Friday morning: Shaniko Butte fire update with detailed map

 

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This report received at 7:05 a.m. Friday morning:
Sunshine and light winds rapidly dried roads on the Shaniko Butte Fire Thursday morning. Warm Springs Fire Management Officer Trey Leonard advised firefighters, “It doesn’t take long for our roads to dry out here, especially with as little rain as we received on Tuesday night.” By mid-morning firefighters were able to drive to the top of Mutton Mountains, allowing them to quickly attack the last unlined area of the fire. They completed firelines late Thursday evening.

Firefighters began mopping up along the southern edge of the fire and discovered a lot of hot spots. According to Operations Section Chief Chris Hays, “it is critical that we extinguish any burning large logs and stump holes near the fireline. These types of hot spots could throw sparks across firelines as the temperature climbs, relative humidity drops, and winds increase over the next three days. It will take at least one more day of mop-up before we can start to feel that these firelines will hold,” Hays cautioned.

Today’s weather forecast calls for mid-80 degree temperatures, 25% relative humidity, and winds out of the west at ten to fifteen miles per hour. Saturday’s temperatures could be ten degrees higher with even stronger winds out of the north or northwest. Winds from that direction would test firelines along the southern edge of the fire, so firefighter will work hard to complete mop-up in that area as soon as possible.

The dry, hot, and windy weather predicted for the weekend presents an even greater challenge for firefighters. With over 900 lightning strikes on the Warm Springs Reservation last Tuesday night, it is likely that some “sleeper” fires will become active. Deputy Incident Commander Shawn Sheldon said, “We have identified crews and engines that are ready at a moment’s notice to help Warm Springs firefighters attack any new fires in the vicinity of Shaniko Butte. Stopping any new fires before they become large is our top suppression strategy.”

Fire at a Glance
Size: 42,044 acres
Containment: 85%
Location: 15 miles north of the town of Warm Springs, Oregon
Cause: Started by lightning on Sunday, July 13, 2014
Assigned personnel: 246
Aircraft:
1 Heavy-lift KMAX helicopter
1 Light-lift helicopter

Video: Greg Walden holds hearing on protecting rural television service

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House Communications and Technology Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River), held a hearing today on a proposal to protect low power television (LPTV) stations and television translators that serve rural communities. The “LPTV and Translator Act of 2014” would direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to consider the benefits of LPTV and translators, and to help ensure that the rights of LPTV and translators are protected in an upcoming auction of broadcast spectrum.

“Low-power stations and translators play an important role in delivering local programming to rural areas like eastern Oregon. At our hearing today, members of Congress from both parties expressed concern about protecting these important stations. I have long urged the FCC to keep their value to local communities in mind when conducting the upcoming spectrum auction. This common-sense bill would put that sentiment into law, as well as allow LPTV and translator licensees additional opportunities to petition the FCC to stay on the air after the auction process is complete,” Walden said.

Low-power television licensees operate broadcast stations that operate at a lower transmit power and serve smaller service areas than full–power stations. LPTV stations often offer programming designed for a specific group of viewers, such as religious groups, academic communities, and ethnic minorities. Examples in Oregon include KRHP in The Dalles, KDOV in Medford and KBNZ in Bend.

Translators generally operate at full power and are used to extend the reach of an existing broadcast signal. While translators are used across the country, they are most popular in the Mountain West, where terrain presents unique challenges for over-the-air reception. For example, the Blue Mountain Translator District brings over the air television to residents of Union and Baker Counties.

Louis Libin, the executive director of the Advanced Television Broadcast Alliance, testified before the subcommittee today to underscore the importance of these secondary stations.  “More than 2,000 LPTV stations and more than 3,000 translators provide television service to tens of millions of Americans. In many places, these stations are the only broadcast television service available, and in many other cases, they provide communities their only access to the affiliates of major broadcast networks. Many translators were built and are operated by local communities to ensure that those communities have access to broadcast television,” Libin said.

PHOTOS: New car with Moses Lake-made carbon fiber comes to U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new energy efficient car made of Washington state composites came to the U.S. Capitol today as part of a visit hosted by U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA).

