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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:    Saturday, 23rd September 2017 at 01:45:10 PM

American

General Info
American WA-OWF-000351
11 miles west of Cliffdell, WA 3853
2017-08-10 Lightning
99 2017-10-15
Timber USDA Forest Service
Resources
0 0 0 0
Incident Contacts

253-666-8841

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/mail/5509/9089/

Status

Last report. Any fire movement will be minimal. 99% of the indirect lines are complete.

2017-09-23 08:19:31

Chetco Bar

General Info
Chetco Bar OR-RSF-000326
E/NE of Brookings in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Kalmiopsis Wilderness 191067
2017-07-12 Lightning
97 2017-10-15
1 damaged, 6 destroyed
8 damaged, 24 destroyed
Timber, brush and closed-canopy understory litter. Steep, rugged and inaccessible terrain. USDA Forest Service
Resources
1098 34 8 29
Incident Contacts

East Zone: 541-597-8525 West Zone: 541-412-8531

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5385/

ChetcoBarFireInfo@gmail.com

Status

Fire crews will continue patrols and identify areas for suppression repair, while securing fire lines and conducting mop up operations. Creeping and smoldering activity will be observed in the upper Pistol River, Emily Creek and Illinois River drainages. Fire suppression repair is a major concern after every wildfire. Left disturbed, containment lines can affect natural drainages causing soil erosion, stunting natural vegetation recovery, damaging fish habitats, and reducing water quality. Repair crews work to limit these effects through a variety of techniques, including the installation of water bars. Water bars divert the flow of rain or run off and prevent the water from carving channels through the recently disturbed soil. Crews also use heavy equipment to backfill soil from trenches and dozer lines, while also recontouring disturbed surface areas. Once the natural contour has been restored crews spread tree limbs, slash, and stones across the site creating a natural forest floor effect that will aid in the recovery of area vegetation, and erosion mitigation. Closures and Evacuations No evacuation orders are in effect for both Curry and Josephine Counties. Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and Bureau of Land Management Coos Bay District road and area closures remain in effect for all public lands adjacent to the Chetco Bar Fire area. These areas are closed to all uses. For further information visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/rogue-siskiyou/alerts-notices or call (541) 618-2200. Weather: Warming and drying conditions and a coastal thermal trough will be present through mid-week and temperatures will gradually increase. Both daytime and nighttime relative humidity will gradually decrease, in the days to about 20%. Warming temperatures and lowering relative humidity will likely increase the amount of stump holes, snags and heavy fuels producing smoke. The continued warm weather will support suppression repair and recovery operations. Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR) are in effect over the Chetco Bar Fire area. For more information see: http://tfr.faa.gov/

2017-09-23 10:27:37

Desolation

General Info
Desolation OR-OCF-001135
20 miles NE of Prineville, OR 4512
2017-09-09 Unknown
30 2017-10-14
31 single residences, 33 mixed commercial/residential
90 other minor structures
Brush and Timber USDA Forest Service
Resources
59 2 0 2
Incident Contacts

(541) 316-7711

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5610/

http://centralorfireinfo.blogspot.com

Status

2017-09-23 08:03:26

Diamond Creek

General Info
Diamond Creek WA-OWF-000267
27 miles NNW of Winthrop, WA 127498
2017-07-23 Under Investigation
75 2017-10-15
2 minor structures destroyed
Timber and brush USDA Forest Service
Resources
227 7 2 5
Incident Contacts

