Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Central Oregon Fire Update, 8/20



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


Contact:  Media Desk:  541-416-6811           
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FIRE NEWS--Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
For Immediate Release:  August 20, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Central Oregon Fire Update

Central Oregon – Firefighters on the Ferguson Springs Fire, located approximately 9 miles SE of Prineville Reservoir, are mopping up and holding the dozer lines around the fire.  Very little to no smoke has been detected this morning after the work done over the past two days.  This fire is now 80% contained and will be transferred to Type 4 command this afternoon.  The cause of this fire has been determined to be lightning. 

Yesterday afternoon, an approximately 6-acre fire was reported 3 miles north of Rager Ranger Station.  Crews have been able to maintain it at this size with no perimeter growth and will continue to work this fire throughout the day today.

No growth has occurred on the 2.25 acre fire in the Mt Jefferson Wilderness as smokejumpers continue to make progress on this fire.  Resources continue to be available to respond to any new reports that come in as fire danger is still high for Central Oregon.   

Public use restrictions as well as an Industrial Fire Precaution Level III (IFPL III) are still in place for Federal lands in Central Oregon.  The public use restriction currently prohibits open fires, including charcoal fires, except in designated campgrounds.  IFPL III means that personal and commercial woodcutters are prohibited from operating power saws.  Public use restrictions and the IFPL III apply to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests, Crooked River National Grassland, and the BLM Prineville District.  For details on these specific restrictions, please contact the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center at 541-416-6811. 

The South Fork Complex is located 5 miles south of Dayville around the south fork of the John Day River.  The fire is burning in a mix of private, BLM, U.S. Forest Service, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife managed lands. Currently, the South Fork Complex is 83% contained with an estimated containment date of September 1, 2014.  There are continued closures in place due to fire activity.  The fire information number for this incident is 866-347-0636 or find the most recent closures and announcements at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Central Oregon Fire Update, 8/19



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                              
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FIRE NEWS--Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
For Immediate Release:  August 19, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Central Oregon Fire Update

Central Oregon – Approximately 30 new smoke reports have come in to the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center over the last 24 hours as a result of a lightning storm on Sunday evening.  The majority of these fires have been able to be maintained to less than an acre. 

The Ferguson Springs Fire was detected yesterday afternoon and is located approximately 9 miles SE of Prineville Reservoir within the Ochoco National Forest.  By last night, the fire had grown to approximately 48 acres.  Resources working this fire include 2 hand crews, 4 engines, a dozer, and a helicopter.    There is also a fire of approximately 2.25 acres in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness in the Deschutes that 10 smokejumpers are actively working on. 

Public use restrictions as well as an Industrial Fire Precaution Level III (IFPL III) are still in place for Federal lands in Central Oregon.  The public use restriction currently prohibits open fires, including charcoal fires, except in designated campgrounds.  IFPL III means that personal and commercial woodcutters are prohibited from operating power saws.  Public use restrictions and the IFPL III apply to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests, Crooked River National Grassland, and the BLM Prineville District.  For details on these specific restrictions, please contact the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center at 541-416-6811. 

The South Fork Complex is located 5 miles south of Dayville around the south fork of the John Day River.  The fire is burning in a mix of private, BLM, U.S. Forest Service, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife managed lands. Currently, the South Fork Complex is 78% contained with an estimated containment date of September 1, 2014.  There are continued closures in place due to fire activity.  The fire information number for this incident is 866-347-0636 or find the most recent closures and announcements at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Central Oregon Fire Update, 8/18



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                               
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FIRE NEWS--Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
For Immediate Release:  August 18, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Central Oregon Fire Update

Central Oregon – Great progress is being made on the Muskrat Fire in the Three Sisters Wilderness of the Deschutes National Forest.  This fire has been determined to be 100% contained, with district personnel monitoring existing containment lines.   Resources and equipment are being released from this fire to be available to respond to other incidents.  There are still closures in places associated with the Muskrat Fire and other fires in Central Oregon.  For maps and information on the current closures associated with wildfires on the Ochoco and Deschutes National Forests, visit their webpage at http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/deschutes/alerts-notices or call the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center.

A lightning storm brought approximately 2500 strikes into Central Oregon yesterday afternoon and last night.  The Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center is prepared to respond to any new fire reports that may come in as a result.   Currently, a few reports have come in both last night and this morning.       

Public use restrictions as well as an Industrial Fire Precaution Level III (IFPL III) are still in place for Federal lands in Central Oregon.  The public use restriction currently prohibits open fires, including charcoal fires, except in designated campgrounds.  The IFPL III means that personal and commercial woodcutters are prohibited from operating power saws.  Public use restrictions and the IFPL III apply to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests, Crooked River National Grassland, and the BLM Prineville District.  For details on these specific restrictions, please contact the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center at 541-416-6811. 

The South Fork Complex is located 5 miles south of Dayville around the south fork of the John Day River.  The fire is burning in a mix of private, BLM, U.S. Forest Service, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife managed lands. Currently, the South Fork Complex is 72% contained with an estimated containment date of September 1, 2014.  There are continued closures in place due to fire activity.  The fire information number for this incident is 866-347-0636 or find the most recent closures and announcements at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Central Oregon Fire Update, 8/17



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:  August 17, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Central Oregon Fire Update

Central Oregon – Few reports have come in for new fire starts over the last 24 hours.   Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center and associated resources still remain at 100% initial attack capability due to a continued risk of wildfire in the area. 

Public use restrictions as well as an Industrial Fire Precaution Level III (IFPL III) are still in place for Federal lands in Central Oregon.  The public use restriction currently prohibits open fires, including charcoal fires, except in designated campgrounds.  The IFPL III means that personal and commercial woodcutters are prohibited from operating power saws.  Public use restrictions and the IFPL III apply to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests, Crooked River National Grassland, and the BLM Prineville District.  For details on these specific restrictions, please contact the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center at 541-416-6811. 

For maps and information on the current closures associated with wildfires on the Ochoco and Deschutes National Forests, visit their webpage at http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/deschutes/alerts-notices or call the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center.

The South Fork Complex is located 5 miles south of Dayville around the south fork of the John Day River.  The fire is burning in a mix of private, BLM, U.S. Forest Service, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife managed lands. Currently, the South Fork Complex is 66% contained with an estimated containment date of September 1, 2014.  There are continued closures in place due to fire activity.  The fire information number for this incident is 866-347-0636 or find the most recent closures and announcements at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/

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