Saturday, July 26, 2014

Central Oregon MORNING Fire Update, 7/26

Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
4550 SW Airport Way
Prineville, OR  97754


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FIRE NEWS--Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
For Immediate Release:  July 26, 2014 11 a.m.

Central Oregon MORNING Fire Update
YELLOW Highlight indicates changed information since the last Update
                                                                                                                                                                                          

Fire Name
Location
Size (ESTIMATES)
Activity
Bridge 99 Complex
Deschutes National Forest
Bridge 99 - ½ mile east of Lower Bridge Campground, 9 miles north of Camp Sherman off of FS Rd.
1490

Bear Butte 2 adjacent to Jefferson Creek and west of Park Creek drainage within the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness.


 5,699 acres TOTAL
74% contained




Oregon Incident Management Team 2 is managing the fire.  For more information on the fire: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3963/#  or
 Information phone: 541-549-3219.

EVACUATIONS:  All private lands along the Metolius River from Allen Springs Campground to Lake Billy Chinook (including the Metolius Arm) have been lowered to a Level II Evacuation Order. The Three Rivers Subdivision has been lowered to a Level I Evacuation Order. The subdivisions of Rim Park, Forest Park, and Air Park along with Cove Palisades State Park remain under a Level I Evacuation Order. The Cove Palisades State Park remains open.

CLOSURES: The following Forest Service roads, trails, campgrounds and lands remain closed:
Forest Road 12, from its intersection with Forest Roads 1270/1298 to Bridge 99, Forest Road 14, from Bridge 99 to its intersection with Forest Road 1400700 (Allen Springs Campground), Forest Road 1140, from its intersection with Forest Roads 1150/1180 to the intersection with Forest Road 1152, Forest Road 1154, from its intersection with Forest Road 1150 to the intersection with Forest Road 1140, and Forest Road 1420400. The Lower Bridge, Pioneer Ford, Allen Springs, Canyon Creek, and Candle Creek Campgrounds are closed. The Jefferson Lake Trail (#4001), Sugarpine Ridge Trail (#4002), Shirley Lake Trail (#4003.1), and the Cabot Lake Trail (#4003) are closed within the Mt Jefferson Wilderness. A 5-mile segment of the Pacific Crest Trail (#2000) is closed. The south closure is located north of the Shirley Lake Trail (#4003) junction and the north closure is located near Cathedral Rocks
Center Fire
Prineville BLM
Post-Paulina RFPA
3 miles NE of Post.
Private and
2,515 acres
65% contained
No additional updated information.
Logging Unit Fires
Warm Springs Reservation
Mt. Hood National Forest
Deschutes National Forest
North side of Bear Butte near the Bear Butte 2 fire


Haily Butte
Camas Prairie/ Logging Unit
Bear Butte 2 – North
Skyline

10,406 acres
75% containment


108 acres
6,332 acres

3,850 acres
116 acres
Pacific Northwest Team 2 (Schulte) is managing the fire.

For more information on the web:  http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3973/

NEW Public Information Line:  541-777-2862

Firefighters continue to make excellent progress utilizing direct attack in tandem with air support. Minimal fire activity was observed yesterday during air recon.

EVACUATIONS:  All notices have been lifted.
CLOSURES: The road and area closures that are in place on Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs lands will remain in place.

Closures that apply to public with the exception of local residents:  B-180/Hwy 26 Jct., B-160/Hwy 26 Jct., B-140/Hwy26 Jct.  Closures that apply to all public:  b-160 near the B-165 Jct., County Line Rd at the end of the pavement, J-100 at the Tenino Rd/J-100 Jct.

