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Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) fire update for Friday, Aug. 28, 2015

Fri. August 28, 2015

This is a summary update. More detailed updates on the individual fires as well as other fire-related information are posted to the ODF Wildfire Blog.  You can also find ODF on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and stories from the front lines.

 It is nearing the end of August, but there could still be a lot of wildfire season left. The precipitation predicted in the days ahead will be welcomed by firefighters. However, forest fuels are extremely dry, and it will take sustained rainfall to reduce fire danger for the long term. Continued fire safety awareness remains the key to preventing new fire starts.

 FIRE FACTS

 The 12,298-acre Eagle Complex 20 miles NW of Richland, Oregon, is 25 percent contained. The fires are currently staffed with 323 total personnel. Resources include: seven hand crews, 12 fire engines and four helicopters.

NFFE-IAM Members Battling Devastating Wildfires in West

Fri. August 28, 2015

Dozens of wildfires raging across Washington, California, Oregon, Montana and Idaho have charred over 2.5 million acres of land so far and the rash of blazes throughout the West shows no signs of letting up.

Tens of thousands of firefighters are dealing with dry winds, hot weather and unhealthy air quality as they battle the fires. NFFE-IAM represents the majority of U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service firefighters who are on the front lines.

Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) fire update for Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015

Thu. August 27, 2015

Fire Information Duty Officer: Rod Nichols, 503-945-7425 office, 503-508-0574 Cell, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

[This is a summary update. More detailed updates on the individual fires as well as other fire-related information are posted to the ODF Wildfire Blog. You can also find ODF on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and stories from the front lines.]

Fall may be in the air, but the Canyon Creek Complex fires are still burning as if it’s mid-summer. Yesterday in the Pine Creek area, fire activity intensified, prompting deployment of all available air tankers to the scene. Level 3 (Go!) evacuations have been reinstituted. All resources and residents are out of harm as far as is known.

Regular fall hunting seasons are going forward in Oregon as planned. The Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife has partnered with ODF, federal resource agencies, sportsmen’s organizations and private forest landowners to advise hunters to exercise extra caution in the forest due to the extreme fire danger.

Oregon Dept. of Forestry fire update - Aug. 26, 2015

Thu. August 27, 2015

Fire Information Duty Officer: Rod Nichols, 503-945-7425 (office), 503-508-0574 (Cell), This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

This is a summary update. More detailed updates on the individual fires as well as other fire-related information are posted to the ODF Wildfire Blog. You can also find ODF on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and stories from the front lines.

 Firefighters had a good day yesterday on the 67,930-acre Grizzly Bear Complex Fire. Crews increased the percentage of containment as they worked long hours in hot weather and difficult conditions.

OREGON DEPT. OF FORESTRY FIRE UPDATE - AUG. 25, 2015

Thu. August 27, 2015

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry - Posted on FlashAlert: August 25th, 2015 2:05 PM
This is an Oregon Department of Forestry fire update for Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015.

[This is a summary update. More detailed updates on the individual fires as well as other fire-related information are posted to the ODF Wildfire Blog. You can also find ODF on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and stories from the front lines.]

FIRE FACTS

ODF West Oregon District - Dallas Unit
Willamina Creek Fire | 08-19-15 | 9 miles north of Willamina | 230 acres | 75% contained | Under investigation | ODF local mgmt. team |
More Information: 503-934-8153 | http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com | www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry | www.twitter.com/ORDeptForestry |

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY (ODF) FIRE UPDATE – THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015

Thu. August 27, 2015

This is a summary update; actual fire updates and other fire-related information is posted to the ODF Wildfire Blog.  You can also find ODF on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and stories from the front lines.

Today is a difficult day as we reflect on the tragic line-of-duty fatalities and injuries suffered by wildland firefighters in Washington. It is also a time to pause for a moment of silence for these individuals, their families and coworkers, and all who have served in Washington and across the West. Yesterday’s tragedy is a grim reminder of the sacrifice and risk experienced by the brave men and women who staff our firelines each year, and now during this severe fire season. Safety first is a principle guiding all of our operations, and ODF and partners will continue to apply this mantra to every detail of our work.

Retirees Contact Information Sheet

Thu. August 27, 2015

 The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union would like for you take a moment and update your  contact information sheet.

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