Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Central Oregon MORNING Fire Update 7/15 10:00 a.m.

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:  July 15, 2014, 10:00 a.m.

Central Oregon MORNING Fire Update
Central Oregon –Busy days and busy nights continue for fire management personnel in Central Oregon.  Resources from the Oregon Department of Forestry, BLM, and the Forest Service are engaged throughout the area and adjacent areas.

Fire Name
Birch Creek
2 miles NE of Spanish Peak and 8 miles SW of Dayville
Private protected land
42 acres
Lower fire intensity overnight and the fire is 80% lined.
Bridge 99
½ mile east of Lower Bridge Campground, 9 miles north of Camp Sherman off of FS Rd.
Deschutes NF
300 acres
Type II team will begin managing the fire later today.  The fire is holding on the ridge and south of Parker Creek.  Adjacent fire (#318) is approx. 20 acres. Lower Bridge, Allen Springs, and Pioneer Ford campgrounds are closed.  Green Ridge Lookout is closed and people are asked to avoid the area of Lower Bridge, Allen Springs, and Pioneer Ford campgrounds as road closures are being established in the area.  Camp Sherman area currently is free of smoke though there is smoke further north.
Cabin Lake
4 miles NE of Cabin Lake, Lake County
Deschutes NF
66 acres
The fire currently is staying within containment lines.  Active burning in the interior of the fire that crews are working on.
Jack Knife
Lower John Day Recreation Area, Sherman County, 8 miles SE of Grass Valley. 
Prineville BLM
3500 acres .
Active burning through the evening on the north flank of the fire.  The most active burning is in the north and is headed toward the John Day River corridor.  Rafters should be aware that helicopters may be working in the area and dipping into the river and use appropriate caution.

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