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Incident Information -- Northwest Large Fire Information Summary

A Large Fire as defined by the National Wildland Coordinating Group, is any wildland fire in timber 100 acres or greater, and 300 acres or greater in grasslands/rangelands, or has an Incident Management Team assigned to it.

Information received from the National ICS-209 incident reporting database for large fires is updated each morning, and shows what has been reported by the Incident Commander the previous day at 7:00 PM. Information shown for each fire incident on the current day may not reflect changes made since the previous days ICS-209 input.

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Updated:    Wednesday, 18th July 2018 at 03:44:58 PM

Ben Lane

General Info
Ben Lane OR-WSA-000065
5 miles NW of Warm Springs, OR 437
2018-07-16 Under Investigation
70 0000-00-00
grass, brush USDI Bureau of Indian Affairs
Resources
0 0 0 0
Incident Contacts

Status

2018-07-17 16:38:34

Cemetery

General Info
Cemetery OR-PRD-000701
32 miles east-southeast of Prineville, OR 1300
2018-07-16 Lightning
20 2018-07-31
Tall grass, brush, and timber USDI Bureau of Land Management
Resources
187 4 1 13
Incident Contacts

541-316-7711 E-mail: CentralORFireInfo@gmail.com

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5942/

http://www.centraloregonfire.org/

Status

Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 8 (Team 8), Incident Commander, Doug Johnson, assumed management of the Cemetery Fire this morning at 6:00 am. The incident command post (ICP) is located at the Paulina School and fire camp is located at the Rodeo Grounds in Paulina, Oregon. The Cemetery Fire was started by early morning lightning storms on July 16th and is burning on Ochoco National Forest, Prineville District Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Department of Forestry protected private lands, and Post-Paulina Rangeland Fire Protection Association protected lands. Team 8 would like to thank Central Oregon Fire Management Service (COFMS) Team 3, incident commander Don Tschida, for the excellent work during the initial and extended attack of the Cemetery Fire. General Updates: Firefighters, supported by aerial operations of water and retardant drops, worked diligently yesterday to surround the 1,300 acre fire. Gusty winds and low humidity provided suppression challenges to ground firefighting resources. Large islands of unburned fuels continue to burn within the interior of the fire. Values at Risk include grazing and private lands, Greater Sage Grouse habitat, and timber. Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Information Center: (541) 316-7711. E-mail: CentralORFireInfo@gmail.com Information Websites: Twitter: @centralorfireinfo Blog Site: www.centralorfire.org Weather: A Red Flag Warning is in effect until 8 pm tonight for low humidity and gusty winds. Temperatures are forecasted for 90-93 degrees with humidity of 8-11%. Winds will become northwest 8 – 12 mph with gusts to 26 mph. Current Fire Information: Today, firefighters will hold and improve established fire lines, look for spots of heat, and begin mop-up operations. Aerial assets are available if needed. Resources: 1-type 1 crew, 1-type 2 initial attack crews, 7-type 2 crews, 13-engines, 2-skigengines, 1-heavy helicopters, 1-medium helicopter, 3-dozers, and 5-water tenders.

2018-07-18 15:27:23

Garner Complex

General Info
Garner Complex OR-7125-016619
Southwest Oregon 960
2018-07-15 Lightning
0 2018-07-31
Timber (grass, litter and understory) OR Dept. of Forestry
Resources
542 18 8 9
Incident Contacts

541-474-3152 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5935/

Status

Yesterday afternoon and through the night fire crews scouted the 12 fires that make up the Garner complex. The crews are working to prioritize these fires. The plan is to fully contain the smaller fires, construct fireline around the larger ones, while continually looking for new unaccounted for fires. The objectives today for the Grave Creek branch will be to keep the fires east of Grave Creek, north of Pease Springs and Buck Springs. For the Pleasant Creek fire, the goals is to keep the fire west of Pleasant Creek and south of the 33-4-22 road. The objectives for the Spencer Creek branch are to keep fires east of 37-6-36 road, north of China Creek road, west of Water Gap road and south of 38-6-6 road. More firefighters and equipment have been ordered and will be arriving to aid in the suppression efforts. With six incident management teams deployed to the region, resources (fire crews, air support & equipment) are scarce. Weather forecasters predict hot and dry weather again today with gusty winds tonight. These conditions, along with low relative humidity, can cause very active fire behavior. The Incident Command Post and fire camp is set up at the BLM Sprague Seed Orchard located at 1980 Russell Rd in Merlin.