Cantwell joined BMW North America President Ludwig Willisch to test drive the new BMW i8 plug-in hybrid car, which is made of carbon fiber manufactured in a Moses Lake plant that has created more than 80 local jobs. Cantwell and Willisch were joined by Senator Jim Risch (R-ID).

“The BMW i3 and i8 have the first two carbon fiber car frames in a mass market vehicle,” Cantwell said. “We’re proud the carbon fiber for these groundbreaking cars is made right in Moses Lake, Washington. BMW’s investment means jobs in Grant County and it means the State of Washington will continue to lead the way on lightweight composite technology that reduces fuel consumption and increases efficiency.”

The Moses Lake manufacturing plant was opened in 2011 by SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers LLC, a joint venture of the SGL Group and BMW. It employs more than 80 workers, and is scheduled to expand to 200 full-time employees, according to BMW.

Already the second-largest BMW facility in the United States, the plant is undergoing a $200 million expansion that will expand its capacity to 9,000 tons of carbon fiber per year. When the expansion of Moses Lake’s facility is complete, it will be the world’s largest carbon fiber plant.

Using carbon fiber instead of steel can lower a vehicle’s weight by 50 to 70 percent, improving its battery range and fuel economy.  Carbon fiber is 30 percent lighter than aluminum and 50 percent lighter than steel, offering carmakers a way to help cut vehicle weight and carbon emissions.

On November 7, 2013, Cantwell highlighted the work of Moses Lake and Washington state on composite manufacturing at the Washington, D.C., rollout of the BMW i3. The i3 was the first car with a carbon fiber frame sold on the mass market.

Thursday fire updates

Large fires currently burning within the Oregon Department of Forestry’s protection jurisdiction include: 

Waterman Complex – Consists of multiple fires totaling 12,520 acres burning near the community of Mitchell in the John Day Unit of the Central Oregon District. ReportedJuly 14, the lightning-caused complex is currently 90 percent contained and in full mop-up. Lightning Tuesday evening produced three new fire starts. Firefighters performed initial attack Wednesday, and one of the fires will require additional actiontoday. As the weather warms, firefighters will be on the lookout for sleeper fires from previous lightning strikes. The Oregon Dept. of Transportation is doing maintenance on Highway 26 today, to include clearing plugged culverts, clearing ditch lines, and removing rocks from the roadway. Resources at the fire include: one hand crew, one helicopter, 34 fire engines and a total of 781 personnel. Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 3 is leading the firefighting effort. 

Pine Creek Fire – Includes 1,954 acres of ODF-protected lands. It is currently 88 percent contained. Fire activity has been reduced to hot spots and interior smoldering.Today firefighters will work on any hot spots that could threaten fire lines, and will continue mop-up. Resources include: 16 hand crews, 33 fire engines, eight water tenders and a total of 612 personnel. The Northern Rockies Incident Management Team is leading the firefighting effort. 

Sunflower Fire – The fire is 7,170 acres and 70 percent contained. It is burning on Umatilla National Forest, and on Bureau of Land Management-Prineville lands protected by ODF. The fire has also burned 250 acres of private land. Todayfirefighters are continuing to secure completed fire line, mop up hot spots, and rehabilitate fire line. Resources include 14 hand crews, 22 fire engines and 520 total personnel. 

Fires on other jurisdictions in Oregon 
(More information on the following fires can be found at:http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.) 

Pine Creek Fire – 30,245 acres, 88 percent contained. 

Black Rock Fire -35,731 acres, 90 percent contained. 

Donnybrook Fire – 22,763 acres, 87 percent contained. 

Bridge 99 Complex – 5,917 acres, 50 percent contained. 

Ochoco Complex – 10,195 acres, 32 percent contained. 

Bingham Complex – 452 acres, 50 percent contained. 

Pittsburg Fire – 8,288 acres, 100 percent contained. 

Hurricane Creek Fire – 645 acres, 20 percent contained. 

Buzzard Complex – 395,747 acres, 95 percent contained. 

Center Fire – 2,515 acres, 41 percent contained. 

Logging Unit Fires – 10,350 acres, 30 percent contained. 

Shaniko Butte Fire – 40,575 acres, 80 percent contained. 

Gumboot Fire – 4,420 acres, 90 percent contained. 

FIRE STATISTICS 
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current. 

