Monday, July 13, 2015

Corner Creek Fire Update Monday, July 13

Monday, July 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m.

Fire Information: (541) 987-2348

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.

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Closure Information

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:

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