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Friday, August 11, 2017

8/10/2017 Flounce Fire Update

August 10, 2017 9:00 p.m.
Shady Cove, Oregon – Despite the hot and dry weather, firefighters continued to make good progress today. The fire stands at an estimated 690 acres and is now 40 percent contained. Thunderstorms and the associated winds remain a concern for firefighters.  The threat of thunderstorms is expected to last through tomorrow before a more stable weather pattern moves in and settles in the area.
Firefighters focused today on improving the control lines and mopping up along the lines. These actions will be the focus of the efforts for the next few days. Fire resources have also been assisting the Southwest Oregon District and cooperators with initial attack on new fires that have resulted from the passing storms.
A Level One (Be Ready) evacuation notice remains in effect for residents on Evergreen Drive and Lewis Road near Prospect. Jackson County Emergency Management and local fire agencies will continue to coordinate with fire team personnel in evaluating the situation. Level One of the three level Ready, Set, Go evacuation system is something everyone should incorporate into their daily lives. For more information on disaster planning in Jackson and Josephine counties, check
Approximately 730 personnel are currently assigned to the Flounce Fire. Fire crews are also being supported with 9 helicopters, 23 engines, and 17 water tenders.
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