Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lost Hubcap Fire Update, 9/2

Lost Hubcap Fire
Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 2, IC Cline
September 2, 2014                         8:00 a.m.
Fire Information Phone: 541-421-3039

Current Situation:

The big news at the 5:30 am briefing today was about the predicted cold front that will pass over the fire today.  Dennis Parelli, fire behavior analyst, advised the crews to expect the cold front to reach the fire between noon and 3:00 pm today.  This change in weather will bring increased winds that will intensify fire behavior.  He stated that “these winds without any moisture will test the firelines.  If an ember crosses the fireline, expect spotting up to half a mile.”

All fire fighters are taught L.C.E.S. which stands for Lookouts, Communications, Escape Routes, and Safety Zones.  Each day fire fighters apply this acronym to stay safe while working.  When weather conditions change it is especially important for them to be aware of their surroundings.

Safety officers are on the fireline and in fire camp on every shift to ensure that fire fighters are working safely and to be there should an emergency arise.  Paramedics are stationed on the fireline to give immediate first aid to injured fire fighters.  Safety plans are part of every incident action plan that are prepared for every shift.  Part of the safety plan includes identified air and ground transportation resources to transport to the closest medical facilities.

There have been no injuries to incident fire fighters

“Today the wind will challenge our fireline, we have prepared, are set up and ready to meet that challenge” said Joe Hessel, day operations chief.

The incident command post is located at 289 East Hardisty St. (in the community center), Long Creek, OR.


Fire at a Glance (09/02/14)

Size:   2,984 acres
Cause: under investigation
Containment:  40%
Expected Containment Date:  9-6-14
Crews and Equipment:
 Crews:                  21
  Air Tankers:          0
  Helicopters:          6
  Engines:                19
  Dozers:                   5
  Water Tenders:      9
 Total personnel:  622
Estimated Costs to Date: $1.71 M

For More Information:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry<http://www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry>
InciWeb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4096



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