July 18, 2021 4:00 p.m.

Jack Fire, which burns in the Umpqua National Forest, remains 35 percent contained, with a slight increase in area.

An update from the North West 9 Incident Management Team indicated that the blaze spanned 16,764 acres. 827 people work on the fire.

North of Route 138E, Sunday’s goal was to reduce the risk of the fire going beyond containment lines by cleaning and securing the lines. Along the northern flank, firefighters are continuing burning operations to increase depth along the lines of fire.

South of Route 138E, firefighters are continuing burnout operations to build a main line on the west and southwest flanks. Along the southern flank, crews will continue to use heavy machinery to clear and brush roads used as lines of control. Crews are also looking for alternate lines for the ability to create a smaller footprint. Construction of the emergency line is continuing, with the main objective being to use existing roads as much as possible.

The update says crews continue to clean up and patrol around structures in the Dry Creek area and around Horseshoe Bend Campground.

Evacuation locations and levels updated Wednesday are unchanged. Route 138E remains open.

Check for updates on the Jack Fire, by going to its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JackFire2021


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