509-996-4040

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5409/

diamondcreekfire2017

diamondcreekfire@gmail.com

Status

Suppression repair work at the 500 Road was completed during yesterday’s operational period. Sections of contingency line and excavator work were finished as well. Additional ground resources continued suppression repair work in the southern and eastern flanks near of the fire area. Chipping on Eightmile Road was finished; one recon flight flew the fire. Heavy fuels continue to burn in the areas of Monument Creek, Pat Creek, and Tungsten Mine area. Approximately 97,043 acres in the U.S. and 30,454 acres in Canada have burned. No significant growth is expected in the U.S; however, increased fire activity is possible with a drying weather pattern in the forecast. Today’s Activities: Suppression repair operations and dozer work will resume today. Excavators will continue working on the last remaining section of Yellow Jacket Road. Handcrews continue to focus their efforts on piling and chipping in contingency line areas. Six crews, one engine, one helicopter, and other heavy equipment remain on the incident. Weather: Warming temperatures and lowered humidity are expected for today as the northwest upper ridge continues to build. Mid-level moisture will keep some cloud cover around through the evening hours. Northwest winds of 5-10 mph are expected with gusts up to 15 mph during the afternoon. The raise in temperature and possible lower humidity may cause a slight increase in fire activity. However, no significant growth is expected. Smoke: Expect good air quality conditions over the next couple of days with the possibility of smoke and haze in valley bottoms in the nighttime hours. With this weekend being closing weekend of high hunt; please make sure to use caution when driving, hunting, or recreating within the open areas of the forest. Look out for fire apparatus and personnel. Closures: The following roads have been opened as of September 23, 2017 Goat Creek Road (5200 Road) to the intersection of 5200-500 Road (Drop Point 64) 5225 Road to the intersection of 5225-200 Road. (Goat Peak Lookout Road is open) East and west sides of the Diamond Creek Fire West side: Hart’s Pass Road, Robinson Creek and Middle Fork of the Pasaytan River East side: Falls Creek, Black Lake, the lower section of Andrew’s Creek and the Chewuch 510 trail to the confluence of Basin Creek Maps have been posted to the Diamond Creek Fire InciWeb and Facebook pages. Evacuation Alert Level: The Evacuation Level remains at a Level 1 “Alert”. Completion of the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) assessment over the coming days and weeks will address public safety.

2017-09-23 10:25:35

Eagle Creek

General Info
Eagle Creek OR-CGF-000493
1 miles south of Cascade Locks, OR 48668
2017-09-02 Human Caused - Under Investigation
46 2017-09-30
4 residences destroyed
0
Timber USDA Forest Service
Resources
154 2 1 6
Incident Contacts

541-392-1632 or 971-220-6146

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5584/

https://www.facebook.com/crgnsa/

https://twitter.com/CRGNSA

Status

2017-09-23 08:06:13

High Cascades Complex

General Info
High Cascades Complex OR-RSF-000636
9 miles NE Prospect 79042
2017-08-12 Under Investigation
32 2017-10-15
7 other minor structures (1 destroyed)
Timber (litter and understory) USDA Forest Service
Resources
934 24 5 26
Incident Contacts

541-316-8352

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5503/

blanketcreekfireinfo@gmail.com

Status

High Cascades WEST: Firefighters continue to make progress securing the edges of the Broken Lookout and Pup Fires. Chippers are being utilized to remove slash on many of the major roads along the fire perimeter including forest roads 700, 800 and 2925. Work also includes masticating unwanted vegetation with large machinery and pruning lower tree limbs to improve suppression fire lines. Additionally, firefighters are extinguishing lingering hot spots on the Pup Fire, mostly on the east side. In addition to wrapping up suppression tasks and chipping, firefighters have started rehabilitation work along some roads and fire lines. This involves cleaning out ditches and reinforcing hand line and dozer line with erosion control measures. It is important work to accomplish before wet winter weather arrives. A warming and drying trend begins today that could continue for the next week. Temperatures will rebound into the 70s and 80s by next Wednesday. Light winds from the North-Northeast will gradually bring the relative humidity down to 35-40% in the fire area. However, there is no anticipation of significant fire activity due to these conditions. New closure orders were issued on Friday by both the Umpqua and the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forests (RRSNF). The closure order that had closed the entirety of the RRSNF administered portion of the Sky Lakes Wilderness has been rescinded to allow for access into the southern portion of the wilderness. The northern portion of the RRSNF administered side of the Sky Lakes Wilderness, closest to the boundary with Crater Lake National Park, remains closed, as does the entirety of the Prospect OHV Trail System. The area closure on the Tiller RD remains the same with an additional closure of Forest Road 2823 (Castle Rock Road) due to active fire suppression efforts in the northern portion of the Rogue Umpqua Divide Wilderness. All Forest Service closures are still in effect until further notice. Many other road, trail, and area closures remain in place for the Rogue Umpqua Divide Wilderness and surrounding lands on both the Umpqua and Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forests. For information about closures and restrictions visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/5503/ or https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/rogue-siskiyou/home/?cid=fseprd555085 or your local Forest office. High Cascades EAST: Suppression repair activity increased yesterday as crews accessed more portions of the fire area. Firefighters are reporting ample amounts of snow at higher elevations. Repair work continues to focus on chipping, felling dangerous trees and fixing hand and dozer lines created in fire suppression activities. The Incident Command team is working closely with Forest Service and National Park staff to identify high priorities areas to concentrate repair efforts. Weather conditions and limited fire behavior has allowed the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest’s High Cascades Ranger District to modify its fire closure areas. The new closure information is available online at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5503 or https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/rogue-siskiyou/home/?cid=fseprd555085 The National Park Service has also lifted the level 1 evacuation notice for Mazama Village. Beginning today, the public will be able to cut firewood from the log pile located at the Junction of Cold Springs Road and Highway 140. The Klamath Ranger District wants to remind the public to be careful in the area as fire repair operations still continue and heavy equipment will be using the road. A firewood permit is required.

