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.
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.
The 86,825-acre Canyon Creek Complex south of John Day is 44 percent contained. The fires are currently staffed with759 total personnel. Resources include: 10 hand crews, 67 fire engines and nine helicopters.
The 20,635-acre Eldorado Fire five miles SE of Unity is 90 percent contained. The fire is currently staffed with 32 total personnel. Resources include: one hand crew and four fire engines.
The 102,089-acre Cornet-Windy Ridge Complex 16 miles south of Baker City is 85 percent contained. The fire is currently staffed with 33 total personnel. Resources include: one hand crew and four fire engines.
The 72, 421-acre Grizzly Bear Complex 20 miles SE of Dayton, Wash., and near Troy, Ore., in the Northeast Oregon District is 10 percent contained. The fires are currently staffed with 558 total personnel. Resources include: eight hand crews, 31 fire engines and five helicopters.
The 24,452-acre Stouts Creek Fire 16 miles east of Canyonville is 86 percent contained. The fire is currently staffed with 417 total personnel. Resources include: eight hand crews, 11 fire engines, and two helicopters.
The 347-acre Falls Creek Fire five miles south of Joseph is 15 percent contained. The fire is currently staffed with 116 total personnel. Resources include: three hand crews, four fire engines and one helicopter.
OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
For information on wildfires on all jurisdictions in Oregon, view:
Online and social media resources:
www.oregon.gov/pages/wildfire.aspx for fire prevention, response and recovery links
Fire statistics can be accessed from the ODF Wildfire Blog and the ODF website. When personnel are heavily engaged in firefighting activities, the latest information may not always appear in the statistics.
ABOUT THIS UPDATE
This update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF provides fire protection primarily on private and state-owned forestland, and Bureau of Land Management forestlands west of the Cascades, and also works closely with partner firefighting agencies.
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