All ODF fire protection districts are now in fire season. It's especially important in summer to avoid or be extra careful with any potential source of fire in wooded areas. Fire season means the end of most outdoor activities that are high risk for starting a fire, such as debris burning, campfires outside of designated areas, and using tracer ammunition and exploding targets.













Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bryant Fire Morning Update; Wednesday, June 25, 2014

 Bryant Fire
Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 1
June 25, 2014          8:00 a.m.
Contact: Fire Information is located at the Bonanza School
                 Fire Camp Information Phone # 541-545-1633 (The Information Center will be closing at 1200 on 6/26/2014) 


Current Situation:
Fire fighter crews continued to mop-up at least 100 feet and up to 500 feet in some places. With the forecasted change of weather to cooler and light rain possible in the next 24 hours, this will aid in the mop-up efforts.
During the evening, crews again utilized handheld infra-red cameras to search for any remaining hot spots.  The night hand crews worked the hot spots and flagged them for the day shift to double check and completely extinguish.
The Bryant Fire continues significant resource demobilization and is in the rehabilitation phase.  This entails the completing of falling all snags and fire damaged trees, hand held infra-red camera imagery up to 1,000 feet in heavy fuel concentrated areas.  Hand crews will begin constructing water bars in the established fire hand line and spreading out the berms created by the dozers. 
Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team #1 will transition management of the fire to the Klamath/Lake District tomorrow at 1200. 
To date, no reportable injuries have occurred. 
                                
For More Information:
Social Media Resources for this fire:
Oregon Department of Forestry:
Twitter @ http://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry
Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
Blog @ http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/
South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership
Twitter @ http://twitter.com/scofmpfireinfo
Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/scofmpfireinfo
Fire at a Glance (06/25/14)

Size:   1361 acres
Cause: under investigation
Containment: 85%
Expected Containment:  6/26/14
Crews and Equipment: 
Crews:                 4 - Type 1
                           9 - Type 2
                             2 - Camp
 Air Tankers:    
 SEATS:            
 Helicopters:    1- Type 2 (Med Lift)
                          1-Type 3 (Light Lift)

 Engines:  6 
 Dozers:   1   

 Water Tenders:   5
Total personnel:  493
Estimated Cost to Date: $3.7 M


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Cool, wet weather in the winter of 2016-17 ended Oregon's long drought and left a thick snowpack at higher elevations which will take some time to melt. However, even in non-drought years Oregon's warm, dry summers create conditions that allow for fire to start and spread. In an average summer firefighters still see almost a thousand fires on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry.



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