OREGON DEPT. OF FORESTRY (ODF) FIRE UPDATE | TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015
News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry
Posted on FlashAlert: June 9th, 2015 10:03 AM
This is the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) fire update for Tuesday, June 9, 2015.
FIRES ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS
* Corn Creek Fire
The Corn Creek Fire, about 14 miles east of Canyonville, started yesterday afternoon and consumed grass, brush, and trees in steep, rocky terrain covering 98 acres. The firefighters and bulldozer operators quick response and work through the night to build a trail around the fire. Today crews will continue increasing the trail width to contain the fire.
Pictures and video from the fire are available at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/douglasfpa/sets/72157654275603061
FIRES ON OTHER LANDS
No new fires were reported burning on other lands in Oregon.
Fire statistics are for the current year and the average over the past 10 years for the 16 million acres of private and public forestland protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry.
January 1, 2015, through today:*
Lightning-caused fires: 24 fires burned 8 acres
Human-caused fires: 129 fires burned 324 acres
Total: 153 fires burned 332 acres
10-year average (January 1 through the present date in the year):
Lightning-caused fires: 22 fires burned 20 acres
Human-caused fires: 113 fires burned 1,107 acres
Total: 135 fires burned 1,127 acres
Fire statistics can be accessed any time from the ODF website.*
*When personnel are heavily engaged in firefighting activities, the latest information may not always appear in the statistics.
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, who is currently Nick Hennemann, 503-945-7248 (office) or 503-910-4311 (Cell), any time for fire information. If the duty officer is unable to take your call, you can expect a prompt return call. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.
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.
For information on Oregon Department of Forestry protected lands view:
* the department’s blog for news on wildfires statewide and provides current fire statistics.
* the Southwest Oregon District blog with district specific wildfire info, and follow the Twitter feed covering fires as they occur.
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. The department also provides fire protection on some other lands, including U.S. Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon.
The Oregon Department of Forestry works closely with neighbors and partner agencies to support the firefighting efforts on major fires outside its authority because sharing firefighting resources can help better protect all of Oregon’s forests.
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