Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander
Haystack ComplexEvening Update
August 3, 2014, 8 p.m.
Tonight is the last planned night shift for Haystack Complex fire personnel. “Be thorough,” said John Flannigan, Night Operations Chief, adding “down to the last little ember.” Infrared cameras will again be used assist the firefighters to see the “invisible” heat, focusing on the School House and Beard Canyon fires. Haystack resources will be available to assist local resources with the initial attack of newly detected fires.
The Throop and Hog Ridge fires were checked by infrared cameras today and have met Oregon Department of Forestry, Central Oregon District mop-up standards.
This is the first day in the past three that a new fire was not detected in the initial attack assistance area for the Complex. Without a new fire meeting, the mop-up standards on the remaining fires in the complex are anticipated by the end of day shift on Monday, August 4, 2014.
The fires of the Haystack Complex are:
• Haystack, 1,120 acres, three miles northeast of Spray
• Throop, 490 acres, three miles northeast of Dayville
• Steet, 50 acres, seven miles northeast on Monument
• Hog Ridge, 55 acres, nine miles northwest of Dayville School House, 73 acres, six miles east of Monument
• Beard Canyon,12 acres, nine miles south of Fossil
• Stahl, 14 acres, 14 miles east of Fossil
Cooperators on the fires are: Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office, Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Spray Volunteer Fire Department, Fossil Volunteer Fire Department, Wheeler County Fire and Rescue, Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon Department of Transportation, United States Forest Service, United States Bureau of Land Management.
Fire at a GlanceSize: 1,814 acres (7 fires)
Location: Spray, OregonContainment: 98%
Fuels: Juniper, brush, grass
Hand crews: 11
Fire engines: 17
Water tenders: 3
Estimated Cost: $1,723,881
For More Information: 503-758-8253