2018-07-18 15:38:39

Hendrix

General Info
Hendrix OR-RSF-000278
3 miles SW of Ashland, OR 550
2018-07-15 Lightning
5 2018-07-31
10
Timber USDA Forest Service
Resources
233 6 1 8
Incident Contacts

541-618-2113

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5939/

https://tinyurl.com/y7dq7yaj

rrsnf.hendrixfire@gmail.com

Status

The Hendrix Fire is located along the border of Oregon Department of Forestry lands and Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest administered lands near Hells Peak. This fire is challenging firefighters with suppression efforts. Fire activity yesterday was active with uphill runs, torching, and short-range spotting. Resources assigned to the Hendrix Fire include 3 hotshot crews, 5 hand crews, 6 engines, 2 dozers, 5 helicopters and 5 engines for initial attack. Firefighters are suppressing the fire where they can do so safely and effectively to protect values at risk, including industrial timber lands, residential structures, and private property. Yesterday, fire behavior increased in the afternoon due to the extreme temperatures and gusty winds. The fire made a run to the SE and crossed Seven Mile Ridge, with spots across the 620 Road. The north and west flanks are continuing to hold. Aerial resources supported suppression efforts dropping retardant and water. Today, firefighters will continue to scout, establish and hold control lines and evaluate alternatives to try to secure line and minimize spread east of Seven Mile Ridge and west of Hells Peak. Smoke information: http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com

2018-07-18 15:37:00

Natchez

General Info
Natchez OR-RSF-000348
15 miles SW of Cave Junction 250
2018-07-15 Lightning
0 2018-10-31
Timber, chaparral, and hardwood litter USDA Forest Service
Resources
129 5 0 2
Incident Contacts

509-207-9112

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5948/

Status

The Natchez Fire is estimated to be approximately 250 acres in size, and it has spotted over a ridgeline onto the Klamath National Forest in Del Norte County, CA. The fire is located 15 miles southwest of Cave Junction, OR. Air tankers were working the fire Tuesday afternoon, and the Incident Management Team (Lawson) is currently managing the Natchez Fire. Four 20-person had crews are assigned with additional resources on order. Power Line #33, which runs from Cave Junction, OR to Happy Camp, CA is threatened, but currently not impacted. Two fires located in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness are also managed by the team. The Klondike Fire is approximately 100 acres and the Granite Fire is approximately 50 acres. Helicopters have been helpful in slowing upslope fire movement, although Tuesday night strong east winds caused the fire to breach containment lines. Fire managers are considering all opportunities for continued direct attack. The Incident Command Post is in process of being set up at Lake Selmac near Selma, OR.

2018-07-18 15:44:56

Rattlesnake

General Info
Rattlesnake WA-COA-180090
Approximately 45 miles SE of Keller, WA and west of Lincoln boat launch. 2773
2018-07-12 Human
100 2018-07-19
1
4
Fallen dead trees, grass, sagebrush and bitterbrush in steep terrain USDI Bureau of Indian Affairs
Resources
273 7 1 23
Incident Contacts

509-634-3100 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Status

Temperatures are expected to increase over the new few days. Fire activity yesterday was minimal.

2018-07-18 06:53:48

Rocky Reach

General Info
Rocky Reach WA-SES-000322
5 miles northeast of Wenatchee, WA 3386
2018-07-13 under investigation
70 2018-07-19
0
0
grass, brush, and timber WA Dept. of Natural Resources
Resources
102 3 0 5
Incident Contacts

360-317-8911

https://www.facebook.com/Rocky-Reach-Fire-info-2018-1974816706164049/

Status

Fire activity was minimal yesterday. A local type 4 team will take control of the fire this morning.

