Current situation

Fire season on ODF-protected land has officially ended in all of Oregon as cooler temperatures and moister conditions settle over much of the state. This late in the fall, a key source of ignitions is fire escaping when piles of woody debris are burned. Care is required with that activity at any time of year.
































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, in the summer of 2017 a series of heatwaves and a prolonged stretch of dry weather created conditions that dried forest fuels, allowing fires to start and spread. The result was more than a thousand fires on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry.Ninety-five percent of these were put out at less than 10 acres.






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The Oregon Dept. of Forestry protects 16 million acres of private and public forestlands from wildfire. This includes all private forestlands in Oregon as well as state and local government-owned forests, along with 2.8 million acres of federal Bureau of Land Management lands in the western part of the state. In total there are about 30.4 million acres of forest in Oregon.



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