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.
ODF Central Oregon District – John Day Unit: The lighting-caused Canyon Creek Complex, started on August 12 and located one mile south of John Day and Canyon City, is at 105,684 acres (16,981 ODF-protected acres) and 52 percent contained. The complex, which destroyed 44 primary residences, has 1,014 personnel assigned and is under Unified Command of the Great Basin Incident Management Team 1 (IC Lund) and the Oregon State Fire Marshal Red Team (IC Walker).
ODF Northeast Oregon District – Wallowa Unit:
The Falls Creek Fire, started on August 22, five miles southwest of Joseph, is 353 acres (79 acres ODF-protected) and 63 percent contained. The fire has 181 personnel assigned and is being managed by a local team (East Blues Local Type 3 – IC Tyler). The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
More Information: 541-426-5633 |
The lightning-caused Grizzly Bear Complex, started on August 13, 20 miles southeast of Dayton, WA and near Troy, OR, is 74,496 acres (10,107 of ODF-protected acreage, including 3,299 acres of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife lands) and 23 percent contained. The complex, which destroyed five primary residences (33 total structures), has 1,056 personnel assigned and is being managed by Washington Incident Management Team 4 (IC Gales).
More Information: 541-437-0138 | http://inciweb.nwcg.giv/incident/4511 | www.facebook.com/pages/Grizzly-Bear-Complex-Fire/1152633018086248 | www.twitter.com/2015grizzlyfire | www.bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com | #grizzlybearcomplex
ODF Northeast Oregon District – Baker Sub-Unit
The lightning-caused Cornet-Windy Ridge Complex, started on August 10, 10 miles east of Unity, remains at 102,089 acres (42,883 ODF-protected acres) and is 85 percent contained. The fire destroyed 8 primary residences (17 total structures). The fire has been returned to the local units and 32 personnel are assigned to the fire working towards total containment. Unless the situation changes, this will be the final report on this fire.
More Information: 541-446-3521 || http://inciweb/nwcg.gov/incident/4478/ | www.facebook.com/CornetFire | #CornetFire, #WindyRidgeFire
The lightning caused Eagle Complex, started on August 10, 16 miles northeast of Baker City, is at 12,702 acres (364 ODF-protected acres) and 60 percent contained. The fire has been turned over to a local smaller fire management organization (East Blues Local Type 3 – IC Crippen), and 188 personnel are currently assigned.
More information: 541-406-0201 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4481/ | www.facebook.com/EagleComplex2015
Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA): The human-caused Stouts Fire, started on July 30, 11 miles east of Canyonville, remains at 26,452 acres (11,239 ODF-protected acres) and today is 94 percent contained. The fire has 331 personnel assigned and is being managed by a smaller fire management organization (Florida Forest Service Type 3 – IC Mike Work).
More information: 541-825-3724 or 206-402-7175 | http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4426/ | www.facebook.com/StoutsFire www://twitter.com/StoutsFire | www.flickr.com/photos/stoutsfirephotos | #stoutsfire |
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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.