lift helicopters a light helicopter, 3 air tankers 2 fixed wings were assigned,” said Steven Beri, a spokesperson for the Umpqua National Forest.

Here are evacuation orders in effect for Jack Fire.

There is a level 3 evacuation order for all recreation areas, homes, and businesses, located between mile marker 43 east, to Eagle Rock campground. Level 3, means leave now!

A level 2 get set warnings, is in place for everything east of Eagle Rock Campground to Soda Springs.

A type 2 Incident Management Team is taking over the management of the fire Tuesday night.

 

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Jenna King
NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors, or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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