A portion of the Pacific Crest Trail remains closed with reroute for hikers.
Ochoco Complex-
Ochoco National Forest Service
Prineville BLM





Lava Fire
Near the junction of FS Road 22 and FS Road 4210, near the NW corner of Big Summit Prairie

Fox Fire/Oscar Canyon Fire
3 miles NW of the North Fork Wilderness Study

Broadway Fire
S of FS Road 2630, near Peterson Lava

Antelope Fire
3 miles E of FS Road 22 near FS Road 900
10,113 acres TOTAL
69 % contained

191 acres
99% contained




9,848 acres 64% contained



53 acres 100% contained

21 acres
100% contained
Great Basin Incident Management Team 6 is managing the fires.  The complex includes 4 fires (Lava, Fox, Broadway, and Antelope) on the Ochoco National Forest and the Oscar Canyon Fire burning on the Prineville BLM within the North Fork Wilderness Study area. 

Firefighters continued mop-up on the Lava Fire yesterday and a late afternoon recon flight did not detect any smoke. Additional containment line was completed on the south perimeter of the Fox Fire yesterday.

CLOSURES: The Ochoco National Forest has issued an area closure. Several campgrounds and day use areas are now re-opened to the public. The closure order and a map of the closure is located on the web at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3972
Pine Creek Complex
Now includes:
Pine Creek Fire
Jack Knife Fire
Black Rock Fire
Donny Brook Fire

Sherman County
Oregon Department of Forestry
Prineville BLM
Ash Butte Rangeland Fire Protection Association
Private lands



Donnybrook Fire
11 miles SW of Antelope

Black Rock Fire
3 miles NW of Clarno; NW of the Pine Creek Fire

Pine Creek Fire
 11 miles south of Fossil, in the Carrol Rim Area

Jack Knife Fire 8 miles SE of Grass Valley.
102,209acres TOTAL

22,763 acres
97% contained

35,938 acres
95% contained


30,245 acres
97% contained


13,263 acres
100% contained
 The Western Montana Team managing these fires has now turned over management to a local Type III Team. For questions on this fire, contact Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center at 541-416-6811.

NEW Information available on the web:
Black Rock Fire:
Pine Creek Fire:
Jack Knife Fire:
Shaniko Butte
Warm Springs Reservation
12 miles north of the town of Warm Springs.

42,044 acres
90% containment
Oregon Incident Management Team 1 will be transitioning into a Type III management organization today to contine mop-up and rehabilitation of the fire area.

For information on this fire, contact the Shaniko Butte incident at 541-553-8190 to hear a recorded message, or look for information on at  http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3960/

All EVACUATIONS and CLOSURES associated with the Shaniko Butte Fire have been lifted.
Sunflower Fire
Umatilla National Forest


10 miles NNE of Monument
7,175 acres
90% containment
The Great Basin Incident Management Team that has been managing this fire will be turning it over to local resources today to continue mop-up, patrol and rehabilitation in the fire area.

For more information on this fire, visit: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3964/


Waterman Complex
Oregon Department of Forestry
Ochoco National Forest
Bailey Butte (private land west of Mitchell).
Toney Butte (10 miles northeast of Spray, just east of Hwy 207).
Junction Springs

12,520 acres TOTAL
95% contained


Oregon Incident Management Team 3 will be transferring command of this incident to a local Type III team that will be based in Prineville High School beginning today.

Hwy 26 between Prineville and Mitchell has REOPENED to two way travel.  There is a restricted speed of 35 MPH and vehicle headlights are required when travelling through the area.  Stopping within the fire zone is not allowed.

For more information, visit: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3961/

Fire Information Phone #: 541-787-4321

EVACUATIONS:  All evacuations have been lifted.
CLOSURES: Forest Roads 450, 2630, 150, 2200, 2210, 300, 2610, Buck Creek Road to its intersection with the east edge of the Mill Creek Wilderness and Forest Roads 650, 27, 2745, 010 and 2750.  Walton Lake, Round Mountain, Crystal Springs, Wildwood, Ochoco Divide and Whistler campgrounds are all closed.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Madison and her 'Thank You' Note

Yesterday, the Ochoco National Forest received a visit from a very sincere and sweet young lady who wanted to show her appreciation to the firefighters for all their hard work in protecting the forest and surrounding communities from so many wildfires.

