Updated Fire Information phone numbers: 541-820-3643, 541-820-3633
FIRE AT A GLANCE
Date of Origin: August 12, 2015
Location: One mile south of the towns of John Day and Canyon City, Oregon.
Types of Fuel: Timber with brush/grass understory and areas of medium density logging slash.
Structures Threatened: 700+
Structures Damaged: 50+
Residences Destroyed: 36
Current Size: 61,631 acres
Number of Personnel: 939
Types of resources: 5 Type 1 Crews, 21 Type 2 Crews, 4 Helicopter, 66 Engines, 19 Dozers, 7
Skidgines, 27 Water tenders
Weather: The Red Flag Warning Continues through today with winds 20-25 mph gusting to 35 mph.
• Protected threatened homes on the fires southern edge.
• Worked to limit spread to the Southeast where fire activity was highest.
• Several aviation and initial-attack resources responded to a new fire north of Prairie City at 4:45 p.m. yesterday. Oregon Dept. of Forestry's designated initial-attack units were used extensively to combat this fire.
• The newest fire that started yesterday is called “Jerry’s Draw.” It will be added into the Canyon Creek Complex.
• Continue to work the fires southern flank to limit spread.
• A Fire Information Officer will be available outside the store in Seneca from 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
• Crews will closely monitor weather to determine the best distribution of firefighting resources during the Red Flag warning and expected high winds.
• Continue to improve and extend fire line to increase total containment.
• Work to quickly control the newest start and to protect the structures in that area.
• Use air resources aggressively as weather allows
Canyon Creek Complex Fact Sheet
August 21, 2015
Evacuation Update on Canyon Creek Complex
(This does not include new fire north of Prairie City)
Joint Information Center Hotlines: 541-820-3643 or 541-820-3633
Level 3 Evacuations:
• The area west of County Road 62, south of the forest boundary (MP 12) and north of Forest Road 16 to the junction of FR 15/16 is in a Level 3 evacuation. The Strawberry Mountain Wilderness remains in a closure. CR 62 and the 16 are open for through travel, at this time.
• South from Dog Creek to Little Dog Creek will stay closed and under a Level 3 evacuation.
• Upper end of Pine Creek from the road closure near the rock pit will remain under a Level 3 evacuation.
• Canyon Creek, from the fire perimeter north at Canyon City, south to the 15/16 junction will remain under a Level 3 evacuation.
Level 2 Evacuations:
• Adam Marysville
• Eagle Peak Gardner Ranch
• Pineview Buckhorn
• Edgewood Little Pine
• Rebel Hill Both sides of Izee Road from Hwy 395 to the Mike Moore Ranch
• Lower Pine Creek from the rock pit to Highway 26
• Nan’s Rock Road, Laycock Creek Road, Luce Creek, West Bench (still level 2 but inadvertently left off list)
• Hwy. 395 remains closed
• Marysville from Hwy. 395 to Dog Creek and the junction of Hwy. 26 is CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC. Only homeowners will be able to access that portion of the road. Homeowners on the lower Little Canyon Mountain Trail area can also access their homes.
• The 15 road remains closed.
Evacuation level definitions:
LEVEL 1: A Level 1 Evacuation means “BE READY” for potential evacuation.
LEVEL 2: A Level 2 Evacuation means “BE SET” to evacuate.
LEVEL 3: A Level 3 Evacuation means “GO” Evacuate now, leave immediately.
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