This is an Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) daily fire update for Thursday, July 2, 2015.
FIRES ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS
The lightning-caused Jones Canyon Fire is 500 to 600 acres, burning in the Fossil Subunit of the Central Oregon District, 12 miles NE of Monument. The fire is active and uncontained.
FIRES ON OTHER LANDS
The lightning-caused Sugarloaf Fire is 5,057 acres. It is burning in the Prineville BLM District north of Dayville and is 65 percent contained. ODF’s Incident Management Team 1 is in command of the suppression operation. (A more detailed update will be issued later today.)
The 14,049-acre Jaca Reservoir Fire burning 87 miles south of Vale on Bureau of Land Management lands is 70 percent contained. Cause is under investigation. More info: http://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/information/fire_info.aspx
The lightning-caused 317-acre 0301 PR Blue Basin Fire burning nine miles north of Dayville is 95 percent contained. The Bureau of Land Management is the lead agency. More info: http://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/information/fire_info.aspx
The 840-acre Jones Canyon Fire burning 20 miles SW of Ukiah is 22 percent contained. Cause is under investigation. More info: http://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/information/fire_info.aspx
The lightning-caused, 5,345-acre Buckskin Fire burning on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is 60 percent contained. More info: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4286/
The lightning-caused, 388-acre Bunker Hill Complex burning 30 miles SE of Oakridge on the Willamette National Forest is 65 percent contained. More info: http://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/information/fire_info.aspx
The lightning-caused, 8,688-acre Leslie Gulch Fire burning 45 miles south of Vale on Bureau of Land Management lands is 70 percent contained. More info: http://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/information/fire_info.aspx
The lightning-caused, 462-acre Candy Kid Fire burning on Bureau of Land Management lands eight miles north of Drewsy is 30 percent contained. More info: http://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/information/fire_info.aspx
The lightning-caused Corner Creek Fire burning 11 miles south of Dayville on National Forest lands is 12,750 acres and uncontained. More info: http://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/information/fire_info.aspx
The lightning-caused, 300-acre OR-OCH-000297 Fire burning 11 miles south of Dayville on National Forest lands is uncontained. More info: http://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/information/fire_info.aspx
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: 98 fires burned 1,002 acres
Human-caused fires: 273 fires burned 591 acres
Total: 371 fires burned 1,593 acres
10-year average (January 1 through the present date in the year):
Lightning-caused fires: 35 fires burned 40 acres
Human-caused fires: 173 fires burned 1,360 acres
Total: 208 fires burned 1,400 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 Rod Nichols, 503-945-7425 office, 503-508-0574 mobile, 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.