Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 3
Dan Thorpe, Incident Commander
Rye Valley Fire
July 24, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
Fire At A Glance
The Rye Valley Fire, located 15 miles northwest of Huntington, is one of about a dozen fires that resulted from lightning activity that passed through central and eastern Oregon Tuesday and Wednesday.
Driven by strong winds and light fuels, the fire has burned 1,392 acres. No residences or other buildings have been lost thanks in large part to structure protection provided by the Baker County Structural Task Force.
Three Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATS) and a Type II (medium size) helicopter supported fire crews and equipment on the ground to establish containment lines around the fire. The fire is currently 20 percent contained.
The Blue Mountain Interagency Type III Incident Management Team (IMT) made considerable progress Thursday and handed the assignment over to Oregon Department of Forestry’s Type II IMT #3 (Incident Commander Dan Thorpe) Thursday evening.
Favorable weather is expected over the next two days that will help firefighters in the suppression effort.
Size: 1,392 acres
Location: 15 miles NW of Huntington
Air Tankers: 3 SEATS