Rebel Fire Update, McKenzie River Ranger District

Release Date: Aug 11, 2017   Aufderheide Scenic Byway (Forest Service Road 19)

Contact(s): Rebel Fire Information, 541-225-6350


  • Location: McKenzie River Ranger District, Three Sisters Wilderness, Rebel Creek drainage
  • Start Date: August 4, 2017
  • Size: 700 acres (change based on Infra-red flight)
  • Containment: 5%
  • Cause: Under investigation
  • Vegetation: Dense mixed conifer forest.
  • Incident Commander: Ricky Cox
  • Resources: 5 crews, 2 falling teams, 8 engines, 1 water tender, 1 helicopter, and other fire personnel with a total of 161.

Closed Roads: Firefighters continue their fire preparation work along Aufderheide Scenic Byway - Forest Service Road 19 (FSR19). This work involves falling dead standing trees, removing lower tree branches, small trees and underbrush. Due to the Rebel Fire location, potential growth and resistance to control, FSR 19 will be closed just south of the Delta Campground entrance road and just north of the junction of FSR19 and FSR1944 near North Fork trailhead. The road closure points will be staffed with road guards to prevent access. (see map and list of closed recreation sites)

The Delta Campground and Bruckart Boat launch facilities currently remain open for public use.

Smoke will continue to be most noticeable in the evening till morning, as smoke will pool back down in canyons, drainages, and basins. Smoke can irritate your respiratory system, intensify chronic heart and lung problems. If you are having health effects from smoke exposure, stay inside or get to an area with better air quality. See your doctor or healthcare professional as needed. For more information and daily air quality updates in Lane County see: http://www.lrapa.org/.

Current Fire information can be found at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5473/