Incident Mgmt. Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander
Contact: Brian Ballou, Information Officer, (541) 621-4156
FIRE AT A GLANCE
Size: 4,802 acresContainment: 40 percent
13 hand crews
18 fire engines2 bulldozers
3 water tenders
350 total personnel
Today's plans on the 4,802-acre Sugarloaf Fire include completing more of the fire containment lines on the north and southeast edges of the fire and continuing the mop-up. Hoses have been set up in the hotter northeastern part of the fire to help extinguish the heavier fuels. Other fire resources will be patrolling to monitor burned areas for signs of hot spots. Some residual fuels within the fire area will continue to burn, reducing the chances for the fire to flare up later.
On the 317-acre Blue Basin Fire today, a separate fire being managed by this team, and on nearby portions of the Sugarloaf Fire, firefighters continue to patrol and monitor the fire. Little heat remains in this area. Part of this area is in the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.Yesterday this fire team also assumed responsibility for the Schoolhouse Gulch Fire. It is about 2 miles east of Dayville, roughly 100 acres in size, and has been mopped up.
Later today, this fire team will assume suppression responsibility for the Corner Creek Fire. It is burning on the west side of the South Fork John Day River, about 11 miles south of Dayville. This fire covers about 6,000 acres, on the Ochoco National Forest, Bureau of Land Management Prineville District, and private lands. Fire suppression crews from the Sugarloaf Fire were assigned to the Corner Creek Fire today.
The forecast for the rest of the week is for continuing hot weather with low humidity. Winds are a concern, especially in the evenings when “sundowner” winds have been gusting to 20 mph.
Information about the Sugarloaf Fire is posted online at www.centralorfireinfo.blogspot.com.