Fire Information: Hendrix Fire

Hendrix Fire: credit Mark Grissom



The Hendrix Fire started on July 15, 2018 from lightning that came through southwest Oregon during a thunderstorm that resulted in numerous downstrikes and multiple fires across multiple agency jurisdictions.

It was reported to the RRSNF by the lookout at Dutchman Peak at 9:30 a.m. on July 15, 2018. Located approximately 3 air miles from Wagner Gap and 1.5-2 miles from the small community of Dog Fork, it is burning on a mix of RRSNF and privately-owned land.

Terrain is steep, and fuels are densely canopied forest on the RRSNF surrounded by logging slash on privately-owned timber lands.

Initial attack on July 15th included ground crews, helicopters doing water bucket drops, and air tankers that dropped approximately 10,000 gallons of retardant. The retardant was determined to be ineffective on the heavy canopy, and wasn't reaching the ground during initial attack.

Suppression efforts will focus on using the most effective methods, including helicopter bucket drops, ground crews, and air tankers (where effective).



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