FIRE NEWS--Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
For Immediate Release: August 6, 2014 10:00 a.m.
Central Oregon MORNING Fire Update
Central Oregon –Firefighters quickly responded
to two new fires on the Crescent Ranger District of the Deschutes
National Forest yesterday, keeping them under 1 acre. There are over 150
fires across Central Oregon--most less than an acre--that have started since July 28. All fires that have been contained and mopped up are being monitored and patrolled.
Goose Paint Fire nine miles north of Mitchell, Oregon did not grow
yesterday. Firefighters have put containment line around the fire and will
continue improving that line today. The Goose Paint Fire is burning on 190 acres in a mix of private and BLM-administered lands.
South Fork Complex continues to be managed by Oregon Incident
Management Team 4 (Type II-Watts). The fire is now reported at 35,965
acres and is 15% contained. This group of fires is located south of John
Day, Oregon and east of the Ochoco National Forest. For specific
information about this incident, please call (866) 347-0636.
Castle Fire burning south of the Metolius River on the Sisters Ranger
District, Deschutes National Forest is now 60% contained and remains at
16 acres. An area closure remains in place for the Sisters Ranger
District, which includes the Monty Campground.
Red Flag Warning has been issued for northeast Oregon and southeast
Washington, which will also be bringing increased winds to Central
Oregon this afternoon.
on these fires and other large fires burning throughout the country can
be found on a national incident management website called Inciweb atwww.inciweb.nwcg.gov