Thursday morning Oregon fire update

This report was received at 10:23 a.m. Thursday morning.

RED text indicates information that has changed since the previous update.

 

Fire Name Location Size (ESTIMATES) Activity
Bridge 99 ComplexDeschutes National Forest Bridge 99 – ½ mile east of Lower Bridge Campground, 9 miles north of Camp Sherman off of FS Rd.1490

 

Bear Butte 2 adjacent to Jefferson Creek and west of Park Creek drainage within the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness.

 

 

 5,960 acres TOTAL60% contained

 

 

 

 

Oregon Incident Management Team 2 is managing the fire.  For more information on the fire:http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3963/#  orInformation phone: 541-549-3219.

 

EVACUATIONS:  All private lands along the Metolius River from Allen Springs Campground to Lake Billy Chinook (including the Metolius Arm) have been lowered to a Level II Evacuation Order. The Three Rivers Subdivision has been lowered to a Level I Evacuation Order. The subdivisions of Rim Park, Forest Park, and Air Park along with Cove Palisades State Park remain under a Level I Evacuation Order. The Cove Palisades State Park remains open.

 

CLOSURES: The following Forest Service roads, trails, campgrounds and lands remain closed:

Forest Road 12, from its intersection with Forest Roads 1270/1298 to Bridge 99, Forest Road 14, from Bridge 99 to its intersection with Forest Road 1400700 (Allen Springs Campground), Forest Road 1140, from its intersection with Forest Roads 1150/1180 to the intersection with Forest Road 1152, Forest Road 1154, from its intersection with Forest Road 1150 to the intersection with Forest Road 1140, and Forest Road 1420400. The Lower Bridge, Pioneer Ford, Allen Springs, Canyon Creek, and Candle Creek Campgrounds are closed. The Jefferson Lake Trail (#4001), Sugarpine Ridge Trail (#4002), Shirley Lake Trail (#4003.1), and the Cabot Lake Trail (#4003) are closed within the Mt Jefferson Wilderness. A 5-mile segment of the Pacific Crest Trail (#2000) is closed. The south closure is located north of the Shirley Lake Trail (#4003) junction and the north closure is located near Cathedral Rocks

Center FirePrineville BLM

Post-Paulina RFPA

3 miles NE of Post.Private and 2,515 acres50% contained No additional updated information.
Logging Unit FiresWarm Springs Reservation

Mt. Hood National Forest

Deschutes National Forest

North side of Bear Butte near the Bear Butte 2 fire 

 

Haily Butte

Camas Prairie/ Logging Unit

Bear Butte 2 – North

Skyline

 

10,350 acres30% containment

 

 

108 acres

6,261 acres

 

3,864 acres

116 acres

Pacific Northwest Team 2 (Schulte)  is managing the fire. 

For more information on the web: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3973/

 

NEW Public Information Line:  541-777-2862

 

The Logging Unit fires received significant precipitation over a large portion of the fire areayesterday.  The wet conditions allowed firefighters to make excellent progress with line construction and mop-up.

 

EVACUATIONS:  All notices have been lifted.

CLOSURES: The road and area closures that are in place on Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs lands will remain in place.

 

Closures that apply to public with the exception of local residents:  B-180/Hwy 26 Jct., B-160/Hwy 26 Jct., B-140/Hwy26 Jct.  Closures that apply to all public:  b-160 near the B-165 Jct., County Line Rd at the end of the pavement, J-100 at the Tenino Rd/J-100 Jct.

 

Pacific Crest Trail from Breitenbush Lake (Mile 2047.1) to Forest  Road 42 at the Joe Graham campground (Mile 2083)

Ochoco Complex-Ochoco National Forest Service

Prineville BLM

  

 

 

 

Lava Fire

Near the junction of FS Road 22 and FS Road 4210, near the NW corner of Big Summit Prairie

 

Fox Fire/Oscar Canyon Fire

3 miles NW of the North Fork Wilderness Study

 

Broadway Fire

S of FS Road 2630, near Peterson Lava

 

AntelopFire

3 miles E of FS Road 22 near FS Road 900

10,172 acres TOTAL32 % contained

 

191 acres

99% contained

 

 

 

 

9,978 acres 29% contained

 

 

 

53 acres 100% contained

 

21 acres

100% contained

Great Basin Incident Management Team 6 is managing the fires.  The complex includes 4 fires (Lava, Fox, Broadway, and Antelope) on the Ochoco National Forest and the Oscar Canyon Fire burning on the Prineville BLM within the North Fork Wilderness Study area. 

