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.













Monday, June 23, 2014

Bryant Fire update - June 23, 2014, 8 a.m.

Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 1

Contact: Fire Information is located at the Bonanza School
Fire Camp Information phone: 541-545-1633

Current Situation:
Yesterday firefighters completed the fire line perimeter. Bulldozers were used to construct the majority of the fire line. On the steepest terrain too rugged for dozers, hand crews completed the remaining sections, thus completely encompassing the fire.

Today, firefighters will begin the next stage: mop-up. Mop-up involves firefighters digging out hot spots and extinguishing all remaining heat. Mop-up starts along the perimeter and moves toward the center of the fire. Diligent efforts of the crews working around the clock speed up the fire containment and mop-up progress

Tonight the ODF incident management team invites the community of Bonanza to attend an open house at the high school from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The team wants to ensure that the community has access to the latest fire updates and an opportunity to tour the fire camp, to understand the role all firefighters and support personal play during the suppression effort.

To date, no reportable injuries have occurred.

Fire at a Glance (06/23/14)

Fire size: 1361 acres

Cause: under investigation

Containment: 45 percent

Expected date of containment: unknown

Crews and Equipment:

Crews: 5 - Type 1
23 - Type 2
2 - Camp

Heavy air tankers: 0
Single-engine air tankers: 0
Helicopters: 1 - Type 1 (Heavy Lift)
5 - Type 2 (Med Lift)
2 - Type 3 (Light Lift)

Fire engines: 44

Bulldozers: 11

Water Tenders: 11

Total personnel: 881

Estimated suppression cost to date: $2.6 million


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



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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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