Monday, July 21, 2014

Bridge 99 Complex Morning Update, 7/21

Monday, July 21, 2014   10:00 a.m.
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -
Incident Information Officer Jeanne Klein
Incident Command Post located at Sisters Middle School
Fire Information: (541) 549-3219
Bridge 99 Complex

Start date:

7/13/14
Cause:

Lightning
Estimated Size:
Bridge 99 Fire: 5,235 acres;
Bear Butte 2 Fire: 613  acres
Total complex acres  5,848
% Contained:

25%
# of Firefighters:

731
Injuries to date:

1
Estimated Containment Date:

N/A
Closures:
 Pioneer Ford, Lower Bridge, Allen Springs, Canyon Creek, Monty, Perry South, and Candle Creek Campgrounds; Portions of Forest Roads 12, 14, 1140, and 1420400. Jefferson Lake, Sugarpine Ridge, Shirley Lake, Cabot Lake Trails, and a 5 mile section of the Pacific Crest Trail. An area closure, as shown on Inciweb Map
# of 20-person hand crews:

18
# of helicopters:

2 Type I (Heavy),
2 Type II  (Medium),
2 Type III (Light)

Sisters OR – The Bridge 99 Fire is burning 18 miles northwest of the town of Sisters on Green Ridge, next to the Metolius River.  It increased by about 536 acres yesterday and is now 5,235 acres.  The acreage increase was due primarily to burn out activities on the north and east portions.  The perimeter of the fire held well and has not progressed any further towards Lake Billy Chinook.  It is now 25 percent contained.  The Bear Butte 2 Fire is about 7 miles northwest of the Bridge 99 Fire in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness of the Deschutes National Forest.  The southern portion of the Bear Butte 2 Fire was not very active yesterday and is approximately 613 acres on the Deschutes National Forest.  Fire management activities today will focus on strengthening containment lines and continuing burn outs on the northwest perimeter of the Bridge 99 fire.

Temperatures are expected to remain in the mid 80s and the relative humidity (the amount of moisture in the air) is predicted to be around 25%.  A fire weather watch has been issued for Central Oregon Tuesday.  The predicted fire behavior, or fire intensity will continue to challenge firefighting efforts.  The complex is burning in very steep and rugged country with heavy timber and brush at an elevation of 3,000 to 4,000’.  There has been one minor injury consisting of a sprained ankle.  Prevention of heat-related injuries and safely traveling to and from fire assignments has been a priority

The Bridge 99 Complex consists of two fires (the Bridge 99 Fire and the Bear Butte 2 Fire) started by lightning on Sunday, July 13.  The north portion of the Bear Butte 2 Fire lies on the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs lands and its management has been transferred to the Incident Management Team working on the Logging Unit Complex.  The southern portion of the Bear Butte 2 Fire remains in the Bridge 99 Complex.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department evacuation orders remain unchanged and are as follows:

All private lands along the Metolius River from Allen Springs Campground to Lake Billy Chinook (including the Metolius Arm) are in a Level III Evacuation Order.  The Three Rivers Subdivision is in a Level II Evacuation Order.  The subdivisions of Rim Park, Forest Park, and Air Park along with the Cove Palisades State Park are in a Level I Evacuation Order.  The Cove Palisades State Park remains open.

The following Forest Service roads, trails, campgrounds and lands are closed (There are no changes in the closure orders): 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, Monty, Perry South, 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.  An area closure has been designated on a map that is available on the Inciweb website listed below.  The fish hatchery his closed to the public.
For detailed information on the fire including Operational Period maps, area closure maps, and photos please visit: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3963/.
For information on smoke impacts to air quality in your community, go to the Oregon Smoke Blog at: http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com.


Central Oregon EVENING Fire Update, 7/20

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
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FIRE NEWS--Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
For Immediate Release:  July 20, 2014, 8:30 p.m.

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

Central Oregon –Gusty wind in the afternoon on the Ochoco and Waterman Complexes made it difficult for firefighters to secure lines.   However, cooler weather and cloud cover on the Bridge 99 Fire allowed crews to have a very successful day and crews were beginning burnout operations around 6:30 p.m. to strengthen containment lines.

A new fire #412, which began from a lightning struck tree in the general area of the Ochoco Complex, grew to 3 acres ; however, initial attack crews and engines were able to respond quickly though the fire is still active.  A house fire around noon near Turner Creek in the McKay Creek area spread to public lands on the Ochoco National Forest.  Engine crews responded to the fire and it was contained to 1/3 of an acre.    

