Thursday, August 14, 2014

Central Oregon Fire Update, 8/14

Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
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FIRE NEWS--Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
For Immediate Release:  August 14, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Central Oregon Fire Update

Central Oregon – Few reports have come in last night and this morning for new fire starts. With the current fire conditions, the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center will be issuing only one fire update each morning unless significant new fire activity occurs. 

The Type 3 team on the Muskrat Fire has transferred command of the fire back to the Deschutes National Forest.  Hand crews and wildland fire modules are assigned to the fire and will continue to hold containment lines, mop up, and begin rehab within the Three Sisters Wilderness.    
Emergency Area Closure:  The emergency closure of areas and trails in the vicinity of the fire was modified on August 14, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.  Key changes are highlighted below:
The following areas remain closed to provide for public and firefighter safety during mop-up, rehab and demobilization of fire equipment as much of this work will require delivery and removal of resources via helicopter.  
West Cultus boat-in Campground is closed.
Closed National Forest Service System Trails include:
·         Deer Lake Trail #6 from the Deer Lake Trailhead to the junction with Many Lakes Trail #15
·         Corral Swamp Trail #8 in its entirety
·         Teddy Lake Trail #5 in its entirety
·         Many Lakes Trail #15 in its entirety
·         Winopee Lake Trail #16 from the junction with the Corral Swamp/Metolius-Windigo Trail to the Pacific Crest Trail
·         Metolius Windigo Trail #99 from the junction with  Corral Swamp Trail #8 to the junction with Senoj Lake Trail #41.1
Big and Little Cove Campgrounds and the areas on the north shore of Cultus Lake are open.
Six Lakes Trailhead is open.   The Pacific Crest Trail remains open.

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. 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


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