Madison Faith Kainu, 10 years old, is visiting her grandparents in Prineville and decided to spend part of her summer vacation working on a very special 'thank you' note to give to the firefighters.

Madison was given a tour of the Ochoco Complex Incident Command Post, where she presented her work of art to Incident Commander, Tracy Dunford. She received also received a Smokey Bear bandana, water jug and a glow in the dark wrist bracelet from the Forest Service to remember her visit and in appreciation for her poster and kind thoughts. Acting District Ranger, Penni Borghi thanked Madison as well and posed for a photo.
Madison and Incident Commander, Tracy Dunford

Madison and Acting Paulina District Ranger, Penny Borghi

Updated Closure Information for Bridge 99 Complex

Friday, July 25, 2014   12:00 p.m.
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -
Incident Information Officer Jeanne Klein
E-mail:  bridge99fire@gmail.com

Fire Information: (541) 549-3219
Bridge 99 Complex
Changes in Evacuation Levels and Closure Orders 
The evacuation levels have been reduced for the Bridge 99 Complex.  All evacuation level II areas have been reduced to a Level I.  All evacuation Level I areas have been eliminated.  The Pacific Crest Trail is now open.  See below for details.
Closure Orders:                                                                    

The Pacific Crest Trail is now open. 
This is described as a 5-mile segment of the Pacific Crest Trail (#2000) described  from south to north as from the Shirley Lake Trail (#4003) junction to near Cathedral Rocks. 
All other closures remain in effect as stated below. 
The following Forest Service roads, trails, campgrounds and lands remain closed:
Forest Road 12, from its intersection with Forest Roads 1270/1298 to Bridge 99, Forest Road 14, from Bridge 99 to its intersection with Forest Road 1400700 (Allen Springs Campground), Forest Road 1140, from its intersection with Forest Roads 1150/1180 to the intersection with Forest Road 1152, Forest Road 1154, from its intersection with Forest Road 1150 to the intersection with Forest Road 1140, and Forest Road 1420400.  The Lower Bridge, Pioneer Ford, Allen Springs, Canyon Creek, and Candle Creek Campgrounds are closed. The Jefferson Lake Trail (#4001), Sugarpine Ridge Trail (#4002), Shirley Lake Trail (#4003.1), and the Cabot Lake Trail (#4003) are closed within the Mt Jefferson Wilderness.  An area closure has been designated on a map that is available on the Inciweb website listed below.  The Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery remains closed to the public.
Evacuation Levels:
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department evacuation orders have changed for the Bridge 99 Complex and are as follows:

 All private lands along the Metolius River from Allen Springs Campground to Lake Billy Chinook (including the Metolius Arm) are now in a Level I Evacuation Order.  All evacuations have been lifted for the Three Rivers Subdivision and the subdivisions of Rim Park, Forest Park, and Air Park along with Cove Palisades State Park.

Central Oregon MORNING Fire Update, 7/25

Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
4550 SW Airport Way
Prineville, OR  97754


Contact:  Media Desk:  541-416-6811           NEW! NEW! NEW!!! Email:   Centralorfireinfo@gmail.com
Twitter:  @CentralORfire                              For more information visit: CentralORfireinfo.blogspot.com


FIRE NEWS--Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
For Immediate Release:  July 25, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Central Oregon MORNING Fire Update
YELLOW Highlight indicates changed information since the last Update

Central Oregon – Firefighters have responded to several small fires in the past 24 hours. These fires have popped up after a thunderstorm with abundant lightning passed through Central Oregon earlier in the week. Smokejumpers, rappelers and engine crews have been able to respond quickly to all these fires keeping them small (<1 acre).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Fire Name
Location
Size (ESTIMATES)
Activity
Bridge 99 Complex
Deschutes National Forest
Bridge 99 - ½ mile east of Lower Bridge Campground, 9 miles north of Camp Sherman off of FS Rd.
1490

Bear Butte 2 adjacent to Jefferson Creek and west of Park Creek drainage within the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness.


