Friday, August 22, 2014

Central Oregon Fire Update, 8/22



Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
4550 SW Airport Way
Prineville, OR  97754


Contact:  Media Desk:  541-416-6811            
NEW! NEW! NEW!!! Email:   Centralorfireinfo@gmail.com
Twitter:  @CentralORfire                              
 For more information visit: CentralORfireinfo.blogspot.com

FIRE NEWS--Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
For Immediate Release:  August 22, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Central Oregon Fire Update

Central Oregon – Several changes this morning to closures in the National Forests due to reduced fire activity on the Muskrat and South Forks Fires.  In the Deschutes National Forest, the West Cultus Lake boat-in Campground and trails north of Cultus Lake have reopened to public entry.  Also, the entire closure area in the Ochoco National Forest has reopened to the public, although there are still closures in place on BLM and Malheur National Forests associated with the South Forks Complex.  The fire information number for this incident is 866-347-0636 or find the most recent closures and announcements at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/.  The South Forks Complex is now 90% contained. 

Public use restrictions as well as an Industrial Fire Precaution Level III (IFPL III) are still in place for Federal lands in Central Oregon.  The public use restriction currently prohibits open fires, including charcoal fires, except in designated campgrounds.  IFPL III means that personal and commercial woodcutters are prohibited from operating power saws.  Public use restrictions and the IFPL III apply to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests, Crooked River National Grassland, and the BLM Prineville District.  For details on these specific restrictions, please contact the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center at 541-416-6811. 
                                                                                                                                              
-END-

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Muskrat Fire FINAL Information Update, 8/21



******************** FINAL Fire Status *********************
Muskrat Fire Information Update:  August 21, 2014 8:00 a.m.

For more information:   
Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
Media Desk:  541-416-6811          
Email:   Centralorfireinfo@gmail.com
Twitter:  @CentralORfire                             
Blog: CentralORfireinfo.blogspot.com
Location: ½ mile from Muskrat Lake and 2 miles northwest of Cultus Lake. The fire is located within the Three Sisters Wilderness on the Deschutes National Forest.
Size: Approximately 50 acres
Containment: 100%
Fire Update:
Fire is fully contained and will be monitored.  Crews are continuing to rehab firelines and helispots.
Emergency Area Closure:  As of August 20, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. all emergency area closures have been lifted.
All area campgrounds and trails are open to the public.

Central Oregon Fire Update, 8/21



Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
4550 SW Airport Way
Prineville, OR  97754


Contact:  Media Desk:  541-416-6811            
NEW! NEW! NEW!!! Email:   Centralorfireinfo@gmail.com
Twitter:  @CentralORfire                               
For more information visit: CentralORfireinfo.blogspot.com

FIRE NEWS--Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
For Immediate Release:  August 21, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Central Oregon Fire Update

Central Oregon – Firefighters on the Ferguson Springs Fire, located approximately 9 miles SE of Prineville Reservoir, are slowly being released as containment is now at 90%.  The 6-acre fire, located 3 miles north of Rager Ranger Station, is now considered 100% contained.  Resources continue to be available to respond to any new reports that come in as fire danger is still high for Central Oregon.   A stable westerly flow has moved into the area and will bring reduced wind speeds out of the west with no thunderstorms expected this afternoon or tonight. 

No growth has occurred on the 2.25 acre fire in the Mt Jefferson Wilderness.  The smokejumpers working on this fire are wrapping up fire suppression activities and will be released this afternoon.    

Public use restrictions as well as an Industrial Fire Precaution Level III (IFPL III) are still in place for Federal lands in Central Oregon.  The public use restriction currently prohibits open fires, including charcoal fires, except in designated campgrounds.  IFPL III means that personal and commercial woodcutters are prohibited from operating power saws.  Public use restrictions and the IFPL III apply to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests, Crooked River National Grassland, and the BLM Prineville District.  For details on these specific restrictions, please contact the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center at 541-416-6811. 

The South Fork Complex is located 5 miles south of Dayville around the south fork of the John Day River.  The fire is burning in a mix of private, BLM, U.S. Forest Service, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife managed lands. Currently, the South Fork Complex is 86% contained with an estimated containment date of September 1, 2014.  There are continued closures in place due to fire activity.  The fire information number for this incident is 866-347-0636 or find the most recent closures and announcements at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/

-END-

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Central Oregon Fire Update, 8/20



Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
4550 SW Airport Way
Prineville, OR  97754


Contact:  Media Desk:  541-416-6811           
NEW! NEW! NEW!!! Email:   Centralorfireinfo@gmail.com
Twitter:  @CentralORfire                               
For more information visit: CentralORfireinfo.blogspot.com

FIRE NEWS--Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
For Immediate Release:  August 20, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Central Oregon Fire Update

Central Oregon – Firefighters on the Ferguson Springs Fire, located approximately 9 miles SE of Prineville Reservoir, are mopping up and holding the dozer lines around the fire.  Very little to no smoke has been detected this morning after the work done over the past two days.  This fire is now 80% contained and will be transferred to Type 4 command this afternoon.  The cause of this fire has been determined to be lightning. 

Yesterday afternoon, an approximately 6-acre fire was reported 3 miles north of Rager Ranger Station.  Crews have been able to maintain it at this size with no perimeter growth and will continue to work this fire throughout the day today.

No growth has occurred on the 2.25 acre fire in the Mt Jefferson Wilderness as smokejumpers continue to make progress on this fire.  Resources continue to be available to respond to any new reports that come in as fire danger is still high for Central Oregon.   

Public use restrictions as well as an Industrial Fire Precaution Level III (IFPL III) are still in place for Federal lands in Central Oregon.  The public use restriction currently prohibits open fires, including charcoal fires, except in designated campgrounds.  IFPL III means that personal and commercial woodcutters are prohibited from operating power saws.  Public use restrictions and the IFPL III apply to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests, Crooked River National Grassland, and the BLM Prineville District.  For details on these specific restrictions, please contact the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center at 541-416-6811. 

The South Fork Complex is located 5 miles south of Dayville around the south fork of the John Day River.  The fire is burning in a mix of private, BLM, U.S. Forest Service, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife managed lands. Currently, the South Fork Complex is 83% contained with an estimated containment date of September 1, 2014.  There are continued closures in place due to fire activity.  The fire information number for this incident is 866-347-0636 or find the most recent closures and announcements at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/

-END-