2017-09-23 12:13:04

Horse Creek Complex

General Info
Horse Creek Complex OR-WIF-170234
Willamette National Forest S of Hwy 126 and E of FS Rd 19 33141
2017-08-21 Unknown
64 2017-09-30
Timber, litter and light logging slash. USDA Forest Service
Resources
311 5 1 18
Incident Contacts

541-719-8371

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5523/

WillametteWildfires2017@gmail.com

Status

Horse Creek Complex: Olallie Lookout Fire, 1,572 acres; Roney Fire, 3,548 acres; Avenue Fire, 3,370 acres; Separation Fire, 17,914 acres; Nash Fire, 6,738 acres. Total all fires: 41,871 acres (An infrared flight was conducted on 9/23; the footprints for the Avenue Fire, Separation Fire, and Rebel Fire increased by 408, 167 and 77 acres, respectively.) Resources: Personnel, 374; Crews, 6; Helicopters, 1; Engines, 24; Water Tenders, 3; Skidgen, 1. Weather: Today’s forecast, unlike the past six days, promises to be rain and snow free with sunny skies and temperatures rising into the low 50s; light and variable winds will dominate the valleys and ridges. This trend in temperature rise will continue into next week with daytime highs in the mid to upper 60s. Relative humidity levels will fall into the 20 to 40 percent range as a drier air mass moves into the region. This warming and drying trend will do little to markedly increase fire behavior given forest fuel moisture levels have substantially increased from this week’s rain and snow events. Next Steps: Suppression repair will kick into high gear this weekend with Friday’s arrival of six chippers and more on order. Chipping safety training was completed early Friday and crews were initially provided assignments on the Avenue Fire. Two excavators were also obtained and assigned to suppression repair east and north of the Avenue Fire. Chippers are needed and used to process the trees and understory removed to establish fire control lines. Spreading chips on exposed mineral soils prevents soil erosion and sediment runoff, speeds up nutrient recycling and eliminates large piles of fuel that present a fuel hazard over time. Current Situation: Two crews started working east of the Avenue Fire on Friday and will continue chipping operations today. On the northern side of this fire, all chipping was completed Friday. Chipping operations on the north side of the Separation Fire will be completed once forest roads have a chance to dry enough to support heavy trucks and equipment. On the closed portion of Highway 242, saw crews were removing hazardous trees adjacent to the road. These trees pose a danger to travelers should they fall, particularly at night when driver visibility is reduced. About a dozen hazard trees were removed on Friday and more saw work is planned for this weekend. On the western side of the Rebel Fire, the clean-up of merchantable timber is ongoing. Area motorists should be aware of logging trucks traveling on roads to and from this side of the fire. National Forest Closure Orders: Closures are still in place on both National Forests. Current information about closures on the Willamette and Deschutes National Forests is available at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/willamette/fire/?cid=fseprd552029 http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/Deschutes/alerts-notices. Fire restrictions have been lifted in Willamette and Deschutes National Forests, and campfires are now allowed. Flight Restrictions: A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) remains in place over the fires to provide a safe environment for firefighting aircraft operations. It is not legal to operate any aircraft (including drones) within a TFR. More information on the TFR is available at http://tfr.faa.gov/tfr2/list.html.

