No new fires 10 acres or larger were reported on lands protected by ODF in the past 24 hours.
The Lost Hubcap Fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. on August 29th, and quickly burned on Bureau of Land Management and private forestlands protected by ODF. On August 29, 2014, Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 2 (Incident Commander Chris Cline) was deployed to the Lost Hubcap Fire, assuming command of the fire from the local ODF unit of the Central Oregon District at 1200 hours PDT on Saturday.
The fire is burning in timber, grass and sagebrush and total acreage is currently estimated at 2,984 acres.
A predicted cold front will pass over the fire today. This change in weather will bring increased winds that will intensify fire behavior and test firelines. “Today the wind will challenge our fireline, we have prepared, are set up and ready to meet that challenge” said Joe Hessel, day operations chief. The fire is 40 percent contained.
Resources assigned include 6 helicopters, 19 engines, 5 bulldozers, 9 water tenders and 622 personnel including 21 crews. Estimated costs to date: $1.71 M. Cause is under investigation.
The incident command post is located at 289 East Hardisty St. (in the community center), Long Creek, OR.
Fire information: 541-421-3039 and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4096
The Deception Complex (USFS) two miles west of the community of Oakridge is now 2,278 acres. The complex is now 55 percent contained.
The Deception Complex is currently under unified command between PNW Team 2(IC - Chris Schulte) and Oregon Department of Forestry (Ross Holloway). The Complex includes a group of fires that were started by lightning strikes on August 12 just west of Oakridge, OR.
Fire information: 541- 782-5359 http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4093/
ABOUT THIS UPDATE
ODF is responsible for fire protection on about 16 million acres of private and state-owned forest and grazing land, and certain other public forestlands including those owned by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in western Oregon. Fires may cross ownerships, and because of the need to share firefighting resources, agencies work closely together.
This update focuses primarily on firefighting activity on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger in size or of other significance. It also reports on ODF’s major actions as a partner with other agencies.
FIRES ON OTHER JURISDICTIONS IN OREGON
More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/
Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.
OTHER FIRE INFORMATION & LINKS
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/. It includes breaking news on wildfires that occur on ODF’s fire protection jurisdiction and also fires on other lands that potentially threaten , along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry.
For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.
Duty Officer 9/2 - 9/4 Cynthia Orlando, 503-945-7421 / 503-510-7972