Central Oregon MORNING Fire Update
PRINEVILLE, Ore. – The Geneva 15 incident south of Lake Billy Chinook near the Three Rivers subdivision grew to 880 acres this morning, due in large part to burnout operations to construct containment lines around the blaze. Containment is up to 20% this morning and firefighters will be securing fire lines with the help of two helicopters. The fire was reported at approximately 4:00 p.m. yesterday and the cause has been determined to be lightning.
The Ten Mile Canyon Fire was turned over to a Type 4 team yesterday after containment lines held and containment increased to 90% on the 6,707 acres.
The Corner Creek Fire grew to 29,407 acres within the established containment lines. The south to southwest flanks of the fire are being mopped up as firefighters continue to extinguish burning material just inside the containment lines. Crews also mopped up within the Black Canyon Wilderness along the northern fire edge. Danger from snags, fire-weakened trees and steep terrain will determine the depth of the mop-up. The eastern flank of the fire has cooled and is now in patrol status. Little precipitation fell over the fire yesterday but cloud cover and cooler temperatures moderated fire behavior and helped achieve a fire containment of 70%.
As a reminder, several closures are still in place for the Corner Creek Fire including an Ochoco National Forest area closure and the South Fork Road/Co. Rd. 42 which is closed to the general public from near Dayville to south of the US Forest Service 58 Road junction due to fire activity. To read the entire closure order and view a map of the area closure, please visit the Ochoco National Forest website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/
Information about the Sugarloaf and Corner Creek Fires, managed by the Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 2 of Forestry Team 2, can be found athttp://inciweb.nwcg.gov/