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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Central Oregon MORNING Fire Update, 7/23
Interagency Dispatch Center
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Prineville, OR 97754
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FIRE NEWS--Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
For Immediate Release: July 23, 2014 9:40 a.m.
Central Oregon MORNING Fire Update
YELLOW Highlight indicates changed information since the last
Oregon- A Red Flag Warning for abundant lightning is in effect
until 5 p.m. this afternoon for lands
within the Central Oregon management
area. From approximately 3 p.m.
yesterday through this morning
59 new incidents were reported to the
Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center.
Many of those incidents were single trees or small acreages and
were lined and contained quickly.The
Cline Buttes area near Redmond and the Ochoco National Forest received
the most reports of new incidents.
Crews will continue to respond to
incidents and monitor areas for new starts.
If the weather over the weekend warms, as it is predicted, the Central
Oregon area could see new fire starts despite the rain that came through with the recent lightning.
Bridge 99 - ½ mile east of Lower Bridge
Campground, 9 miles north of Camp Sherman off of FS Rd.
Bear Butte 2 adjacent to Jefferson Creek and
west of Park Creek drainage within the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness.
to decreased fire activity, evacuation levels have been reduced and some
closures have been lifted.
EVACUATIONS: All private lands along the
Metolius River from Allen Springs Campground to Lake Billy Chinook (including
the Metolius Arm) are at a Level 2 Evacuation Order. The Three Rivers Subdivision is at a Level
1 Evacuation Order. The subdivisions
of Rim Park, Forest Park, and Air Park along with the Cove Palisades State
Park are at a Level I Evacuation Order.
Monty and Perry South Campgrounds are
CLOSURES: 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 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.
3 miles NE of Post.
No additional updated information.
Hood National Forest
North side of Bear Butte near the Bear Butte
Prairie/ Logging Unit
Butte 2 – North
Pacific Northwest Team 2 (Incident Commander Chris
Schulte) took command of the Logging Unit Fires. The Logging Unit Fires
include Camas Prairie, Logging Unit, Skyline, Haily and the north side of
Bear Butte 2.
From the Cascade
Crest east across the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs lands, between
1,500-1,700 lightning strikes were received yesterday afternoon and evening. As weather warms in the coming days, an
increase in initial attack activity is expected.
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: The Mt Hood NF will be lifting the closure on the
Ollalie Scenic Area today.
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 pavemet, 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)
National Forest Service
the junction of FS Road 22 and FS Road 4210, near the NW corner of Big Summit
Fire/Oscar Canyon Fire
miles NW of the North Fork Wilderness Study
FS Road 2630, near Peterson Lava
miles E of FS Road 22 near FS Road 900
6,116 Acres 18% contained
53 acres 100% contained
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.
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 Fire
Jack Knife Fire
Black Rock Fire
Donny Brook Fire
Department of Forestry
Butte Rangeland Fire Protection Association
11 miles SW of Antelope
3 miles NW of Clarno; NW of the Pine Creek
miles south of Fossil, in the Carrol Rim Area
Knife Fire 8 miles SE of Grass
II Western Montana Team (Fry) is managing these fires.
the fires received varying amounts of rain yesterday. Concerns for today are
continued lightning and high winds during operations. Crews extinguished two lightning-caused
small fires, totaling about 3 acres, yesterday.
NEW Public Information Line:
541-763-0917. This line will be
staffed from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
All EVACUATIONS and CLOSURES associated with the Shaniko Butte Fire have been lifted.
10 miles NNE of Monument
cold front brought cooler temperatures, showers, and thunderstorms over the
fire area yesterday. Fire activity limited to ground fire and isolated tree
torching, smoldering, and creeping inside the fire perimeter was observed.
Crews made excellent progress extinquishing hot spots and securing line in
the southern portion of the fire. Crews also made good progress conducting
mop-up and dozer line repair in the northern portion of the fire.
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.
8 miles west of Antelope
at 15,000 acres
The fire continues to be managed by South
Department of Forestry
Bailey Butte (private land west of
Toney Butte (10 miles northeast of Spray,
just east of Hwy 207).
12,520 acres TOTAL
Oregon Incident Management Team 3 is
managing this incident.
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
EVACUATIONS: The Marks Creek Evacuation Notice was
lifted today. The West Branch Notice
was lifted yesterday.
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.