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Incident Information -- Northwest Large Fire Information Summary

A Large Fire as defined by the National Wildland Coordinating Group, is any wildland fire in timber 100 acres or greater, and 300 acres or greater in grasslands/rangelands, or has an Incident Management Team assigned to it.

Information received from the National ICS-209 incident reporting database for large fires is updated each morning, and shows what has been reported by the Incident Commander the previous day at 7:00 PM. Information shown for each fire incident on the current day may not reflect changes made since the previous days ICS-209 input.

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Updated:    Monday, 1st September 2014 at 04:56:11 PM

790 Fire

General Info
790 Fire OR-RSF-140790
30 miles NE of Medford 2272
2014-07-31 Lightning
11 0000-00-00
None
None
Timber (Litter and Understory)
USDA Forest Service
Resources
567 17 12 0
Incident Contacts

206-947-9729

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4095/

https://www.facebook.com/scofmpfireinfo

https://twitter.com/scofmpfireinfo

Status

The 790 Fire is located 10 miles southeast of Prospect, Oregon and is burning in the Sky Lakes Wilderness. The fire is being fought with the objective of immediate full suppression, using tactics suitable to management objectives in the wilderness including utilizing natural barriers and containment lines. Yesterday’s Operations – Nearly 440 firefighters are “spiked out”—living in very elementary temporary camps—around the perimeter of the fire close to the fireline. Helicopters supported firefighters in the wilderness by dropping water on hotspots and supplying eight spike camps. Pack strings of mules were used to deliver supplies and to move campsites as the work shifts. The fire continued to burn with isolated areas of intense heat. Helicopters were very effective in keeping these areas from developing into larger, faster moving fires, allowing firefighters to continue with direct attack on the perimeter. Firefighters continued extending a hose network across the northern and southern flanks and building fireline directly against the fire’s edge. Firefighters strengthened lines on the east flank and “mopped up”—applying water to the burned area next to the fireline to extinguish all heat. Several mobile pump/tank combination modules were flown into the Wilderness and were resupplied by helicopter, allowing firefighters to avoid using water from sensitive lakes that are already drought stressed. Clearing of material continued on indirect contingency lines in roaded areas outside the wilderness. Weather and Fire Behavior –Firefighters expect drier air today with winds from the northwest to north on ridges. Very dry fuels could contribute to active fire spread with group tree torching and short-range spotting. A continued trend toward drier air and slightly higher temperatures will increase the potential for active fire behavior over the next several days. Today’s Operations – Firefighters will continue direct suppression and mop-up in the wilderness using natural fuel breaks such as rock outcrops and building fireline where possible. Indirect tactics will be used outside of the wilderness including continued clearing and preparing existing roads to be used as containment lines, should they be needed. Closures - The Pacific Crest Trail remains closed from the south boundary of Crater Lake National Park south to Highway 140. In addition, other trails near the fire area are closed within the Sky Lakes Wilderness. An area closure remains in effect around the fire. These closures are for both firefighter and public safety. Hunters and recreationalists need to be aware of the very dry conditions and take precautions. Pacific Crest Trail information is available at http://www.pcta.org/ . There is especially heavy fire traffic on the Westside Road between Short Creek and Malone Springs Roads. The public is advised to drive cautiously when traveling near fire operations during this busy holiday weekend.

2014-09-01 16:55:27

Bald Sisters

General Info
Bald Sisters OR-MAF-014295
12 miles east of Prairie City, OR 1238
2014-08-02 Lightning
0 0000-00-00
None
None
Timber
USDA Forest Service
Resources
100 2 0 5
Incident Contacts

541-575-3000

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4055/#

https://www.facebook.com/Baldsistersfire

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BaldSistersFire

Status

Opening of bowhunting season, the Beulah Unit (65) remains within the area closed due to the fire activity. The entire fire perimeter remains active, with the most burning in heavy patches of timber on the south end of the fire. An indirect fireline has been completed and 2 crews, 5 engines, 2 dozers, and 3 water tenders continue to monitor and patrol the area under the command of a local Incident Management Team from the Prairie City Ranger District. Operational information about this fire is being updated on a weekly basis by the Incident Command Team. The next official update will occur September 6th. Other significant information, including any detected fire spread, will be reported as it occurs.

