Oregon Gulch fire burns across OR/CA border

(UPDATED at 10:40 a.m. PDT, August 1, 2014)


(Originally published at 9:48 PDT, August 1, 2014)

Oregon Gulch Fire
Oregon Gulch Fire, August 31. Photo by Don Hall.

The Oregon Gulch Fire, 18 mile southeast of Ashland, Oregon, was extremely active on Thursday, burning across the California-Oregon border.  It is part of the Beaver Complex of fires that started July 30 from lightning. The complex also includes the Salt Creek Fire.

The Oregon Gulch Fire had only burned 100 acres Thursday morning, but by Friday morning it had grown to about 7,500 acres in or near the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Evacuations are taking place in the area. An Oregon Department of Forestry incident management team has been dispatched.

On Thursday morning more than 40 new fires had been reported in the previous 24 hours in Oregon. Almost 500,000 acres are burning in the state.

Several other large fires are burning in northern California:

  • Day: 4,500 acres,12 miles north of McArthur. Numerous residences are threatened and evacuations are in effect.
  • H-1 Bald: 3,100 acres, 9 miles northeast of Hat Creek. Residences are threatened.
  • White: 1,000 acres, seven miles southeast of Sawyers Bar. Residences are threatened.
  • Log: 130 acres, 8 miles west of Greenview.
  • KNF Beaver: 400 acres, 9 miles northeast of Horse Creek.
Northern California fires
Northern California and southern Oregon fires, Friday morning, August 1, 2014. (Click to enlarge.)
Oregon Gulch Fire
Oregon Gulch Fire, with another, much smaller, fire in the foreground. Photo by Joseph.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

One thought on “Oregon Gulch fire burns across OR/CA border”

  1. Thanks to all the unsung heroes who are out fighting all these forest fires.
    I have felt that you don’t get the recognition you deserve. Yes I know you are paid for what you do, but I can’t imagine working out in this heat and in some cases putting your life on the line.
    Thank you again.


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