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Saturday, August 2, 2014
Central Oregon MORNING Fire Update, 8/2
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FIRE NEWS--Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
For Immediate Release: August 2, 2014 11:00 a.m.
Central Oregon MORNING Fire Update
Central Oregon – Initial attack resources continue to be challenged by high
temperatures and afternoon thunderstorms which have ignited dozens of new fires
in Central Oregon. Two more fires were reported last night, bringing the total to
30 fires reported in the past 24 hours. A Red Flag Warning for thunderstorms
bringing abundant lightning continues through 11 p.m. today.
Castle Fire outside of Sisters has now been absorbed into the Bridge 99 Complex
Type III Management team. The fire
slopped over lines created yesterday and due to the steepness of the terrain,
there is continued potential for growth as debris from inside the fire area
rolls down hill and outside preliminary fire lines. Hotshot crews and engines
will be aided by aerial resources battling the 13 acre fire today. 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
South Campground. An area closure is in
place for the Bridge 99 Complex fire and a map of this is available on the
Deschutes National Forest website under “Deschutes Fire Closures.”
addition to initial response efforts, Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF)
Incident Management Team 1 (Type 1 - Buckman) continued to work on three fires
called the Haystack Complex burning primarily on private lands. The fires 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.
Incident Management Team 3 (Type II - Johnson) took over management of the
Sniption Fire, 15 miles N of Fossil, OR, today.
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
Oregon Incident Management Team 4 (Type II-Watts) was ordered to take over
management of three fires (Murderer’s Creek, Buck Fork, and Placer Gulch)
around the South Fork of the John Day River.
The fires will be put into a complex and be called the South Fork