September 1, 2014, evening
Fire Information Phone: 541-421-3039
Current Situation:As the day heated up, fire activity increased inside the fire perimeter as small “jackpot” clumps of unburned fuels flared up. Throughout the day, helicopters were flying water drops to extinguish those spots in the steeper areas.
Firefighters were able to get a line around the entire fire today. Dozers worked along the perimeter in Division “M” to move the fire line closer to the burn. Night shift crews will continue to improve and strengthen the existing fire line in preparation for mop-up tomorrow.
Approximately half of the fire perimeter was in mop-up mode today. The spot fire on the southern end is trailed and mopped-up. Crews will continue to grid the area as they “seek and destroy” any remaining hot spots.
Tomorrow’s forecasted afternoon cold front will bring windy conditions that will test the fireline. Crews will be there ready to defend those lines.
There have been no injuries to incident fire fighters.
The incident command post is located at 289 East Hardisty St. (in the community center), Long Creek, Ore.
Fire at a glance:
Size: 2,984 acres
Cause: under investigation
Expected Containment Date: 9-6-14
Crews and Equipment:
Air Tankers: 0
Helicopters: 6Engines: 19
Water Tenders: 9
Total personnel: 631
Estimated Costs to Date: $1.68 million
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