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.
































Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Two Bulls Fire - final update

Two Bulls Fire Update

NOTE: THIS IS THE FINAL UPDATE FROM ODF TYPE 3 TEAM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Twitter: @twobullsfire, @CentralORFire#twobullsfire
June 16, 2014 5:30PM
Facebook: Oregon Department of Forestry
Information Phone: 541-419-6800
GPS: 44 6’ 48”, 121 28’ 2” CentralOrFireInfo.blogspot.com

The Type 3 Team continues to downsize and anticipates transferring The Two Bulls Fire over to the local ODF district at the end of shift Tuesday, June 17. The local district will continue daily patrols to monitor hot spots and smokes. The immediate fire area is still closed to the public until further notice.

Evacuations: No evacuations are in effect.

Closures: Forest Service Roads 4601, 4602, 4603, and 4606 remain closed. The Phil’s Trail Mountain bike area is open. Shevlin Park re-opened June 16 but the bike trails leading into the fire will remain closed.

The Two Bulls Fire is 100 percent contained. Size is6,908 acres. Suppression costs are estimated at $5.7 million.

Resources currently assigned:
• 9 fire engines

Additional Information
For all further inquires please contact the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center (COIDC) at 541-416-6800

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Current wildfire info

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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Protection jurisdiction

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.



Fire suppression policy

The department fights fire aggressively, seeking to put out most fires at 10 acres or smaller. This approach minimizes damage to the timber resource and fish and wildlife habitat, and protects lives and property. It also saves money. While suppressing large fires can cost millions of dollars, economic and environmental damage from wildfires can be many times greater.





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Oregon Dept. of Forestry's public information officers in Salem, Ore., maintain this blog. During the wildfire season, we spend much of our time reporting on fires and firefighting to news media and the public.