Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
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Prineville, OR 97754
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FIRE NEWS--Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
For Immediate Release: August 17, 2014 9:00 a.m.
Central Oregon Fire Update
Central Oregon – Few reports have come in for new fire starts over the last 24 hours. Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center and associated resources still remain at 100% initial attack capability due to a continued risk of wildfire in the area.
Public use restrictions as well as an Industrial Fire Precaution Level III (IFPL III) are still in place for Federal lands in Central Oregon. The public use restriction currently prohibits open fires, including charcoal fires, except in designated campgrounds. The IFPL III means that personal and commercial woodcutters are prohibited from operating power saws. Public use restrictions and the IFPL III apply to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests, Crooked River National Grassland, and the BLM Prineville District. For details on these specific restrictions, please contact the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center at 541-416-6811.
For maps and information on the current closures associated with wildfires on the Ochoco and Deschutes National Forests, visit their webpage at http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/deschutes/alerts-notices or call the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center.
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. Currently, the South Fork Complex is 66% contained with an estimated containment date of September 1, 2014. 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 http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/.