Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 3
Dan Thorpe, Incident Commander
Rye Valley Fire
July 25, 2014, 8:00 a.m.
Fire At A Glance
Favorable weather conditions allowed fire crews to make substantial progress on the Rye Valley Fire near Huntington in eastern Oregon.
Crews and bulldozers have constructed containment lines completely around the 1,392 acre fire. A Type II helicopter (medium size), a large air tanker and three Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) provided air support to the crews on the ground. Today’s actions call for strengthening those lines and beginning mop up operations from the perimeter towards the interior. The fire is currently 20 percent contained.
The fire is burning in grass, brush and juniper on public and private lands within the Bureau of Land Management’s Vale District and Oregon Department of Forestry’s Northeast Oregon District. Oregon Department of Forestry’s Incident Management Team #3 is directing the suppression effort.
Cooperating agencies include BLM, Baker County Emergency Management, Burnt River Rangeland Protection Association and the City of Huntington.
Size: 1,392 acres
Location: 15 miles NW of Huntington
Fuels: Grass, brush, timber
Air Tankers: 3 SEATs
Water Tenders: 2
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