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COIDC AFTERNOON fire report, Tuesday

FIRE NEWS--Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center

For Immediate Release:  July 22, 2014 1:45 p.m.


Central Oregon MORNING Fire Update

YELLOW Highlight indicates changed information since the last Update


Central Oregon- Initial attack crews prepare to take on new fire starts as thunderstorms with abundant lightning are anticipated tomorrow in Central Oregon while fire crews on large incidents continue to contain fires started by last week’s lightning.


Fire Name




Bridge 99 Complex

Deschutes National Forest

Bridge 99 - ½ mile east of Lower Bridge Campground, 9 miles north of Camp Sherman off of FS Rd.



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



 5,915 acres TOTAL

31% contained





Oregon Incident Management Team 2 is managing the fire.  For more information on the fire: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3963/#  or

 phone: 541-549-3219.


Firefighters made good progress yesterday constructing containment lines and conducting small burn-outs to further secure the Bridge 99 Fire.   The fire settled down nicely under heavy cloud cover for most of the day, which assisted firefighters.


EVACUATIONS in place:  Today all private lands along the Metolius River from Allen Springs Campground to Lake Billy Chinook (including the Metolius Arm) were reduced to a Level 2 Evacuation Order.  The Three Rivers Subdivision reduced to a Level 1 Evacuation Order.  The subdivisions of Rim Park, Forest Park, and Air Park along with the Cove Palisades State Park are in a Level I Evacuation Order.


Monty and Perry South Campgrounds REOPENED.


CLOSURES:  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 1400/700(Allen Springs Campground), Forest Road 1140, from its intersection with Forest Roads 1150/118 to the intersection with Forest Road 1152, Forest Road 1154, from its intersection with Forest Road 1150 to the intersection with Forest Road 1140 an Forest Road 1420400.  The Jefferson Lake Trail (#40001.1), Sugarpine Ridge trail (#4002), Shirley Lake Trail (#4003), Cabot Lake Trail (#4003) and the Pacific Crest Trail north of the Shirley Lake Trail and south of the Willamette National Forest boundary in the Cathedral Rocks Area are closed.

Center Fire

Prineville BLM

Post-Paulina RFPA

3 miles NE of Post.

Private and

2,515 acres

30% contained


Logging Unit Fires

Warm Springs Reservation

Mt. Hood National Forest

Deschutes National Forest

North side of Bear Butte near the Bear Butte 2 fire

9,500 acres

5% containment

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



EVACUATIONS: A Level 2 Notification has been issued to the residents of the Sid Walter Flat Area.  Approximately 54 residences are affected by the notification.  The fire is approximately 3.5 miles from the closest structure and 8 miles from the Incident Command Post on County Line Road.


CLOSURES:  On the Mt. Hood National Forest, Forest Road 4220 between Forest Road 46 and Warm Springs.  Closure area near Ollalie Lakes.


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 area, near FS Road 4230.


Broadway Fire

S of FS Road 2630, near Peterson Lava


Antelope Fire

3 miles E of FS Road 22 near FS Road 900

6,333 acres TOTAL




191 acres

45% contained




6,116 Acres 18% 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. 


Firefighters made excellent progress yesterday, keeping acreage growth to a minimum.  Crews completed mop up on the Antelope Fire and will continue mop up on the Broadway Fire for a couple more days to secure the line.


A Public Meeting will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at the Bowman Museum, 246 N. Main Street, in Prineville to share information on the Waterman and Ochoco Complexes.

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 Complex

Now 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

Lower John Day Recreation Area, Sherman County, 8 miles SE of Grass Valley.



102,002acres TOTAL


22,763 acres

70% contained



35,731 acres

85% contained



30,245 acres

65% contained



13,263 acres

100% contained


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


Firefighters strengthened containment lines yesterday, which has significantly increased containment on both the Donnybrook , Black Rock and Pine Creek fires. Continuing mop-up operations on the Pine Creek Fire. Firefighters are monitoring and putting out hotspots mostly in stumps and slash piles on the Donnybrook Fire.


