Friday, July 3, 2015

7/2/15 Sugarloaf/Corner Creek Evening update

Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander
Fire Information: (541) 987-2348 
The Corner Creek Fire continues to burn actively on the west side of the South Fork John Day River, about 11 miles south of Dayville. Day shift firefighters worked to protect structures near the fire. They also worked to extinguish spot fires and start establishing control lines for the fire.  Night shift firefighters will concentrate on structure protection and preventing the fire from crossing the river.
The South Fork Road/Co. Rd. 42 has been closed to the general public from near Dayville to south of the US Forest Service 58 Road junction due to fire activity. Local traffic should drive with caution due to heavy fire-related traffic. A forest closure has been issued for part of the Ochoco National Forest near the Corner Creek Fire, including the Black Canyon Wilderness.
The Sugarloaf Fire has some active burning on the northeast edge in areas with heavy fuels. A little burnout and mop up continues in this area. The rest of the Sugarloaf Fire and all of the Blue Basin Fire have little heat and are being patrolled, with emphasis on the areas around the structures. Fire personnel and equipment not needed on these fires are being reassigned to the Corner Creek Fire.
The camp for firefighters assigned to these fires is on Highway 26 about 2.5 miles west of Dayville. Please drive with caution in this area and watch for heavy fire traffic.
A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the period of 3:00 p.m. Friday to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, indicating an increased chance of fire development and spread. The hot, dry weather with periods of gusty winds are expected to continue for several more days.
More information about these fires is available at Inciweb:

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