2017-09-23 09:25:34

Indigo

General Info
Indigo OR-RSF-000784
8 miles east of Agness, OR 615
2017-09-11 Lightning
72 2017-09-26
0
0
Timber USDA Forest Service
Resources
0 0 0 0
Incident Contacts

619-894-9111

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/5385/40909/

ChetcoBarFireInfo@gmail.com

Status

With just a few patches of fuel noticeably burning due to cooler, wetter weather, fire activity in the Indigo Fire (784 Fire) was minimal. It is 615 acres and has not crossed the West Fork of Indigo Creek into Josephine County.

2017-09-23 08:08:38

Jolly Mountain

General Info
Jolly Mountain WA-OWF-000361
13 miles NW of Cle Elum, WA 36808
2017-08-11 Lightning/Natural
40 2017-10-15
4,204 single residences
1,073 other minor structures
Timber (litter and understory) USDA Forest Service
Resources
164 3 0 13
Incident Contacts

509-596-2423

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5496/

jollymountainfireinfo@gmail.com

Status

2017-09-23 08:09:09

Jones

General Info
Jones OR-WIF-170191
10 miles NE of Lowell, OR 10220
2017-08-10 Lightning
75 2017-09-30
4 single residences
1 minor structure (1 destroyed)
Large downed trees and standing snags. Green trees may be weakened from 2003 fire in same area. USDA Forest Service
Resources
103 2 2 1
Incident Contacts

541-937-5219

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5494/

jonesfire2017@gmail.com

Status

At this morning’s operational briefing, Incident Commander Eric Knerr reminded firefighters that even though there has been significant rain this week, “there is still potential on each of these fires due to normal episodic east wind events that frequently occur this time of year. We need to continue to work to protect those values at risk that could be threatened by both the Jones and Kelsey Fires.” Yesterday’s Activity - On the Jones Fire hotshot crews completed constructing fireline south of FR 18 in the Marine Creek drainage. Chipping operations continued along primary containment lines (roads) around the fire. Firefighters continued to haul unnecessary equipment back from the fireline. On the Kelsey Fire, crews removed safety hazards along FR 2408 to improve access to the fire, and began felling snags to provide a safe working environment for crews to re-engage suppression efforts. Helicopter water drops were employed to cool off hot spots in the bottom of the Kelsey Creek drainage. Today’s Operations - Firefighters on the Jones Fire will continue to brush and chip primary containment lines (roads), mop up, and remove excess equipment. On the Kelsey Fire, hotshot crews will begin building fireline on the southwest flank of the fire. Rapellers will be inserted on the southeast corner of the fire to construct a helispot to support future suppression operations. Helicopters will again be available to do bucket work as needed. Weather and Fire Behavior – A slow warming and drying trend will occur into early next week under a high pressure pattern. Winds will be light, with fog in the morning and temperatures in the mid 60’s during the day. Fire behavior will include smoldering of heavy forest fuels (logs, stumps, deep duff). These heavy fuels will continue to be consumed and hold heat until late into the Fall/Winter. Closures: Forest visitors should familiarize themselves with the area closure orders before venturing into the vicinity. See below for detailed maps at: · Jones Fire - https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/5494/ · Kelsey Fire - https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/5619/ · All Willamette National Forest Fires: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/3860/ · Forest Closure Information (Roads, Campgrounds, Trails): https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/willamette/alerts-notices

2017-09-23 08:22:35

Kelsey Creek

General Info
Kelsey Creek OR-WIF-170273
10 miles E of Oakridge 441
2017-09-09 Lightning
15 2017-10-31
Timber USDA Forest Service
Resources
205 5 1 5
Incident Contacts