Today, the Central Oregon District of the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and the Central Oregon Fire Management Service opened a Multi-Agency Coordination Center in Prineville in response to the numerous wildfires currently burning in Central Oregon.  The Coordination Center will focus its attention on the following combination of wildfires:

1.    The Bridge 99 Complex (Bridge 99 and Bear Butte 2 Fires) located on the Deschutes National Forest north of Sisters;

2.    The Shaniko Fire, Logging Unit Fire, and the portion of the Bear Butte 2 Fire located on the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation;

3.    The Waterman Complex (Bailey Butte, Toney Butte, and Junction Spring Fires) located on private land and the Ochoco National Forest west and north of Mitchell;

4.    The Pine Creek Complex (Pine Creek, Jack Knife, Black Rock Fires and Donnybrook Fires) located on Prineville District of the Bureau of Land Management  and private land south of Fossil and southeast of Grass Valley;

5.    The Ochoco Complex (Oscar, Lava, Antelope, Broadway, and Fox Fires) located on the Ochoco National Forest and the Prineville District of the Bureau of Land Management  near Big Summit Prairie southeast of Prineville;

6.    The Sunflower Fire located on Umatilla National Forest and private land northwest on Monument; and
The principal functions and responsibilities of the Multi-Agency Coordination Center (will include the following:

SEE ATTACHED UPDATE FOR FIRE INFORMATION



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.


 5,310 acres TOTAL
20% contained

Bridge 99 Fire is 4, acres

Bear Butte 2 Fire is  611 acres

CHANGE IN ACREAGES IS DUE TO THE TRANSFER OF A PORTION OF THE BEAR BUTTE 2 FIRE TO THE LOGGING UNITS FIRE



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

EVACUATIONS in place: All private lands along the Metolius River from Allen springs Campground to Lake Billy Chinook (including the Metolius Arm) are in a Level III Evacuation Order.  The Three Rivers Subdivision is in a Level II Evacuation Order.  The subdivisions of Rim Park, Forest Park, and Air Park along with the Cove Palisades State Park are in a Level I Evacuation Order.

CLOSURES:  Forest Road 12, from its intersection with Forest Roads 1270/1298 to Bridge 99, Forest Road 14, from Bridge 99 to its intersectin with Forest Road 1400/700(Allen Springs Campground), Forest Road 1140, from its intersection with Forest Roads 1150/118 to the intersection with Forest Road 1152, Forest Road 1154, from its intersection with Forest Road 1150 to the intersection with Forest Road 1140 an Forest Road 1420400.  The Jefferson Lake Trail (#40001.1), Sugarpine Ridge trail (#4002), Shirley Lake Trail (#4003), Cabot Lake Trail (#4003) and the Pacific Crest Trail north of the Shirley Lake Trail and south of the Willamette National Forest boundary in the Cathedral Rocks Area are closed.
Center Fire
Prineville BLM
Post-Paulina Rangeland Protection Association
3 miles NE of Post.
Private and
2,800 acres
25% contained
The fire made a run to the east yesterday causing significant growth in the fire acreage.
Logging Unit Fires
Warm Springs Reservation
Mt. Hood National Forest
Deschutes National Forest
North side of Bear Butte near the Bear Butte 2 fire
7,328 acres
Pacific Northwest Team 2 (Incident Commander Chris Schulte) took command of the Logging Unit Fires. The Logging Unit Fires currently include Camas Prairie, Logging Unit, Skyline, Haily and the north side of Bear Butte 2. The south side of Bear Butte 2 is being managed by the Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 2 (Incident Commander Brett FIllis).

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

EVACUATIONS: A Level 2 Notification has been issued to the residents of the Sid Walter Flat Area.  Approximately 54 residences are affected by the notification.  The fire is approximately 3.5 miles from the closest structure and 8 miles from the Incident Command Post on County Line Road.

CLOSURES:  On the Mt. Hood National Forest, Forest Road 4220 between Forest Road 46 and Warm Springs.  Closure area near Ollalie Lakes.

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



Oscar Canyon Fire
17 miles E of Post

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

Fox Fire
3 miles NW of the North Fork Wilderness Study area, near FS Road 4230.


Broadway Fire
S of FS Road 2630, near Peterson Lava

Antelope Fire
3 miles E of FS Road 22 near FS Road 900
2,596 acres TOTAL

234 acres
80% contained

168 acres





7,000 Acres







50 acres



21 acres
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.  The Oscar and Fox fires burned together today.

There was significant growth in the Fox Fire today with gusty winds throughout the afternoon pushing the fire to the south and east. The  Lava Fire experienced some moderate growth today, but was not as active as the Fox Fire.

