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Sunday, August 3, 2014
Central Oregon MORNING Fire Update, 8/2
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FIRE NEWS--Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
For Immediate Release: August 3, 2014 11:00 a.m.
Central Oregon MORNING Fire Update
Central Oregon – Thunderstorms brought rain, wind and lightning to Central
Oregon yesterday, with over 250 strikes in 24 hours.
responded to several new starts across Central Oregon yesterday as afternoon thunderstorms
moved through the area. With the exception of a human caused fire near the
Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond, all fires were kept under 1 acre.
Castle Fire is now up to 22 acres and as of 1 p.m. Sunday, August 3, will be
managed by the Type II Oregon-California Incident Management Team 2, (Brett
Fillis). This is the same team that was in command of the Bridge 99 Complex. Firefighting efforts have been challenged by difficult
terrain and access to the fire area. Hotshot crews have put in containment
lines around the top of the fire, but cannot access the base of the fire, which
is in steep, rocky terrain.. 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.
South Fork Complex grew to 16,581 acres yesterday due to gusty winds and dry
fuels. The fire crossed Murderer’s Creek
and is actively burning to the north and northeast. Oregon Interagency Incident
Management Team 4 (Brian J. Watts) took command of the fire on Saturday, August
2, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Incident Command Post (ICP) has been set up at Gander
Ranch near Dayville, OR. These fires are located approximately 20 miles south
of John Day.
Incident Management Team 3 (Type II - Johnson) is still in command of the Sniption
Fire, 15 miles N of Fossil, OR. The fire
is 25,937 and is 90% contained. Oregon
Incident Management Team 3 is coordinating with Gillam County on response to
Haystack Complex is 1,740 acres and is 95% contained. Firefighters assigned to
this fire have been assisting in initial attack efforts to keep lightning
caused fires in the surrounding area small. For more information on the Haystack Complex