541-937-5219

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/3860/

jonescreekfire2017@gmail.com

Status

At this morning’s operational briefing, Incident Commander Eric Knerr reminded firefighters that even though there has been significant rain this week, “there is still potential on each of these fires due to normal episodic east wind events that frequently occur this time of year. We need to continue to work to protect those values at risk that could be threatened by both the Jones and Kelsey Fires.” Yesterday’s Activity - On the Jones Fire hotshot crews completed constructing fireline south of FR 18 in the Marine Creek drainage. Chipping operations continued along primary containment lines (roads) around the fire. Firefighters continued to haul unnecessary equipment back from the fireline. On the Kelsey Fire, crews removed safety hazards along FR 2408 to improve access to the fire, and began felling snags to provide a safe working environment for crews to re-engage suppression efforts. Helicopter water drops were employed to cool off hot spots in the bottom of the Kelsey Creek drainage. Today’s Operations - Firefighters on the Jones Fire will continue to brush and chip primary containment lines (roads), mop up, and remove excess equipment. On the Kelsey Fire, hotshot crews will begin building fireline on the southwest flank of the fire. Rapellers will be inserted on the southeast corner of the fire to construct a helispot to support future suppression operations. Helicopters will again be available to do bucket work as needed. Weather and Fire Behavior – A slow warming and drying trend will occur into early next week under a high pressure pattern. Winds will be light, with fog in the morning and temperatures in the mid 60’s during the day. Fire behavior will include smoldering of heavy forest fuels (logs, stumps, deep duff). These heavy fuels will continue to be consumed and hold heat until late into the Fall/Winter. Closures: Forest visitors should familiarize themselves with the area closure orders before venturing into the vicinity. See below for detailed maps at: · Jones Fire - https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/5494/ · Kelsey Fire - https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/5619/ · All Willamette National Forest Fires: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/3860/ · Forest Closure Information (Roads, Campgrounds, Trails): https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/willamette/alerts-notices

2017-09-23 08:22:43

Miller Complex

General Info
Miller Complex OR-RSF-000647
17 miles E of Cave Junction, OR 36496
2017-08-14 Lightning/Natural
70 2017-09-30
Mixed conifer understory with Shasta red fir dominance and numerous snags USDA Forest Service
Resources
185 4 2 8
Incident Contacts

541-838-0770

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5514/

https://www.facebook.com/MillerComplexFires/ or https://facebook/R6RRSNF

MillerComplex2017@gmail.com

Status

Fire Information: 541-838-0770 (new phone number) A Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) assumed management responsibilities for the Miller Complex Friday morning. Fire managers evaluate personnel safety and exposure when developing suppression strategies. The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest features heavy fuel loading, steep slopes, rugged terrain and difficult access, all of which influence operational decisions. Operations Section Chief Jason Hutchinson shared the following statement, “As a team, we are determining the safest, most efficient operational plan. All of our strategies and tactics are based terrain, hazards, weather conditions and fire behavior. Firefighter safety is paramount.” Fire activity was limited to creeping and smoldering yesterday, burning primarily in heavy downed logs and surface fuels. Today’s fire behavior will be very similar. As we move towards warmer and drier conditions, an increase in fire activity is expected in the Elliot and Dutch creek drainages. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s today and humidity will drop to around 35 to 40 percent. Yesterday’s clear skies allowed for aerial observations and a thorough assessment of fire behavior and identification of areas for direct and indirect containment lines. Fire managers will utilize natural barriers and road systems in the Elliot and Dutch creek areas to limit fire growth. The east flank of the Abney Fire remains the highest priority in the complex due to the proximity to private land and the amount of uncontrolled fire edge. Crews will continue with fuels reduction operations along road systems to improve primary, alternate and contingency lines. The Knox Fire, located in the Red Buttes Wilderness, displayed minimal fire activity is being monitored by air. Firefighters completed the majority of work on the Burnt Peak Fire and will patrol the wildfire to ensure that it remains within established containment lines. On the Creedence Fire, crews will remove portable water tanks, hoses and pumps from the fireline and repair resource damage from fire suppression activities. These repair measures include: building water bars, covering hand lines and dozer lines, and chipping woody debris. Closures: The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest has a closure area in place https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/rogue-siskiyou/alerts-notices. The Bureau of Land Management has closed the Grayback Mountain Trailhead. For Klamath National Forest closures see https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/klamath/alerts-notices.