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:


Pine Creek Fire:


Jack Knife Fire:



The public is asked to use caution when driving on local roads as fire equipment and personnel are moving between areas and there may be smoky conditions on the roadways.


EVACUATIONS: Wheeler County Sheriff Dept. issued Level 2 Evacuation Order for scattered homes in the Brush Creek area near Twickenham.

Shaniko Butte

Warm Springs Reservation

12 miles north of the town of Warm Springs.


42,500 acre

75% 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


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/


EVACUATIONS:  The Level 2 Notification for residences near Dant and the Level 1 Notification for homes along Road S-300 Simnasho have both been removed.  Under the authority of the Wasco County Sheriff, residences in the Kaskella area will temporarily remain on a Level 1 Notification.


CLOSURES: S-300/Highway 3 Junction and Redlake Cemetery Road/Highway 3 Junction.

Sunflower Fire

Umatilla National Forest



10 miles NNE of Monument

7,146 acres

50% containment

The fire is burning on the south side of the Wall creek drainage between Happy and Wilson Creeks has moved into the Little Wilson and Big Wilson Creek drainages.  Localized winds caused torching and spotting throughout the day yesterday.


A community meeting will be held in Monument at the Senior and Community center at 1 p.m. today to provide updates to the public about the fire.


Firefighters are making excellent progress securing the fire perimeter.  The fire has not crossed Indian Creek Road.  Precipitation overnight did not thoroughly wet the ground vegetation.


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 Canyon

Private lands

South Sherman County

8 miles west of Antelope

Estimated at 15,000 acres

The fire continues to be managed by South Sherman County.

Waterman Complex

Oregon 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 TOTAL

75% contained


Bailey Butte

10,276 acres

70% contained


Toney Butte

2,200 acres

100% contained


Junction Springs

15 acres

100% contained



.25 acres

100% contained


Oregon Incident Management Team 3 is managing this incident.


Successful burnout operations are allowing Hwy 26 to REOPEN tomorrow for travel.  One lane of travel will be available and cars will be escorted with a pilot car.  People should anticipate up to 45 minute delays at times.


A Public Meeting will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at the Bowman Museum, 246 N. Main Street, in Prineville to share information on the Waterman and Ochoco Complexes.


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


Fire Information Phone #: 541-787-4321

Email: watermancomplex2014@gmail.com


Due to an increase in relative humidity, firefighters were unable to complete burnout operations early this morning.  During the evening crews did burnout operations from Corral Flats to the Hwy 26 corridor.  Once the burnout and hazard tree operations along Hwy 26 it will partially open for travel.


EVACUATIONS:  The Crook County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with fire managers, has lowered the Evacuation Notice to a Level 2 in the Marks Creek areas of 9 a.m. this morning.  The Evacuation Level for the West Branch area was lowered to a Level 2 today.


ALTERNATE ROUTE BETWEEN PRINEVILLE AND MITCHELL: An alternate driving route through the Ochoco National Forest between Prineville and Mitchell is open, but the Forest Roads can be steep, rock and washed out in places.  People should have a map and an appropriate vehicle before choosing this route.


From Prineville, turn south on Combs Flat Road and continue east on Highway 380 past Post and Paulina.  About 5 miles east of Paulina, turn north on Wolf Creek Road and continue north to a Y where Forest Road 42 and Forest Road 58 depart.  Take Forest Road 42.  The road passes Salters Cabin campground and Wolf Creek campground as it enters the national forest.


Follow Forest Road 42 to Six Corners junction, then turn onto Forest Road 122, which leaves the junction heading east before turning north.  Stay on Forest Road 12 to its junction with Highway 26, about 10 miles east of Mitchell.  For additional information, please contact Patrick Lair, Ochoco NF Public Affairs Officer, at 541-416-6647.


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.


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