2018-07-18 06:49:58

South Umpqua Complex

General Info
South Umpqua Complex OR-UPF-000264
45 miles southeast of Roseburg, Oregon (Tiller Ranger District) 200
2018-07-15 Lightning
0 0000-00-00
6
Timber USDA Forest Service
Resources
300 3 2 0
Incident Contacts

541-490-1546

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5940/

SouthUmpquaComplexFire@gmail.com

Status

The Umpqua National Forest was hit by a lightning storm on Sunday morning, July 15th, resulting in 40 separate fires and/or smoke reports, primarily within the Tiller Ranger District. Initial attack by Forest resources resulted in significant progress, yet several fires remain. As of Wednesday morning, 300 firefighters have begun work on seven of the remaining fires, which total approximately 300 acres. Six structures are threatened and an electrical transmission line has been de-energized as a precaution. Three hotshot crews, two helicopters, multiple air-tankers, several dozers and other heavy equipment have been added to the suppression mix over the previous two days. Today, Incident Management Team 6 joins the fray to help manage the fire suppression effort. Fire has primarily been backing slowly down slopes with occasional fingers of fire running upslope, causing torching of individual or groups of trees, especially on south-facing slopes. Fire behavior is expected to increase as temperatures are expected to reach triple digits during the next 3 days. The Cow Creek Tribe is sponsoring a Pow wow on the Tiller District this weekend, and public traffic will be added to the already heavy fire traffic. The traveling public is reminded to expect fire traffic in the area, with busiest times being prior to 8 am and after 7 pm. Forest Service firefighters are working cooperatively with Douglas Fire Protective Association, BLM, local fire departments, and private contractors. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has also been assisting as needed.

2018-07-18 15:35:56

Substation

General Info
Substation OR-PRD-000730
Near The Dalles 20000
2018-07-17 Under Investigation
0 0000-00-00
grass, brush USDI Bureau of Land Management
Resources
0 0 0 0
Incident Contacts

Status

2018-07-18 08:04:37

Sugar Pine

General Info
Sugar Pine OR-RSF-000331
13 miles NW Prospect, OR 300
2018-07-15 Under Investigation
0 0000-00-00
Timber USDA Forest Service
Resources
0 0 0 0
Incident Contacts

Status

Wagner Creek Complex

General Info
Wagner Creek Complex OR-711S-008919
Jackson and Josephine counties 250
2018-07-15 Lightning
30 0000-00-00
1
Timber, brush and grass OR Dept. of Forestry
Resources
400 18 9 25
Incident Contacts

https://www.facebook.com/ODFSouthwest/videos/851664381691715/?hc_ref=ARTgj6DBrJZ5Xz1KQu_FGDSNF451R80vj9DTUkErdSOakOFiFFjWmaN-zH5JQg-PP5M

www.swofire.com

Status

(CLARIFICATION -- This is not the fire burning near Wagner Butte, but fires on ODF protected lands in Jackson and Josephine counties.) Wagner Creek Complex in Jackson County: Green Top Mountain: 5 miles northeast of Eagle Point. Still holding at 125 acres. Containment remains at 55%. Overnight, firefighters continued to mop up heavy timber, and will continue making more progress with knock down and mop up today. No structures are threatened. Sterling Creek: 7 miles south of Jacksonville. Continue progress is being made, and the 32 acre fire is now 45% contained. Please note, smoke will be visible on the interior of the fire as suppression efforts and mop up continues over the next 48 hours. No structures threatened. Trail Creek & Elk Creek Drainage: Multiple fires are burning in the area surrounding Cleveland Ridge, Elk Creek, and the Trail Creek area which is roughly 5.5 miles north to northwest of Shady Cove. There are approximately 12 confirmed fires on ODF-protected land within the drainage. The largest fire in this area is the 13-acre West Fork Trail Fire, which is now 80% contained Several additional fires continue to burn in the area, but all are being attacked aggressively and safely. All others are an acre or less in size. No structures threatened. Railroad Gap: Mutual aid to Umpqua National Forest. Overnight, firefighters were able to wrap a hand line around the fire, and mapped it at 33 acres. Today firefighters will continue knocking down the interior. Smoke will be present. No structures are threatened. There are several other fires in Jackson and Josephine Counties that we are working diligently to knock down and contain. Our air attack platform will be performing reconnaissance flights the entire day. As always, keeping our community safe is our priority. Cooperating Agencies: Oregon Department of Forestry, Bureau of Land Management, Rogue Valley Fire Chiefs Association, U.S. Forest Service Rogue River-Siskiyou, Umpqua National Forest To learn more about wildfire preparedness & fire restrictions please visit: www.swofire.com

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