Afternoon thunderstorms dropped nearly a quarter inch of rain over the complex.  The wetting and cooling effects of this precipitation allowed firefighters to use direct attack fire suppression tactics on much of the fire.
CLOSURES: The Ochoco National Forest has issued an area closure that encompasses all National Forest system lands from Forest Road 42, along both the north and south forest boundary to Highway 26 on the west, with additional acreage north of the Mill Creek Wilderness. The closure covers all campgrounds, trailheads, forest roads, and developed facilities on National Forest System lands within the closure area.  The closure order and a map of the closure is located on the web at:http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3972

Pine Creek ComplexNow includes:

Pine Creek Fire

Jack Knife Fire

Black Rock Fire

Donny Brook Fire

 

Sherman County

Oregon Department of Forestry

Prineville BLM

Ash Butte Rangeland Fire Protection Association

Private lands

 

 

Donnybrook Fire

11 miles SW of Antelope

 

Black Rock Fire

3 miles NW of Clarno; NW of the Pine Creek Fire

 

Pine Creek Fire

11 miles south of Fossil, in the Carrol Rim Area

 

Jack Knife Fire 8 miles SE of Grass Valley.

102,002acres TOTAL 

22,763 acres

87% contained

 

35,731 acres

90% contained

 

 

30,245 acres

88% contained

 

 

13,263 acres

100% contained

 A Type II Western Montana Team (Fry) is managing these fires. All fires received varying amounts of rain yesterday from .01” to 0.4”. A warming and drying trend is predicted through this weekend with relative humidity dropping back down to 25-35 percent. 

Crews are beginning the rehab process on all fires, which includes cleaning up dozer lines and other effects of fire suppression efforts.

 

NEW Public Information Line: 541-763-0917.  This line will be staffed from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

NEW Information available on the web:

Donny Brook Fire:http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3980/

Black Rock Fire:

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3977/

Pine Creek Fire:

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3969/

Jack Knife Fire:

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3975/

Shaniko ButteWarm Springs Reservation 12 miles north of the town of Warm Springs.  40,575 acre80% containment Oregon Incident Management Team 1 is managing the fire.  Rain on the fire helped put fire out in the lightest fuels, predominately grasses and small shrubs, but created some problems with slick roads and moving equipment.  Focus of effort at this time is in the southern portion of the fire. 

For information on this fire, contact the Shaniko Butte incident at 541-553-8190, or look for information on at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3960/

 

All EVACUATIONS and CLOSURES associated with the Shaniko Butte Fire have been lifted.

Sunflower FireUmatilla National Forest

 

 

10 miles NNE of Monument 7,170 acres75% containment A Great Basin Incident Management Team is managing the fire. 

A cold front continued to bring cooler temperatures over the fire yesterday.  Fire activity was significantly reduced across the fire.

 

For more information contact the fire information line (1-800-923-6891) or find information on the web at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3964/

 

CLOSURES: National Forest System Road (NFSR) 22 from the junction with NFSR 22 and NFSR 21 in Section 23, T6S, R26E to the south and east to the Section 20 & Section 21 border; thence southerly along the Section 20 & Section 21 border from the NFSR 22, Section 20 & 21 border junction to the NFSR 22 where it crosses the Section 29 & Section 28; thence south westerly on NFSR 22 to the junction with NFSR 23 in Section 29, T7S, R27; thence west on NFSR 23 to the junction with NFSR 2128 in Section 25 of T7S, R26E; thence northerly on NFSR 2128 to where it intersects with the Morrow County OHV park boundary on the northwest corner of Section 2, T7S, R26E; thence easterly and northerly along the boundary of OHV park to where the OHV park boundary meets the NFSR 22 road on the boundary of Section 23 & Section 26, T6S, R26E; thence northerly to the NFSR 22 and NFSR 21 junction in Section 23, T6S, R26E.

