Corner Creek Fire Update
Wednesday, July 08, 2015, 9:00 a.m.
Fire Information: (541) 987-2348
The Corner Creek Fire grew slightly to 28,766 acres yesterday. The moderate weather conditions on the fire allowed crews to continue strengthening the fire lines along the perimeter. The Corner Creek Fire stayed within established containment lines. Helicopter water drops successfully checked the spread of the fire along unlined fire edge.
The fire is 40 percent contained and 866 people are assigned to the Corner Creek Fire suppression effort. Today’s focus continues on securing the fire’s perimeter and mopping up hot spots inside the fire line.
Today at 6:00 a.m., the Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 2, headed by Incident Commander Brett Fillis, took over management of the Corner Creek Fire. The fire had been managed since July 2 by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Incident Management Team 1, led by Incident Commander John Buckman.
The fire is burning on public lands managed by the Ochoco National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management – Prineville District, with some private lands within or near to the burned area. The fire started June 29 from a lightning strike in the Black Canyon Wilderness.
The north end of the fire is burning in the Black Canyon Wilderness, with rugged terrain and limited access. Management of this section of the fire has been split into a separate branch to maintain a safe span of control for the fire organization. Crews are building containment lines in this area using light-on-the-land suppression tactics. They are camping in a remote “spike” camp to the west of the wilderness to reduce travel times to their work areas.
Aircraft assigned to the Corner Creek Fire were used yesterday to help with firefighting efforts on the West Fork Fire, located 10 miles southeast of Dayville on the Malheur National Forest.
For additional Information, please visit: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4349 and http://centralorfireinfo.blogspot.com/
Road Closure: 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.
Area Closure: On the North, from the Ochoco Forest boundary at the North Fork of Birch Creek in Township 13S, Range 25E, Section 30, south to the Ochoco Forest Boundary near the junction of the 58 and 030 roads (including Sugar Creek Campground), and all roads, trails and Forest lands east to the Ochoco Forest Boundary (see Inciweb map).
Detailed closure information is located at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/maps/4349/10/