Current situation

Fire season on ODF-protected land ended in most of Oregon last week as cooler temperatures, shorter days and moister conditions settled over much of the state.

Friday, August 7, 2015

South Jetty Fire Update - Friday, August 7, 2015 FINAL REPORT

South Jetty Fire
Oregon Department of Forestry -
Astoria District
Incident Commander: Neal Bond, ODF
August 7, 2015   8:30 AM

Fire Information Phone: 503-338-8442

Current Situation:
Fire officials and State Park managers removed the road block yesterday at 2:00 pm.  The public has full access except for parking lot C, which will remain closed for fire management purposes.  ODF appreciates the public’s patience during the closure. 
Today only one hand crew assisted by two ODF engines will be working on the fire.  Incident Commander Neal Bond says “We are taking advantage of the cooler weather and making good progress and plan to have this fire in patrol status this weekend”. 
This is the final report for this incident.

Fire at a Glance  08/07/2015
Size:   27 acres
Containment: 90 %
Expected Containment:  08/08/15
Cause: under investigation
Resources on fire:
 Crews: 1 (10 man)
 Air Tankers: 0
 Helicopters: 0
 Engines: 2
 Dozers: 0
 Water Tenders: 0
 Total Personnel: 14
Estimated Costs to Date: UNK
Threatened Structures: 0
Injuries: 0

For additional information:
Ashley Lertora, PIO at 503-338-8442 or
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Cool, wet weather in the winter of 2016-17 ended Oregon's long drought and left a thick snowpack at higher elevations which will take some time to melt. However, even in non-drought years Oregon's warm, dry summers create conditions that allow for fire to start and spread. In an average summer firefighters still see almost a thousand fires on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry.

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The Oregon Dept. of Forestry protects 16 million acres of private and public forestlands from wildfire. This includes all private forestlands in Oregon as well as state and local government-owned forests, along with 2.8 million acres of federal Bureau of Land Management lands in the western part of the state. In total there are about 30.4 million acres of forest in Oregon.

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The department fights fire aggressively, seeking to put out most fires at 10 acres or smaller. This approach minimizes damage to the timber resource and fish and wildlife habitat, and protects lives and property. It also saves money. While suppressing large fires can cost millions of dollars, economic and environmental damage from wildfires can be many times greater.


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