2017-09-23 10:23:04

Norse Peak

General Info
Norse Peak WA-OWF-000365
11 miles W of Cliffdell, WA 52056
2017-08-11 Lightning/Natural
80 2017-11-01
Timber (litter and understory) heavy dead and down material. USDA Forest Service
Resources
250 5 0 9
Incident Contacts

253-666-8841

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5509/

NorsePeakFireINFO@gmail.com

Status

Last Report: The incident information phone number has changed to: 253-666-8841 Fire Summary: Minimal fire growth is expected. Isolated pockets of slow surface spread where the fire is sheltered by the tree canopy and continued burning in the larger dead or down trees is still possible. The Incident Command Post at Chinook Work Center is shutting down today. Command of the southeast side of the fire will transfer to the Naches Ranger District’s Type 4 organization. On the Northwest side of the fire, command will transfer to a Type 3 organization with the Incident Command Post at the Expo Center in Enumclaw. Norse Peak Fire Cleanup continues on State Route 410. Thinning and removing hazardous trees along Forest Road 1900 is almost complete. The Pacific Crest trail has reopened south of Chinook pass. Cleanup work continues along Forest Road 70 on the north side of the fire. American Fire Any fire movement will be minimal. 99% of the indirect lines are complete. Sawmill Creek Fire: Today, Command of the Sawmill Creek fire transitioned back to the local Washington Department of Natural Resources, South Puget Sound Region. CLOSURES: Both teams are working closely with local agencies on road and area closures. Forest Roads 1800 and 1900 will reopen as soon as it is safe for the firefighters and the public. Forest Road 70 on the north side is closed while cleanup work continues. State Route 410 is open to through traffic only. Highway 123 remains open. Bumping River Road is open to private landowners only and Crystal Mountain Boulevard remains closed. The Pacific Crest Trail is open from Chinook pass to White Pass but remains closed from White Pass to Snoqualmie Pass. Boulder Cave Recreation Area is closed. EVACUATIONS: No Level 3 Evacuations remain in place for the Norse Peak, American, or Sawmill Creek Fires. PIERCE COUNTY: LEVEL 1: FS 7160 eastbound on SR 410 to Crystal Mountain Blvd. All other evacuation levels in the Greenwater area, to include Gold Hills and Crystal Mountain Resort, have been lifted. YAKIMA COUNTY: LEVEL 2: Goose Prairie along Bumping River Road. Even though there is still active fire on the ground, the Forest is already identifying critical BAER needs and assessing for immediate threats to human life and safety, property, and other resources. Right now, firefighters are removing hazard trees along roads, but within the fire interior, there will be trees with root systems that are now compromised, rocks loosened because vegetation surrounding them was burned and hollow spots just beneath the ground’s surface where roots have been burned. These hazards will persist for months after the threat from flames and smoke have passed.

2017-09-23 08:20:44

Rebel

General Info
Rebel OR-WIF-170156
13 miles S. of McKenzie Bridge, OR 8730
2017-08-04 Unknown
88 2017-09-30
0
0
Timber (litter and understory) and light logging slash USDA Forest Service
Resources
63 1 0 3
Incident Contacts

