Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Fire Update for Wednesday, Sept. 9, 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.

The onset of fall can lull us into thinking wildfire danger is past. But following the extremely dry summer, the potential for large fires persists. As you enjoy Oregon’s forestlands this season, be especially mindful of any activity that could ignite a wildfire.

FIRE FACTS
The 230-acre Willamina Creek Fire in the Dallas Unit of the West Oregon District was declared fully contained Sept. 8.
The 40-acre Whiskey Run Fire in the Coos Forest Protective Association jurisdiction was reported Sept. 8. It is fully contained and in mop-up.

The 12,763-acre Eagle Complex 20 miles NW of Richland, Oregon, is 75 percent contained. The fires are currently staffed with 91 total personnel. Resources include: two hand crews, four fire engines and two helicopters.

The 110,410-acre Canyon Creek Complex south of John Day is 85 percent contained. The fires are currently staffed with 562 total personnel. Resources include: 14 hand crews, 18 fire engines and four helicopters.

The 75,268-acre Grizzly Bear Complex 20 miles SE of Dayton, Wash., and near Troy, Ore., in the Northeast Oregon District is 44 percent contained. The fires are currently staffed with 438 total personnel. Resources include: six hand crews, 21 fire engines and five helicopters.

The 26,452-acre Stouts Creek Fire 16 miles east of Canyonville is 98 percent contained. The fire is currently staffed with 226 total personnel. Resources include: two hand crews and 10 fire engines.

The 11,800-acre Collier Butte Fire 18 miles east of Gold Beach is 70 percent contained. The fire is currently staffed with 34 total personnel. Resources include: one hand crew, two fire engines and one helicopter.

The 67,207-acre County Line 2 Fire north of Warm Springs is 97 percent contained. The fire is currently staffed with 383 total personnel. Resources include: 12 hand crews, 12 fire engines and two helicopters.

The 16,443-acre National Creek Complex 10 miles SW of Diamond Lake is 70 percent contained. The fire is currently staffed with 116 total personnel. Resources include: three hand crews, one fire engine and four helicopters.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
For information on wildfires on all jurisdictions in Oregon, view:
* the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, or
* the national Incident Information System site.

Online and social media resources:
* department’s web site
* department’s blog for news on wildfires statewide and provides current fire statistics.
* Southwest Oregon District blog with district specific wildfire info, and follow the Twitter feed covering fires as they occur.
* Douglas Forest Protective Association website, Facebook Page and Twitter feed.
* Blue Mountain Interagency Wildfire blog for news on wildfires in the Blue Mountains (northeast Oregon)
* ODF Forest Grove District’s Fire blog with district-specific wildfire information
* ODF Central Oregon District’s Twitter feed
* Keep Oregon Green website, Facebook page and Twitter feed
www.oregon.gov/pages/wildfire.aspx for fire prevention, response and recovery links

OTHER INFORMATION
* ODOT TripCheck, http://tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp#
* Evacuation – Ready, Set, Go!
* Wildfire Smoke

FIRE STATISTICS
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.