Mopping up on the Broadway and Antelope fires is ongoing and the team hopes to move resources from those fires to the Fox and Lava fires in the next day or two.

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



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

Jack Knife Fire
Lower John Day Recreation Area, Sherman County, 8 miles SE of Grass Valley.

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

Donny Brook Fire
11 miles SW of Antelope

129,178 acres TOTAL

29,490 acres
15% contained



13,263 acres
80% contained



34,177 acres




22,756 acres
 A Type II Western Montana Team (Fry) is managing these fires and the team took over the management of the Donny Brook fire this morning.  The team felt that they had a very good day today on the firelines and made progress on suppression activities.

EVACUATIONS: Wheeler County Sheriff Dept. issued Level II Evacuation Orders for scattered homes in the Brush Creek area near Twickenham.

CLOSURES: The John Day River remains open; however, people recreating on the river should be aware that helicopters may be working in the area and dipping into the river and use appropriate caution.
Shaniko Butte
Warm Springs Reservation
12 miles north of the town of Warm Springs.

42,000 acre
50% containment
Oregon Incident Management Team 1 is managing the fire.  Firefighters were not able to complete their planned burnout operation today because the relative humidity was too high and horses had grazed the grass too short. The grass was cropped low and would not carry fire because it was just a little too damp, so the firefighters finally had to stop trying to ignite it. Crews used the extra time to further improve the line in preparation for later ignition, and also to more thoroughly patrol the river area and extinguish any hot spots that were discovered.

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/

EVACUATIONS:  Level 2 for all residences in the vicinity of Dant, OR and Level 1 for all residences in the vicinity of Road S-300 and in the Kaskela area.

CLOSURES: S-300/Highway 3 Junction and Redlake Cemetery Road/Highway 3 Junction.

The BLM OPENED the Lower Deschutes River today at 6 a.m. Rafters should be aware that river rangers may need to hold rafters at times to allow for water dips in the river by helicopters.
Sunflower Fire
Umatilla National Forest


10 miles NNE of Monument
5,900 acres
20% containment
The fire is burning on the south side of the Wall creek drainage between Happy and Wilson Creeks has moved into the Little Wilson and Big Wilson Creek drainages.  Localized winds caused torching and spotting throughout the day yesterday.

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: National Forest System Road (NFSR) 22 from the junction with NFSR 22 and NFSR 21 in Section 23, T6S, R26E to the south and east to the Section 20 & Section 21 border; thence southerly along the Section 20 & Section 21 border from the NFSR 22, Section 20 & 21 border junction to the NFSR 22 where it crosses the Section 29 & Section 28; thence south westerly on NFSR 22 to the junction with NFSR 23 in Section 29, T7S, R27; thence west on NFSR 23 to the junction with NFSR 2128 in Section 25 of T7S, R26E; thence northerly on NFSR 2128 to where it intersects with the Morrow County OHV park boundary on the northwest corner of Section 2, T7S, R26E; thence easterly and northerly along the boundary of OHV park to where the OHV park boundary meets the NFSR 22 road on the boundary of Section 23 & Section 26, T6S, R26E; thence northerly to the NFSR 22 and NFSR 21 junction in Section 23, T6S, R26E.
Ward Canyon
Private lands
South Sherman County
8 miles west of Antelope
Estimated at 15,000 acres
The fire continues to be managed by South Sherman County.
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

11,905 acres TOTAL
35% contained

Bailey Butte
9,685 acres
20% contained

Toney Butte
2,200 acres
100% contained

Junction Springs
20 acres
100% contained

#376
.25 acres
100% contained

Three fires and a small fire (.25 acres) are being managed as a complex. A Type II Incident Management Team has taken over management of the fire. For more information, visit: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3961/

Fire Information Phone #: 541-787-4321

Burnout operations on the fire had to be stopped due to windy conditions, but hope that those burnout operations can begin this evening as the winds reduce.  The Toney Butte Fire is considered a 100% contained and only aerial monitoring of the fire will continue

EVACUATIONS:  The Crook County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with fire managers, has lowered the Evacuation Notice to a Level 2 in the Marks Creek areas of 9 a.m. this morning.  The Evacuation Level for the West Branch area was lowered to a Level 2 today.

Hwy 26 remains closed 16 miles E of Prineville.  Hwy opening planned for tomorrow is delayed for 24 hours  because adverse wind conditions did not allow burnout operations to secure the road today.

ALTERNATE ROUTE BETWEEN PRINEVILLE AND MITCHELL: An alternate driving route through the Ochoco National Forest between Prineville and Mitchell is open, but the Forest Roads can be steep, rock and washed out in places.  People should have a map and an appropriate vehicle before choosing this route.

