Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 3
Oregon Dept. of Forestry
Dan Thorpe, incident commander
Rye Valley Fire final update, July 27, 2014
The Rye Valley Fire was officially declared 100 percent contained at 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening. The final fire size is 1,516 acres with an estimated suppression cost of $1.35 million.
Oregon Department of Forestry’s Incident Management Team 3 (IC Dan Thorpe) has transferred the fire back to the BLM Vale District. While many fire crews and equipment begin heading back to their respective home units or their next fire assignment, some fire crews will remain behind to provide patrols and mop up operations over the next several days. Local firefighting crews will periodically monitor the fire area throughout the remainder of the summer.
Cooperating agencies included BLM, Baker County Emergency Management, Burnt River Rangeland Protection Association, Huntington School District and the City of Huntington.
Fire at a glance:
Size: 1,516 acres
Location: 15 miles NW of the community of Huntington (near border w/ Idaho)
Containment: 100 percent
Estimated cost: $1,350,000
For more information: Bureau of Land Management-Baker Unit, 541-523-1256