 5,960 acres TOTAL
67% contained




Oregon Incident Management Team 2 is managing the fire.  For more information on the fire: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3963/#  or
 Information phone: 541-549-3219.

EVACUATIONS:  All private lands along the Metolius River from Allen Springs Campground to Lake Billy Chinook (including the Metolius Arm) have been lowered to a Level I Evacuation Order. All Level I evacuations have been lifted. The Cove Palisades State Park remains open.

CLOSURES: The following Forest Service roads, trails, campgrounds and lands remain closed:
Forest Road 12, from its intersection with Forest Roads 1270/1298 to Bridge 99, Forest Road 14, from Bridge 99 to its intersection with Forest Road 1400700 (Allen Springs Campground), Forest Road 1140, from its intersection with Forest Roads 1150/1180 to the intersection with Forest Road 1152, Forest Road 1154, from its intersection with Forest Road 1150 to the intersection with Forest Road 1140, and Forest Road 1420400. The Lower Bridge, Pioneer Ford, Allen Springs, Canyon Creek, and Candle Creek Campgrounds are closed. The Jefferson Lake Trail (#4001), Sugarpine Ridge Trail (#4002), Shirley Lake Trail (#4003.1), and the Cabot Lake Trail (#4003) are closed within the Mt Jefferson Wilderness. A 5-mile segment of the Pacific Crest Trail (#2000) is closed. The south closure is located north of the Shirley Lake Trail (#4003) junction and the north closure is located near Cathedral Rocks
Center Fire
Prineville BLM
Post-Paulina RFPA
3 miles NE of Post.
Private and
2,515 acres
50% contained
No additional updated information.
Logging Unit Fires
Warm Springs Reservation
Mt. Hood National Forest
Deschutes National Forest
North side of Bear Butte near the Bear Butte 2 fire


Haily Butte
Camas Prairie/ Logging Unit
Bear Butte 2 – North
Skyline

10,488 acres
60% containment


108 acres
6,379 acres

3,884 acres
116 acres
Pacific Northwest Team 2 (Schulte)  is managing the fire.

For more information on the web:  http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3973/

NEW Public Information Line:  541-777-2862

Recent precipitation and higher humidities continue to allow firefighters to make a direct attack on the fire, resulting in excellent progress.

EVACUATIONS:  All notices have been lifted.
CLOSURES: The road and area closures that are in place on Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs lands will remain in place.

Closures that apply to public with the exception of local residents:  B-180/Hwy 26 Jct., B-160/Hwy 26 Jct., B-140/Hwy26 Jct.  Closures that apply to all public:  b-160 near the B-165 Jct., County Line Rd at the end of the pavement, J-100 at the Tenino Rd/J-100 Jct.

Pacific Crest Trail from Breitenbush Lake (Mile 2047.1) to Forest  Road 42 at the Joe Graham campground (Mile 2083)
Ochoco Complex-
Ochoco National Forest Service
Prineville BLM




Lava Fire
Near the junction of FS Road 22 and FS Road 4210, near the NW corner of Big Summit Prairie

Fox Fire/Oscar Canyon Fire
3 miles NW of the North Fork Wilderness Study

Broadway Fire
S of FS Road 2630, near Peterson Lava

Antelope Fire
3 miles E of FS Road 22 near FS Road 900
10,195 acres TOTAL
59 % contained

191 acres
99% contained




9,978 acres 29% contained



53 acres 100% contained

21 acres
100% contained
Great Basin Incident Management Team 6 is managing the fires.  The complex includes 4 fires (Lava, Fox, Broadway, and Antelope) on the Ochoco National Forest and the Oscar Canyon Fire burning on the Prineville BLM within the North Fork Wilderness Study area. 

Although the cooler weather and additional resources have allowed for good containment progress on the Fox Fire, the potential for interior tree torching that can cause spot fires outside the line perimeter is a concern as the temperature increases and humidity levels go down.