From Prineville, turn south on Combs Flat Road and continue east on Highway 380 past Post and Paulina.  About 5 miles east of Pualina, turn north on Wolf Creek Road and continue north to a Y where Forest Road 42 and Forest Road 58 depart.  Take Forest Road 42.  The road passes Salters Cabin campground and Wolf Creek campground as it enters the national forest.

Follow Forest Road 42 to Six Corners junction, then turn onto Forest Road 122, which leaves the junction heading east before turning north.  Stay on Forest Road 12 to its junction with Highway 26, about 10 miles east of Mitchell. 

For additional information, please contact Patrick Lair, Ochoco NF Public Affairs Officer, at 541-416-6647.

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.

Ochoco Complex Fire Update, 7/21

Ochoco Complex Fire Update
July 21, 2014
Fire Information:  208-741-9262

Start Date
Cause
Size
Engines
Crews
Dozers
Water Tender
Total Personnel
July 13
Lightning
6,301 acres
9
4
3
4
191

Summary: Lightning swept across the area July 13 starting many fires across the Forest and neighboring BLM land.  Five of these fires escaped initial attack and are now being managed as the Ochoco Complex.  Great Basin Management Team 6, under the direction of Incident Commander Tracy Dunford assumed command of the fire at 6 pm, July 19, 2014. 
·        Antelope Springs Fire:  Located near Antelope Spring, about 3 miles east of Forest Road 22 along Forest Road 900, near the Forest’s northern border.  21 acres
·        Broadway Fire:  Located south of Forest Road 22, near Peterson Lava.  53 acres
·        Fox Fire/Oscar Canyon:  Located approximately 3 miles northwest of the North Fork Wilderness Study Area, near Forest Road 4230 and 17 miles east of Post, Oregon.  6,036 acres
·        Lava Fire:  Located near the junction of Forest Roads 22 and 4210, near the northwest corner of Big Summit Prairie.  191 acres

Current Situation: Fire crews are patrolling and mopping up the Antelope and Broadway Fires today.   The Lava fire established a 5 acre spot in Howard Creek yesterday.  Fire crews were successful at slowing the progress of the spot fire. The Fox fire is the largest fire in the complex and now encompasses the Oscar Canyon Fire.  This fire grew significantly yesterday from approximately 2,100 acres to over 6,000 acres and progressed to the east and southeast and became well established in the Crooked River drainage. Partly cloudy and relatively cooler weather today, combined with light winds and moderate humidity will moderate fire behavior.  Firefighters will take advantage of today’s weather to make progress on fire containment before the predicted lightning comes through the area Tuesday and Wednesday.

Closures:  A Closure Order is in effect.  For the full Closure Order and Map, visit Inciweb at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3972/


Highway 26 remains closed to public traffic 15 miles east of Prineville to 8 miles west of Mitchell. For alternate routes, contact fire information at the Ochoco Complex 208-741-9262 or the Waterman Complex at 541-787-4321.

Waterman Complex Morning Fire Update - 7/21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2014 AM

Waterman Complex – Mitchell, Oregon
Information Center – 541-787-4321
Incident Commander Doug Johnson

Start Date
Cause
Total
Acres
Percent Containment
7/12/2014
Lightning
11,989
60%

Crews
Engines

Water
Tenders
Helos
Dozers

Total
Personnel
23
37
24
8
11
872

Adverse winds yesterday prevented completion of the planned burnout operations to secure the existing fire lines along the Forest Road 2630 to Highway (Hwy) 26.  The limited opening of the highway will not occur on today as scheduled.

Evacuation Notices
Wheeler County Sheriff and fire officials have lowered the Level 3 evacuation order for the West Branch area.  West Branch and Marks Creek residents will remain at the Level 2 preparedness.  Residents need to remain ready to evacuate should fire conditions warrant.  The Red Cross Shelter remains open at the Crook County High School in Prineville.

Current Situation
The Complex consists of four fires (Bailey Butte, Toney Butte, Junction Springs and Incident #376.)  The Bailey Butte fire is being actively managed.  The others are 100% contained and will continued to be monitored by air.

Bailey Butte Fire – 9,745 acres, 50% contained.  Due to an increase in relative humidity, firefighters were unable to complete the scheduled burnout operation early this morning. Crews worked all night into the early morning hours continuing the burnout operation from Corral Flats to the Hwy 26 corridor to provide a secure fire line along the highway.  When the burnout and hazard tree falling is complete, Hwy 26 will partially open as soon as it is deemed safe for travel.  Fire fighters are also mopping up hot spots, chipping debris removed from fire line preparation, using helicopters to drop water to cool hotspots, and holding established fire lines.