Ward CanyonSouth Sherman County 8 miles west of Antelope Estimated at 15,000 acres The fire continues to be managed by South Sherman County.
Waterman ComplexOregon Department of Forestry

Ochoco National Forest

Bailey Butte (private land west of Mitchell).Toney Butte (10 miles northeast of Spray, just east of Hwy 207).

Junction Springs

 

12,520 acres TOTAL90% contained

 

 

Oregon Incident Management Team 3 is managing this incident. 

Hwy 26 between Prineville and Mitchell has REOPENED to two way travel.  There is a restricted speed of 35 MPH and vehicle headlights are required when travelling through the area. Stopping within the fire zone is not allowed.

 

For more information, visit:http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3961/

 

Fire Information Phone #: 541-787-4321

Email: watermancomplex2014@gmail.com

 

EVACUATIONS:  All evacuations have been lifted.

CLOSURES: Forest Roads 450, 2630, 150, 2200,2210, 300, 2610, Buck Creek Road to its intersection with the east edge of the Mill Creek Wilderness and Forest Roads 650, 27, 2745, 010and 2750.  Walton Lake, Round Mountain, Crystal Springs, Wildwood, Ochoco Divide and Whistler campgrounds are all closed.

 

Wednesday night fire roundup

This report was received Wednesday evening at 7:51 p.m.

RED text indicates information that is new singe the last report.

 

Central Oregon- A Red Flag Warning for abundant lightning is in effect until 11 p.m. for lands within the Central Oregon management area.   The day was steady with response to new incidents from lightning yesterday and last night, but crews were able to respond to incidents and contain them.  Approximately 5 incidents in the Central Oregon continue to have crews responding, but those incidents are not exhibiting very active fire behavior.

 

The Prineville BLM District, Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland announced that are implementing campfire restrictions this week. Effective 12:01 a.m. July 25, 2014 (Friday), open fires, including charcoal fires, will be prohibited, except within designated campgrounds.  Please go to http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/centraloregon/news-events/?cid=STELPRD3809645 for a listing of those campgrounds.

Fire Name Location Size (ESTIMATES) Activity
Bridge 99 ComplexDeschutes National Forest Bridge 99 – ½ mile east of Lower Bridge Campground, 9 miles north of Camp Sherman off of FS Rd.1490

 

Bear Butte 2 adjacent to Jefferson Creek and west of Park Creek drainage within the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness.

 

 

 5,919 acres TOTAL50% contained

 

 

 

 

Oregon Incident Management Team 2 is managing the fire.  For more information on the fire:http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3963/#  orInformation phone: 541-549-3219.

 

Fire crews spent most of the day doing mop-up on the fire and patrolling the perimeter.  Firefighting resources are beginning to be demobilized to respond to other incidents or to return home.

 

EVACUATIONS:  All private lands along the Metolius River from Allen Springs Campground to Lake Billy Chinook (including the Metolius Arm) have been lowered to a Level II Evacuation Order. The Three Rivers Subdivision has been lowered to a Level I Evacuation Order. The subdivisions of Rim Park, Forest Park, and Air Park along with Cove Palisades State Park remain under a Level I Evacuation Order. The Cove Palisades State Park remains open.

 

Monty and Perry South Campgrounds are REOPENED.

 

CLOSURES: The following Forest Service roads, trails, campgrounds and lands remain closed:

Forest Road 12, from its intersection with Forest Roads 1270/1298 to Bridge 99, Forest Road 14, from Bridge 99 to its intersection with Forest Road 1400700 (Allen Springs Campground), Forest Road 1140, from its intersection with Forest Roads 1150/1180 to the intersection with Forest Road 1152, Forest Road 1154, from its intersection with Forest Road 1150 to the intersection with Forest Road 1140, and Forest Road 1420400. The Lower Bridge, Pioneer Ford, Allen Springs, Canyon Creek, and Candle Creek Campgrounds are closed. The Jefferson Lake Trail (#4001), Sugarpine Ridge Trail (#4002), Shirley Lake Trail (#4003.1), and the Cabot Lake Trail (#4003) are closed within the Mt Jefferson Wilderness. A 5-mile segment of the Pacific Crest Trail (#2000) is closed. The south closure is located north of the Shirley Lake Trail (#4003) junction and the north closure is located near Cathedral Rocks