2014-09-01 06:53:00

Deception Complex

General Info
Deception Complex OR-WIF-140274
28 miles south of Oakridge, OR 2218
2014-07-30 Lightning
55 0000-00-00
100 Mixed - Commercial/Residential
Timber, Understory
USDA Forest Service
Resources
1009 23 8 39
Incident Contacts

541-782-5359

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4093/

https://www.facebook.com/DeceptionComplex

https://twitter.com/DeceptionORFire

Status

oday on the N/NE flank of the Deception, crews, engines and heavy equipment are working along Forest Road 5847 to improve fire line and further establish a contingency line. On the E flank, firefighters are mopping up and constructing contingency fire line N on the ridge E of Forest Road 5850, utilizing equipment and hand crews. Crews will also continue to mop up on direct line in the area. On the SE flank, crews, engines and water tenders will improve fire line on Forest Road on the 5850, conducting a burnout if necessary. On the S flank, crews, engines and a chipper will continue to improve line and clean up slash along the 5850 Road. On the SW flank, crews, engines and falling modules are holding and improving line and firing, if necessary. Firefighters are also preparing Forest Road 1714 for burnout. On the Pool Creek Fire, the fire is transitioning to aerial patrol. On the Davey Fire, crews, engines and heavy equipment continue to mop up, utilize Palm IRs to detect residual heat, patrol and start rehab on dozer lines. On the Staley Fire, firefighters are monitoring fire activity along the ridge and upper slope and will continue to prep alternative control lines. A heavy duty sprinkler system is being utilized cool fire as backs towards the line. Crews will continue to patrol, mop up and secure perimeter utilizing palm IR from the 332 Road down to and along the 300 Road.

2014-09-01 16:55:53

Lost Hubcap

General Info
Lost Hubcap OR-952S-014464
8 Miles SW of Monument, Oregon 2984
2014-08-30 Unknown
25 0000-00-00
7 Single Residences
20 Minor Structures
Timber and Grass
OR Dept. of Forestry
Resources
631 21 6 19
Incident Contacts

541-421-3039

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4096/

http://www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry

http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/

Status

Hand crews and dozers will continue the hard work of completing a line around the fire perimeter today. There is approximately 2.25 of the 14.25 miles of line left to construct. Last night an infra-red flight was flown that mapped the perimeter of the fire and detected the hot spots for the fire fighters to focus on today. Other fire fighters used hand held palm IR (infra-red) units that detect heat buried deep in the ground. Heat spots are marked for day fire fighters to dig out and extinguish. On the east side of the fire, fire fighters will begin the next stage: mop-up. Mop-up involves fire fighters digging out hot spots and extinguishing all remaining heat. Mop-up starts along the perimeter and moves toward the center of the fire. Crews are working toward extinguishing 100% of all smokes in a 100 ft. zone in the grass/brush, 300 ft in the timber and fall all snags within 500 ft. At morning briefing, Day Operations Chief Joe Hessel directed the crews to “Dig deep and do thorough mop-up the first time”. Once hot spots are dug out, the spot is marked to be rechecked at least twice. There have been no injuries to incident fire fighters. The incident command post is located at 289 East Hardisty St. (in the community center), Long Creek, OR.

2014-09-01 16:56:05

Somers

General Info
Somers OR-WWF-000793
15 miles east of Imnaha, OR; west of Pittsburg Landing 36185
2014-08-03 Lightning
78 0000-00-00
1 single family residences threatened
14 minor structures threatened; one minor structure destroyed
Grass, timber
USDA Forest Service
Resources
55 1 2 0
Incident Contacts

541-523-1246

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4053/#

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SomersFire

Status

Fire Managers do not anticipate seeing any new growth. Creeping and smoldering. Minimal fire growth expected. Mop up and suppression repair ongoingfire activity in the area will be monitored. As a result, fire crews have been able to accelerate the pace of work on the fire because the Forest recognizes the importance of this area to our hunting enthusiasts.

2014-09-01 07:15:33

South Fork Complex

General Info
South Fork Complex OR-PRD-000649
20 miles south of John Day, OR 66179
2014-08-01 Lightning
97 2014-09-01
2 residences destroyed
Timber and Grass
USDI Bureau of Land Management
Resources
246 6 3 13
Incident Contacts

541-575-3000

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/#

Status

There has been very minimal fire spread. The fire is active in an area of burned snag trees from the Thorn Creek Fire in 2006, which pose a hazard for firefighters. Good progress has been made securing the perimeter and with suppression repair. Creeping and smoldering is being observed, with occasional surface fire and torching of trees. Murderer's Creek and Deer Creek recreation facilities remain closed.

2014-09-01 06:58:18

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