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
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.

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:  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

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:

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:
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

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:

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:

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.

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