Center FirePrineville BLM

Post-Paulina RFPA

3 miles NE of Post.Private and 2,515 acres50% contained No additional updated information.
Logging Unit FiresWarm Springs Reservation

Mt. Hood National Forest

Deschutes National Forest

North side of Bear Butte near the Bear Butte 2 fire 

 

Haily Butte

Camas Prairie/ Logging Unit

Bear Butte 2 – North

Skyline

 

10,350 acres20% containment

 

 

108 acres

6,261 acres

 

3,864 acres

116 acres

Pacific Northwest Team 2 (Incident Commander Chris Schulte) took command of the Logging Unit Fires. The Logging Unit Fires include Camas Prairie, Logging Unit, Skyline, Haily and the north side of Bear Butte 2. 

For more information on the web: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3973/

 

NEW Public Information Line:  541-777-2862

 

From the Cascade Crest east across the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs lands, between 1,500-1,700 lightning strikes were received yesterday afternoon and evening.  As weather warms in the coming days, an increase in initial attack activity is expected.

 

EVACUATIONS:  The Level 1 Notification for Sid Walter Flats was lifted.

 

CLOSURES: The Mt Hood NF lifted the closure on the Ollalie Scenic Area today.

 

The road and area closures that are in place on Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs lands will remain in place.

 

Closures that apply to public with the exception of local residents:  B-180/Hwy 26 Jct., B-160/Hwy 26 Jct., B-140/Hwy26 Jct.  Closures that apply to all public:  b-160 near the B-165 Jct., County Line Rd at the end of the pavemet, J-100 at the Tenino Rd/J-100 Jct.

 

Pacific Crest Trail from Breitenbush Lake (Mile 2047.1) to Forest  Road 42 at the Joe Graham campground (Mile 2083)

Ochoco Complex-Ochoco National Forest Service

Prineville BLM

  

 

 

 

Lava Fire

Near the junction of FS Road 22 and FS Road 4210, near the NW corner of Big Summit Prairie

 

Fox Fire/Oscar Canyon Fire

3 miles NW of the North Fork Wilderness Study

 

Broadway Fire

S of FS Road 2630, near Peterson Lava

 

AntelopFire

3 miles E of FS Road 22 near FS Road 900

6,506 acres TOTAL22 % contained

 

191 acres

70% contained

 

 

 

 

6,289 acres 24% contained

 

 

 

53 acres 100% contained

 

21 acres

100% contained

Great Basin Incident Management Team 6 is managing the fires.  The complex includes 4 fires (Lava, Fox, Broadway, and Antelope) on the Ochoco National Forest and the Oscar Canyon Fire burning on the Prineville BLM within the North Fork Wilderness Study area. 

Arrival of additional resources and overhead allowed for significant process on the fire. Fox made a run late afternoon prior to thunderstorm arrival. Antelope and Broadway Fires are in patrol status. Crews held Lava fire and continue mop-up. Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms with light rain and lots of lightning occured over the area of the fire.
CLOSURES: The Ochoco National Forest has issued an area closure that encompasses all National Forest system lands from Forest Road 42, along both the north and south forest boundary to Highway 26 on the west, with additional acreage north of the Mill Creek Wilderness. The closure covers all campgrounds, trailheads, forest roads, and developed facilities on National Forest System lands within the closure area.  The closure order and a map of the closure is located on the web at:http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3972

Pine Creek ComplexNow includes:

Pine Creek Fire

Jack Knife Fire

Black Rock Fire

Donny Brook Fire

 

Sherman County

Oregon Department of Forestry

Prineville BLM

Ash Butte Rangeland Fire Protection Association

Private lands

 

 

Donnybrook Fire

11 miles SW of Antelope

 

Black Rock Fire

3 miles NW of Clarno; NW of the Pine Creek Fire

 

Pine Creek Fire

11 miles south of Fossil, in the Carrol Rim Area

 

Jack Knife Fire 8 miles SE of Grass Valley.

102,002acres TOTAL 

22,763 acres

80% contained

 

35,731 acres

85% contained

 

 

30,245 acres

80% contained

 

13,263 acres

100% contained

 A Type II Western Montana Team (Fry) is managing these fires. 

