Lightning is largely absent from Oregon this week. However, warm, dry weather will greet the hundreds of thousands of visitors arriving to see the eclipse of the sun on Aug. 21. Avoiding activities that can spark a wildfire is key to making the eclipse a safe and pleasant experience for all. One measure adopted to reduce the risk of wildfire is a temporary ban, now in effect, on all campfires in state parks





Monday, August 6, 2012

392 Fire burning south of Lake Billy Chinook


ODF Sisters Unit fire suppression resources are responding Monday afternoon to a fire burning in juniper, grassland and brush about 15 miles NE of Sisters. The Incident 392 Fire is an interagency response coordinated by the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center. The fire was reported about 12:20 Monday afternoon, and early estimates place the size of the fire at 25 acres. The fire is believed to be lightning-caused.


Six ODF engines are assigned to the fire, with 4 fire crews, a bulldozer, one water tender and air support from two helicopters. Resources from the U.S. Forest Service are assisting with fire response at the Incident 392 Fire.

Kevin Weeks / ODF Public Affairs

5 comments:

  1. My grandma and her fiber optic crew are in the middle of it. Trying to get evacuated but the fire keeps whipping around. Just wondering how fast this is growing and if there are any other evacuations going on.

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  2. We live near the fire out near Lake Billy Chinook. We noticed that the smoke plume seems to have suddenly grown. Did this fire blow up and take off and if so how big is it now and any other information you may have about it would be appreciated.

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  3. What is the status of 392 at this time? I had planned to go to property on Lake Billy Chinook tomorrow thru Monday.

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  4. The 392 Fire is now called the Geneva 12 fire. Tuesday morning the fire size is mapped @ 1,341 acres and 30 percent contained. Fire response is an interagency effort led by Cent. Ore. Interagency Dispatch Center. 100 homes were evacuated last night but that was lifted @ 10pm. No road closures in effect currently.

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  5. Were planning on camping at Perry South on Aug 25...Need to know if its ok?

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