Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 3
Dan Thorpe, Incident Commander
Rye Valley Fire
July 25, 2014
Fire At A Glance
Note: This will be the final day of a morning and evening news release. Beginning tomorrow, one news release will be produced in the late afternoon.
The Rye Valley Fire is holding at 1,392 acres and is now 35 percent contained. Firefighters’ primary objectives include strengthening established containment lines and mopping up hot spots along the perimeter of the fire to prevent future spread. They are also beginning the important task of rehabilitation in areas affected by fire suppression efforts.
Several islands of unburned vegetation remain within the perimeter of the fire. Crews will continue to isolate these areas with additional containment lines and cooling hot spots.
The fire is burning in grass, brush and juniper on public and private lands within the Bureau of Land Management’s Vale District and Oregon Department of Forestry’s Northeast Oregon District. Oregon Department of Forestry’s Incident Management Team #3 is directing the suppression effort.
Cooperating agencies include BLM, Baker County Emergency Management, Burnt River Rangeland Protection Association and the City of Huntington.
Size: 1,392 acres
Location: 15 miles NW of Huntington
Fuels: Grass, brush, timber
Water Tenders: 2
Estimated Cost: $400,000
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