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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:    Wednesday, 1st October 2014 at 08:17:42 AM

36 Pit

General Info
36 Pit OR-MHF-000728
10 miles east of Estacada, OR 5520
2014-09-13 Human Caused
75 2014-11-30
USDA Forest Service
226 7 1 2
Incident Contacts



All divisions are undergoing mop up and suppression repair. On the Western flank of the fire near the 45 Road/Hillockburn roads, crews are continuing to prep roads that will be used to reinforce fire lines. HAZARDS: Recreationist using the Clackamas River should be aware that there are existing hazards such as falling and downed trees, loose rocks, and other debris along the water way. Due to the fire foot print and changing weather conditions these hazards will increase. ROAD INFORMATION: Several roads remain closed to the general public but open to residents. For more information please call Clackamas County Emergency Management at 503-655-8378 or go to their website . ODOT has opened Highway 224 to residents and workers escorted by pilot cars. For updates related to the status of Highway 224, please contact Oregon Department of transportation (ODOT) at 503-539-8454 or go to The Mt. Hood National Forest also has fire closure areas in affect (Closure Order: MH-2014-13), for more information please visit their website at WEATHER OUTLOOK: Rain forecasted for Monday night and Tuesday, back to mild weather on Wednesday.

2014-10-01 08:17:40

Deception Complex

General Info
Deception Complex OR-WIF-140274
28 miles south of Oakridge, OR 6033
2014-07-30 Lightning
95 2014-10-15
Timber, Understory
USDA Forest Service
115 2 1 0
Incident Contacts



The Deception Complex includes the Deception Creek, Staley, Davey, Pool Creek, Spirit Ridge and Edith fires. As drying continues since the last rain, smoke is reappearing within the containment lines. Crews are again focusing on mop-up activities along with implementing repairs and removing excess firefighting equipment. Mopping up hot spots within fire perimeters will be a primary focus today, in addition to repair and improvement of roads and fire lines. Retrieval of water handling equipment such as hoses and pumps will continue. Helicopters will be lifting cargo nets full of excess fire equipment from the fire lines to staging areas where the equipment can be loaded on to trucks for removal from the forest.

2014-10-01 08:16:51

Freezeout Ridge

General Info
Freezeout Ridge OR-WWF-001151
29 miles E of Joseph, Oregon 3624
2014-09-05 Unknown
0 0000-00-00
Sub Alpine & White bark Pine
USDA Forest Service
24 0 2 0
Incident Contacts



Winds continue to buffet the fire area but with little impact on the fire behavior. Yesterday, the fire grew only slightly in Granite Creek. There was no movement to the north, as higher humidity prevented spread through the previously burned area. Stronger surface level winds are expected today and humidity will rise with the cloud cover. Minimal, light precipitation is expected over the next several days. The most important objective of any wildland fire is the safety of the public and the firefighters. Firefighters will also focus on limiting fire spread outside of the Hells Canyon Wilderness and Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and minimizing impacts to critical habitat, infrastructure, and local economy. The fire will still be managed in a manner that allows fire to play its natural role in the wilderness ecosystem. At this time, all trail closures will remain in effect until it is safe for both the public and the firefighters to allow re-entry. All visitors to the area must check current conditions before embarking into the wilderness area.

2014-09-30 07:56:15

Onion Mountain

General Info
Onion Mountain OR-RSF-001146
15 miles West of Grants Pass, OR 4105
2014-09-12 Under Investigation
95 2014-10-01
USDA Forest Service
38 2 0 3
Incident Contacts



A transfer of command from the Type 3 Team (Coville) back to the local unit, Wild Rivers Ranger District, will occur Wednesday morning, October 1, 2014. The fire will be managed by a Type 4 organization with Steve Anderson as Incident Commander. The organization will continue to operate from the Merlin Fire Center, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. This will be the final update for the Onion Mountain Fire unless unforeseen fire activity occurs. Information may be obtained at the phone number above or Inciweb: InciWeb the Incident Information System: Onion Mountain Fire.

2014-10-01 08:15:59