541-719-8371

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5473/

willamettewildfires2017@gmail.com

Status

Horse Creek Complex: Olallie Lookout Fire, 1,572 acres; Roney Fire, 3,548 acres; Avenue Fire, 3,370 acres; Separation Fire, 17,914 acres; Nash Fire, 6,738 acres. Total all fires: 41,871 acres (An infrared flight was conducted on 9/23; the footprints for the Avenue Fire, Separation Fire, and Rebel Fire increased by 408, 167 and 77 acres, respectively.) Resources: Personnel, 374; Crews, 6; Helicopters, 1; Engines, 24; Water Tenders, 3; Skidgen, 1. Weather: Today’s forecast, unlike the past six days, promises to be rain and snow free with sunny skies and temperatures rising into the low 50s; light and variable winds will dominate the valleys and ridges. This trend in temperature rise will continue into next week with daytime highs in the mid to upper 60s. Relative humidity levels will fall into the 20 to 40 percent range as a drier air mass moves into the region. This warming and drying trend will do little to markedly increase fire behavior given forest fuel moisture levels have substantially increased from this week’s rain and snow events. Next Steps: Suppression repair will kick into high gear this weekend with Friday’s arrival of six chippers and more on order. Chipping safety training was completed early Friday and crews were initially provided assignments on the Avenue Fire. Two excavators were also obtained and assigned to suppression repair east and north of the Avenue Fire. Chippers are needed and used to process the trees and understory removed to establish fire control lines. Spreading chips on exposed mineral soils prevents soil erosion and sediment runoff, speeds up nutrient recycling and eliminates large piles of fuel that present a fuel hazard over time. Current Situation: Two crews started working east of the Avenue Fire on Friday and will continue chipping operations today. On the northern side of this fire, all chipping was completed Friday. Chipping operations on the north side of the Separation Fire will be completed once forest roads have a chance to dry enough to support heavy trucks and equipment. On the closed portion of Highway 242, saw crews were removing hazardous trees adjacent to the road. These trees pose a danger to travelers should they fall, particularly at night when driver visibility is reduced. About a dozen hazard trees were removed on Friday and more saw work is planned for this weekend. On the western side of the Rebel Fire, the clean-up of merchantable timber is ongoing. Area motorists should be aware of logging trucks traveling on roads to and from this side of the fire. National Forest Closure Orders: Closures are still in place on both National Forests. Current information about closures on the Willamette and Deschutes National Forests is available at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/willamette/fire/?cid=fseprd552029 http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/Deschutes/alerts-notices. Fire restrictions have been lifted in Willamette and Deschutes National Forests, and campfires are now allowed. Flight Restrictions: A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) remains in place over the fires to provide a safe environment for firefighting aircraft operations. It is not legal to operate any aircraft (including drones) within a TFR. More information on the TFR is available at http://tfr.faa.gov/tfr2/list.html.

2017-09-23 09:27:59

Sawmill Creek

General Info
Sawmill Creek WA-SPS-000177
10 miles northeast of Greenwater, Washington 848
2017-09-04 Unknown
99 2017-10-01
0
0
Timber (litter and understory) WA Dept. of Natural Resources
Resources
176 5 0 1
Incident Contacts

253-666-8841

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5594/

https://www.facebook.com/SawmillCreekFire2017

sawmillfire17@gmail.com

Status

Last Report: Command of the Sawmill Creek fire transitioned back to the local Washington Department of Natural Resources, South Puget Sound Region.

2017-09-23 08:20:15

Umpqua North Complex

General Info
Umpqua North Complex OR-UPF-000406
50 miles E of Roseburg, OR along Hwy 138 43140
2017-08-11 Under Investigation
50 2017-09-30
13 nonresidential structures damaged and 1 other minor structures destroyed
Timber, tall grass and brush USDA Forest Service
Resources
521 11 3 12
Incident Contacts

541-378-6944

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5505/

umpquanorthcomplex17@gmail.com

Status

Umpqua North Complex Update September 23, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. Fire Information: 541-378-6944 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm) Inciweb address: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5505/# Start Date: August 11, 2017 Cause: Lightning Fuels: Timber, forest litter, grass & shrubs Acres: 43,139 Percent Contained: 50% Current Situation: The Great Basin Incident Type 2 Management Team #3 has now changed focus from fire suppression to suppression repair. Where the fire burned hot and control lines were dug, the bare ground in the fireline becomes channels for erosion if left unrepaired. Suppression damage repair is being coordinated with resource advisors and agency direction. Graders are repairing heavily used and damaged roads around fire perimeters. Graders will be not be working over the weekend, but will begin again Monday. Incident Commander, Taiga Rohrer, expects the fire line repair on the Fall fire will be completed soon. Additional specialized equipment is arriving daily. A tub grinder will arrive Monday, along with dump trucks and a log hauler. The firefighters and ODOT are focusing work around road 28 with removal of logs, debris and chipping. Due to the presence of equipment moving around and fire hazards including snags, this area will remain closed to the public until further notice. Additional barriers were requested to keep the public out of the area and harm’s way. Crews are also working to ensure safety along the 138 corridor from falling rocks and timber. Snags and rolling rocks are a watchout throughout the fire area. As the drying and warming occurs, more smokes will be noticed by the public and should not be cause for alarm. Weather predictions are a slow warming and drying trend with low temperatures from 32-35 degrees. The lower elevations will have a high of 72 degrees. No rain is in the forecast and relative humidity will drop significantly. These fires have had a really safe record with no major incidents. There are still quite a few days to continue, so crews are encouraged not to be complacent in their duties Resources: Resources assigned to the Complex are 13 Crews, 3 Helicopters, 12 Engines, 3 Dozers, and 6 Water Tenders. A total of 521 personnel including the Army Spearhead operation. Closures: Closures are reduced on the Umpqua National Forest. A list of closures can be accessed on the Inciweb website and the Umpqua National Forest website, which can be viewed at www.fs.usda.gov/umpqua.