All the fires received varying amounts of rain yesterday. Concerns for today are continued lightning and high winds during operations.  Crews extinguished two lightning-caused small fires, totaling about 3 acres, yesterday.

 

NEW Public Information Line: 541-763-0917.  This line will be staffed from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

NEW Information available on the web:

Donny Brook Fire:http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3980/

Black Rock Fire:

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3977/

Pine Creek Fire:

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3969/

Jack Knife Fire:

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3975/

Shaniko ButteWarm Springs Reservation 12 miles north of the town of Warm Springs.  40,575 acre75% containment Oregon Incident Management Team 1 is managing the fire.  Crews completed four miles of burnout along the S-210 Road at the southernmost boundary of the fire. 

The reported acreage of the fire was reduced by nearly 2000 acres when the smoke lifted and it was realized that the unburned area in the southeast portion f the fire was larger than estimated.

 

For information on this fire, contact the Shaniko Butte incident at 541-553-8190, or look for information on at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3960/

 

All EVACUATIONS and CLOSURESassociated with the Shaniko Butte Fire have been lifted.

Sunflower FireUmatilla National Forest

 

 

10 miles NNE of Monument 7,146 acres65% containment A cold front brought cooler temperatures, showers, and thunderstorms over the fire area yesterday. Fire activity limited to ground fire and isolated tree torching, smoldering, and creeping inside the fire perimeter was observed. Crews made excellent progress extinquishing hot spots and securing line in the southern portion of the fire. Crews also made good progress conducting mop-up and dozer line repair in the northern portion of the fire. 

For more information contact the fire information line (1-800-923-6891) or find information on the web at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3964/

 

CLOSURES: National Forest System Road (NFSR) 22 from the junction with NFSR 22 and NFSR 21 in Section 23, T6S, R26E to the south and east to the Section 20 & Section 21 border; thence southerly along the Section 20 & Section 21 border from the NFSR 22, Section 20 & 21 border junction to the NFSR 22 where it crosses the Section 29 & Section 28; thence south westerly on NFSR 22 to the junction with NFSR 23 in Section 29, T7S, R27; thence west on NFSR 23 to the junction with NFSR 2128 in Section 25 of T7S, R26E; thence northerly on NFSR 2128 to where it intersects with the Morrow County OHV park boundary on the northwest corner of Section 2, T7S, R26E; thence easterly and northerly along the boundary of OHV park to where the OHV park boundary meets the NFSR 22 road on the boundary of Section 23 & Section 26, T6S, R26E; thence northerly to the NFSR 22 and NFSR 21 junction in Section 23, T6S, R26E.

Ward CanyonSouth Sherman County 8 miles west of Antelope Estimated at 15,000 acres The fire continues to be managed by South Sherman County.
Waterman ComplexOregon Department of Forestry

Ochoco National Forest

Bailey Butte (private land west of Mitchell).Toney Butte (10 miles northeast of Spray, just east of Hwy 207).

Junction Springs

 

12,520 acres TOTAL80% contained

 

Bailey Butte

10,276 acres

80% contained

 

Toney Butte

2,200 acres

100% contained

 

Junction Springs

15 acres

100% contained

 

#376

.25 acres

100% contained

 

Oregon Incident Management Team 3 is managing this incident. 

Hwy 26 between Prineville and Mitchell has REOPENED to two way travel.  There is a restricted speed of 35 MPH and vehicle headlights are required when travelling through the area. Stopping within the fire zone is not allowed.

 

For more information, visit:http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3961/

 

Fire Information Phone #: 541-787-4321

Email: watermancomplex2014@gmail.com

 

EVACUATIONS:  The Marks Creek Evacuation Notice was lifted today.  The West Branch Notice was lifted yesterday.

 

CLOSURES: Forest Roads 450, 2630, 150, 2200, 2210, 300, 2610, Buck Creek Road to its intersection with the east edge of the Mill Creek Wilderness and Forest Roads 650, 27, 2745, 010 and 2750.  Walton Lake, Round Mountain, Crystal Springs, Wildwood, Ochoco Divide and Whistler campgrounds are all closed.