The Jewel Road Fire was reported yesterday burning 7 miles west of Dufur in grass, brush and oak. 6 engines, 2 crews, 2 helicopters and 2 bulldozers responded to this fire, which grew to 33 acres. The fire is now contained and in mop-up by local unit resources this morning.
Current large fires:
Scoggins Creek FireThe 211-acre Scoggins Creek Fire burning 2 miles northwest of Hagg Lake near Forest Grove is now 83 percent contained. The Washington County Sheriff’s office will lift all evacuation orders today at 6:00 p.m. The Scoggins Valley Park at Hagg Lake will reopen to the public on Wednesday (dawn-dusk) except for Boat Ramp C, which will remain closed to support firefighting efforts.
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 team will shadow the Team 2 members today for a smooth transition.
15 crews, 5 helicopters, 8 engines, 1 bulldozer, 8 water tenders and 467 personnel are assigned to this fire.
Estimated Costs to Date: $1.87 M
Team 2 will transfer the command of the ODF Scoggins Creek fire to ODF Type 3 Team (IC Ennenga) working out of the Oregon Department of Forestry Forest Grove District Office. Official transition will occur Tuesday Sept. 23 at 6:00 p.m. The Transition Team will work to extinguish any remaining hot spots and recover equipment from the fireline.
The local ODF fire staff will patrol the fire and monitor conditions frequently throughout the remainder of fire season. 100% containment is expected at 6:00 p.m. today.
Fire Information Phone: After today, all media and public inquiries should call 503-846-2999 until Sept. 26th or call the Oregon Dept. of Forestry’s Forest Grove office at 503-357-2191.
• Washington Co. Emergency Operation Center
• Washington Co. Sheriff
• American Red Cross
• Stimson Lumber Co.
• Gaston RFPD
• Forest Grove FD
• Washington Co. Fire Defense Board Chief
For More Information:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScogginsCreekFire2014InciWeb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4119/
Evacuations: Washington County Sheriff’s office at: 503-846-2999 or Twitter: @forestgrovefire
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.
NEWS MEDIANews 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.
Cynthia Orlando (through 9/28) (503)945-7421 / (503) 510-7972