Toney Butte Fire – 2,229 acres, 100% contained.  The fire will be monitored by the air.  Smoke may be visible from interior burning.

Junction Springs Fire – 15 acres, 100% contained. This fire remains in patrol status and monitored by air.

Incident #376 - .25 acres, 100% contained.

Ochoco National Forest Closure Area:
A Forest Closure Order 06-07-01-14-001-01 is in effect on Ochoco National Forest System lands.  The closure prohibits the public from entering the Closure Area except under special exemption.  The closure is due to firefighting activities and the safety of the public within the Closure Area.  The public is encouraged to check with the Forest before they travel.  To view the entire Forest Closure Order please see the following link:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/centraloregon/alerts-notices/?aid=24081


Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR):  The TFR over the Toney Butte fire was removed.  One TFR remains in place over the Bailey Butte fire. Please check the NOTAM for current information.

For more information on the Waterman Complex visit:

Inciweb at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3961/

State and Federal Agencies Form Coordination Center for Managing Central Oregon Wildfires

State and Federal Agencies Form Coordination Center for Managing Central Oregon Wildfires
For Release:  July 20, 2014 
Contact:  David Morman, Information Officer, 541-233-3215

The Central Oregon District of the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and the Central Oregon Fire Management Service have opened a Multi-Agency Coordination Center in Prineville in response to the numerous wildfires currently burning in Central Oregon.
The Coordination Center will focus its attention on the following combination of wildfires:
1.    The Bridge 99 Complex (Bridge 99 and Bear Butte 2 Fires) located on the Deschutes National Forest north of Sisters;
2.    The Shaniko Fire, Logging Unit Fire, and the portion of the Bear Butte 2 Fire located on the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation;
3.    The Waterman Complex (Bailey Butte, Toney Butte, and Junction Spring Fires) located on private land and the Ochoco National Forest west and north of Mitchell;
4.    The Pine Creek Complex (Pine Creek, Jack Knife, Black Rock Fires and Donnybrook Fires) located on Prineville District of the Bureau of Land Management  and private land south of Fossil and southeast of Grass Valley;
5.    The Ochoco Complex (Oscar, Lava, Antelope, Broadway, and Fox Fires) located on the Ochoco National Forest and the Prineville District of the Bureau of Land Management  near Big Summit Prairie southeast of Prineville;
6.    The Sunflower Fire located on Umatilla National Forest and private land northwest on Monument; and
The principal functions and responsibilities of the Multi-Agency Coordination Center (will include the following:
  • Ensuring that each agency involved in wildfire incident management activities is providing appropriate situational awareness and resource status information;
  • Establishing priorities between wildfire incidents in concert with Incident Commanders;
  • Acquiring and allocating resources required by incident management personnel in concert with the priorities established by each Incident Commander;
  • Anticipating and identifying future resource requirements;
  • Coordinating and resolving policy issues arising from the wildfires; and
  • Providing strategic coordination as required.
Operational management of on-the-ground fire suppression actions will remain under the control of the seven Incident Commanders.
The Central Oregon District of the Oregon Department of Forestry spans ten Oregon counties from Hood River to Burns and La Pine to Long Creek.  The district has fire protection responsibility for 2.2 million acres of non-federal forest and range lands.  
Central Oregon Fire Management Service area includes federal lands in the the Deschutes National Forest, the Ochoco National Forest, the Crooked River National Grassland, and the Prineville District of the Bureau of Land Management. 
For information regarding Multi-Agency Coordination activities, contact Information Officer, David Morman, at 541-233-3215.
For information on the status of any of the wildfires being overseen by the Multi-agency Coordination Center, the public is encouraged to continue to use:
·         InciWeb (http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/38/)
·         Central Oregon Fire Information Blog (http://centralorfireinfo.blogspot.com/)
·         The Central Oregon Fire Information Line: (541) 416-6811
 Or, the information phone numbers established for the complexes:
1.    Bridge 99 Complex Fire Information: (541) 549-3219
2.    Waterman Complex Fire Information: (541) 787-4321
3.    Pine Creek Complex Fire Information: (541) 763-0917 / (541) 763-2067
4.    Ochoco Complex Fire Information: (208) 741-9262
5.    Sunflower Fire: (800) 923-6891
6.    Logging Unit Fire and Bear Butte 2 Fire (tribal portion): (541) 690-6681
7.    Shaniko Fire: (541) 553-8190

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