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Saturday, August 2, 2014
Central Oregon EVENING Fire Update, 8/2
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FIRE NEWS--Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
For Immediate Release: August 2, 2014 6:00 p.m.
Central Oregon EVENING Fire Update
Central Oregon – Firefighters responded to several new starts across Central
Oregon as afternoon thunderstorms moved through the area. The largest fire at
press time was a brush fire south west of the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in
Redmond. Firefighters responded quickly to the brush fire and contained it at 8
acres. Work will continue through the evening on all new starts.
winds increased fire activity on the South Fork Complex this afternoon,
combining the Placedor Gulch Fire with the Murderer’s Creek Fire, which has jumped
Murderer’s Creek and is actively burning
on BLM land, east of the South Fork of the John Day River. Firefighting crews
and engines are being assisted by airtankers and heavy equipment.
Castle Fire on the Bridge 99 Complex continued to slowly creep downhill today. Firefighting efforts have been challenged by
difficult terrain and access to the fire area. Hotshot crews have been working
to put in containment line and have been aided by aerial resources. A Level 3
Evacuation remains in place for Monty Campground on the Sisters Ranger District
of the Deschutes National Forest, as does a Level 1 Evacuation for the Perry
Incident Management Team 3 (Type II - Johnson) continued to make good progress
on the Sniption Fire, 15 miles N of Fossil, OR.
The fire is on approximately 25,000 acres of private and BLM managed
lands and is 60% contained. Oregon
Incident Management Team 3 is coordinating with Gillam County on response to
Haystack Complex is 1,740 acres and is 80% contained. The three fires are
burning primarily on private land and are located 3 miles NE of Spray (Haystack
Fire), 3 miles NE of Dayville (Throop Fire) and 7 miles NE of Monument (Steet
Fire). For more information on the
Haystack Complex call 503-758-8253.