2017-09-23 13:45:09

Uno Peak

General Info
Uno Peak WA-OWF-000458
16 miles northwest of Manson, Washington 8750
2017-08-30 Unknown
20 2017-10-15
13 single residences, one cabin destroyed
22 other minor structures
Timber and brush USDA Forest Service
Resources
140 3 1 6
Incident Contacts

971-249-2268

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5572/

https://www.facebook.com/UnoPeakFire/

Twitter: twitter.com/UnoPeakFire

Status

2017-09-23 08:15:35

Whitewater

General Info
Whitewater OR-WIF-170123
15 miles E of Detroit, OR 14416
2017-07-23 Lightning/Natural
47 2017-10-31
143 single residences
1 mixed residential/commercial structure, 2 nonresidential commercial structures, and 54 other minor structures
Timber, Brush USDA Forest Service
Resources
380 8 0 7
Incident Contacts

541-719-8371

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5420/

willamettewildfires2017@gmail.com

Status

Crews made excellent progress on suppression repairs yesterday, including cutting stumps low to the ground along Forest Service Road 46, removing timber slash, chipping branches and clearing debris from roads. Crews continue to collect and stage equipment and hose from the fire line. Processing timber for loading and hauling was initiated yesterday. As the weather improves and dirt roads and constructed fire lines dry out, crews will return to repairing suppression lines, adding water bars into roadways and hillsides to help redirect water flow to slow runoff water and minimize erosion. Until the moisture soaks in and dries, work in some areas is being postponed because efforts could cause more damage than good. Safety is the top priority for firefighters and the public. It is the weekend, so there will be more people on the roads. While the weather has improved, driving hazards still exist along roadways. Please drive cautiously as road surfaces and shoulders may be soft, and firefighters, equipment, logging trucks and debris will be on roadways. It is important for hunters to be extra cautious of crews working in the area. Detroit Ranger District – visit Whitewater Fire on Inciweb for updates on the following fires. The strategy for managing this fire is focused on protecting the communities of Breitenbush/ Devil Creek, the high voltage power lines critical to the northwest power grid, private timberlands to the west, with the highest priority being firefighter and public safety. As field conditions improve over the week, firefighters will move to areas away from paved and dirt roads. Crews will continue to focus on repairing suppression efforts until air operations and field observers are able to identify active fire areas that require attention. Whitewater Fire: 11,493 acres, 64% contained. Crews were able to safely work on the western perimeter of the Whitewater Fire. Firefighters worked on suppression repair, clearing debris from roadways and ditches. Chipping small trees and branches continues as part of the repair process. Little Devil Fire: 2,125 acres, 17% contained. Crews continue repair work along roads, on turnouts and improvements essential for repair of the primary lines. Scorpion Fire: 695 acres, 16% contained. The Scorpion Fire continues to hold between the east and west flanks, above Forest Service Road 46 and away from the power lines. Fire crews continue with repair work on all non-primary containment lines and on portions of the fire that are secure. The Wilderness Fires including Claggett Lake, Slideout and Section Line Fires. The Wilderness Fires, located in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness Area, have stayed in check due to wet weather conditions. However, due to the weather, air operations has been unable to fly over the fires to observe them. It is highly likely air operations will be able to fly today. Claggett Lake Fire: 100 acres, 0% contained. Slideout Fire: ½ acres, 0% contained. Section Line Fire: .1 acres, 0% contained.

2017-09-23 10:29:19

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