Tuesday, December 8, 2015
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Approximately forty campers from the E Loop of Cove Palisades State Park Campground and sixty residents from a nearby subdivision were evacuated earlier today as fire pushed by strong winds quickly burned through sagebrush, juniper and grass. Local farmers spotted the fire around 10:30 am and took action to suppress it until fire personnel arrived. Firefighters from Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), and Ochoco and Deschutes National Forests joined firefighters from Jefferson County Rural Fire Department #1 to check the spread of the fire. Emergency personnel from Oregon State Police and Warm Springs Police Department assisted Sheriff Jim Adkins and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in notifying residents and campers to evacuate the area. The evacuation order has been lifted and evacuees have returned to their homes and camps. Two vacant homes and several outbuildings were destroyed by the fire, but no injuries to the public or emergency personnel were reported. Investigators from Oregon State Police and Oregon Department of Forestry determined the cause to be bbq briquettes which were improperly disposed of. Fuel conditions throughout central Oregon remain extreme; fire managers urge Oregonians to be vigilant about prevention and limit the risk of starting a wildfire by continuing to practice fire safety awareness. The public is also reminded that campfires are banned on Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests, Prineville BLM, Oregon Department of Forestry protected lands, and Oregon State Parks.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Friday, August 7, 2015
Saturday, July 25, 2015
PRINEVILLE, Ore. – Crews are working to contain a fire that was started last night nine miles southeast of Dufur,Oregon, north of Maupin. The Oak Canyon Fire 60% contained at 930 acres and is burning in light grasses, brush and some juniper on private lands.
Two 20-person crews are working the fire in addition to five rappellers, six engines, four helicopters and two Single Engine Air Tankers. Aerial resources supported the crews on the ground in addition to helping to keep the fire out of the Deschutes River basin. Fire line has nearly been completed around the fire area and crews will continue to work into the evening and tomorrow securing those lines. The fire is human caused and was ignited approximately 6:00 p.m. on July 24.
Additionally, fire officials and law enforcement officials extinguished three unauthorized campfires throughout the day. As a reminder, Central Oregon is currently in Public Use Restrictions, which means that campfires are prohibited outside of designated campgrounds in established fire rings. For more information on these restrictions, including a list of designated campgrounds visit this website.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
The Corner Creek Fire remains at 29,407 acres. The fire received at least a 1/2 inch of rain yesterday dropping fire activity to minimal levels and helping firefighters reach 80% containment. Crews and other resources continued to mop-up along containment lines extinguishing any burning and smoldering materials.
Although fireline construction is now completed around the entire perimeter of the fire there is a difficult section of indirect fireline within the Black Canyon Wilderness that needs to be secured. To ensure this steep and rugged section of the fire is contained, a burnout operation likely needs to occur when the weather and fuel conditions allow. Crew and resource numbers will be reduced awaiting the arrival of favorable burning conditions anticipated later in the week.
Firefighters will continue to improve and secure constructed line in the meantime.
Today, weather permitting, firefighters will concentrate on the southern and western portions of the fireline for continued mop-up and repair of all fire suppression efforts, including heavy equipment lines, hand lines, spike camps, etc. Resource advisors are working closely with Oregon IMT2 to address these impacts and are implementing suppression repair strategies. The east side of the fire remains in patrol status.
Today's weather forecast is for partly cloudy weather with a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will remain mild today with relative humidity between 30 – 40%.
A Type 3 Incident Management team (Incident Commander Romero) will take command of the Corner Creek Fire on Tuesday, July 14 at 6 a.m.
For additional Information, please visit: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4349 and http://centralorfireinfo.blogspot.com/
Road Closure: South Fork Road/County Road 42 remains closed to the general public from near Dayville to south of Forest Road 58 junction due to fire activity.
Area Closure: On the North, from the Ochoco National Forest (N.F.) boundary at the North Fork of Birch Creek in Township 13S, Range 25E, Section 30, south to the Ochoco N.F. Boundary near the junction of Forest Roads 58 and 030 and all roads, trails and Forest lands east to the Ochoco N. F. Boundary (see Inciweb map). See closure details at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/maps/4349/10/.