Moccasin Hill Fire
Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 2, IC Cline
July 16, 2014 8:00 a.m.
Recorded Fire Information Line: 541-947-6223
Firefighters continue to make significant gains in efforts to contain the Moccasin Hill fire. Late yesterday fire officials reported that the entire fire is lined with approximately 85% dozer lines, 5% roads, and 10% hand lines. Spot fires outside the main perimeter have been lined, and crews are reinforcing lines along steep bluffs on the eastern side of the fire.
Yesterday, fire officials and Red Cross personnel were able to enter the burned area to conduct a detailed assessment of structures lost during the initial fire run on Sunday afternoon. This assessment has revealed that 17 primary structures and 16 other structures were lost for a total of 33 structures destroyed, up from the previous estimate of 20 total. No additional structures have been lost since Sunday.
Today, firefighters will focus on mop-up activities on several portions of the fire line. In addition to mop-up work along the entire fire perimeter, crews will continue to extinguish all smokes within the residential area.
Safety officers are encouraging the crews to pace themselves appropriately to deal with the warm and dry weather conditions. The weather forecast for today calls for a chance of thunderstorms late in the day.
With multiple additional large fires being managed elsewhere in the state, the Incident Management Team will begin releasing some crews to transition to other incidents.
The level 1 evacuation status remains in effect for subdivisions near the fire. The Red Cross Evacuation Center remains open at the Sprague Community Center.
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|Fire at a Glance (07/16/14)|
|Size: 2535 acres
Cause: under investigation
Expected Containment: 7-19-14
Crews and Equipment:
Air Tankers: 2
Water Tenders: 9
Total personnel: 748
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