Oregon Department of ForestryIncident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander
Haystack ComplexEvening Update
July 31, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
The most challenging of the existing fires is the Haystack Fire located 3 miles northeast of Spray. This fire does not currently have an active fire perimeter by is still requiring quite a bit of attention. According to John Flannigan night Operations Chief “it is still hot under the junipers, and that heat looks hidden but can take off on us”. Crews and engines worked today to extinguish the heat remaining in this 1,200 acre fire.
The other two fires are currently in mop up after their initial runs though mixed conifer and grass fuels. The Throop Fire, located about 3 miles northeast of Dayville is mapped at 490 acres. The Steet Fire located 7 miles northeast of Monument is mapped at 50 acres.
Tomorrow two task forces consisting of a handcrew, two engines, and a dozer will be made available from Haystack Complex resources to assist local firefighters if needed to respond to new fires within the general vicinity.
Size: 1,740 acres (3 fires)Location: Spray, Oregon
Fuels: Grass, brush, timber
Water Tenders: 3
Air Tankers: 2 (available)
Helicopters: 6 (available)
Estimated Cost: $630,000
For More Information: 503-758-8253