CLOSURES: The Ochoco National Forest has issued an area closure that encompasses all National Forest system lands from Forest Road 42, along both the north and south forest boundary to Highway 26 on the west, with additional acreage north of the Mill Creek Wilderness. The closure covers all campgrounds, trailheads, forest roads, and developed facilities on National Forest System lands within the closure area.  The closure order and a map of the closure is located on the web at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3972
Pine Creek Complex
Now includes:
Pine Creek Fire
Jack Knife Fire
Black Rock Fire
Donny Brook Fire

Sherman County
Oregon Department of Forestry
Prineville BLM
Ash Butte Rangeland Fire Protection Association
Private lands



Donnybrook Fire
11 miles SW of Antelope

Black Rock Fire
3 miles NW of Clarno; NW of the Pine Creek Fire

Pine Creek Fire
 11 miles south of Fossil, in the Carrol Rim Area

Jack Knife Fire 8 miles SE of Grass Valley.
102,209acres TOTAL

22,763 acres
97% contained

35,938 acres
95% contained


30,245 acres
95% contained


13,263 acres
100% contained
 A Type II Western Montana Team (Fry) is managing these fires. All fires received varying amounts of rain yesterday from .01” to 0.4”. A warming and drying trend is predicted through this weekend with relative humidity dropping back down to 25-35 percent.

Crews are beginning the rehab process on all fires, which includes cleaning up dozer lines and other effects of fire suppression efforts.

NEW Public Information Line: 541-763-0917.  This line will be staffed from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

NEW Information available on the web:
Black Rock Fire:
Pine Creek Fire:
Jack Knife Fire:
Shaniko Butte
Warm Springs Reservation
12 miles north of the town of Warm Springs.

42,044 acre
85% containment
Oregon Incident Management Team 1 is managing the fire.  Sunshine and light winds rapidly dried roads on the Shaniko Butte Fire Thursday morning. This allowed firefighters to drive to the top of Mutton Mountains, allowing them to quickly attack the last unlined area of the fire. They completed firelines late Thursday evening.

For information on this fire, contact the Shaniko Butte incident at 541-553-8190, or look for information on at  http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3960/

All EVACUATIONS and CLOSURES associated with the Shaniko Butte Fire have been lifted.
Sunflower Fire
Umatilla National Forest


10 miles NNE of Monument
7,170 acres
80% containment
The Incident Management Team will be transitioning to a Type 3 organization Saturday, July 267. The smaller organization will secure the remaining containment lines and complete restoration work.

For more information contact the fire information line (1-800-923-6891) or find information on the web at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3964/

CLOSURES: As of Saturday, a smaller new area closure will go into effect to keep traffic away from areas where firefighters continue to work. Forest Road 22 (Top Road) will open. Please be careful when traveling these newly open roads. The area closure will be updated and announced on the Inciweb page listed above.
Waterman Complex
Oregon Department of Forestry
Ochoco National Forest
Bailey Butte (private land west of Mitchell).
Toney Butte (10 miles northeast of Spray, just east of Hwy 207).
Junction Springs

12,520 acres TOTAL
90% contained


Oregon Incident Management Team 3 is managing this incident.

Hwy 26 between Prineville and Mitchell has REOPENED to two way travel.  Oregon Department of Transportation is performing maintenance along the road to repair damage from the fire and thunderstorms. Please use caution when traveling through the area.

For more information, visit: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3961/

Fire Information Phone #: 541-787-4321

EVACUATIONS:  All evacuations have been lifted.
CLOSURES: Forest Roads 450, 2630, 150, 2200, 2210, 300, 2610, Buck Creek Road to its intersection with the east edge of the Mill Creek Wilderness and Forest Roads 650, 27, 2745, 010 and 2750.  Walton Lake, Round Mountain, Crystal Springs, Wildwood, Ochoco Divide and Whistler campgrounds are all closed.