WINDS CHALLENGE FIREFIGHTERS ON EAGLE COMPLEX

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry – Posted on FlashAlert: August 15th, 2015 7:41 AM

Strong winds and continued hot, dry conditions caused additional growth of the Eagle Complex, located approximately 16 miles northeast of Baker City, on Friday. An estimate of the increased acreage burned was not available at the time of this release. A more detailed news release will be sent out later today.

Key information available at 9 pm last night includes::

· No structures were burned.
· Level 2 Evacuation Notices remain in effect.
· A Type 2 Incident Management Team has been ordered and will transition over the next couple of days with the current Type 3 team currently working on the Complex.

FIRE DANGER
The fire danger rating has increased to EXTREME and Public Use Restrictions involving campfires and chainsaw use are in effect. For more information about the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest’s Public Use Restrictions, please contact any forest office, or visit our website at www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman/ or on the Blue Mountain Fire Information BlogSpot at http://bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com/.

MORE INFORMATION
For continued information on the Eagle Complex, go to: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4481/
Contact Info:
Fire Information: (541) 523-1267