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.













Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Two Bulls Fire final update

Two Bulls Fire Update

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

The Type 3 Fire 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 patrol to monitor hot spots and smokes. The immediate fire area is still closed to the public until further notice.

Evacuations: No evacuation levels remain in effect.

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

The Two Bulls Fire is 100 percent contained at 6,908 acres and has reached $5.7 million in suppression cost.


Resources 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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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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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. There are about 30.4 million total acres of forest in Oregon.



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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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