Last night was the final night shift for this incident. The resources assigned to today’s day shift will continue working after the team leaves. The in-coming Type 3 team will shadow the Team 2 members today for a smooth transition.
Team 2 will transfer the command of the ODF Lost Hubcap Fire to an ODF Type 3 Team (IC Flock) working out of the Oregon Department of Forestry John Day Unit Office. At briefing this morning, ODF John Day Unit Forester Rob Pentzer, expressed “Thanks for making my job easy and doing a great job for the landowners”.
Official transition will occur on Thursday Sept. 4 at 7:00 p.m. The Transition Team will work to extinguish any remaining smokes and recover equipment. The local ODF fire staff will patrol the fire and monitor for smokes frequently throughout the remainder of fire season.
100% containment is expected at 7:00 p.m. today.
This is the final news release from the Incident Command Post. After today, all media and public inquiries should contact John Day Interagency Dispatch Center at 541-575-3107.
Fire information at a glance:
Size: 2,712 acres (reduced acreage due to updated mapping)
Expected Containment Date: 9-4-14
Resources assigned: 7 crews, 4 helicopters, 7 engines, 1 bulldozer, 2 water tenders
Total personnel: 275
Estimated Costs to Date: $2.87 M
Cause: under investigation
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