Oregon’s Juntura Complex Fires | Aug 9 2016

The Juntura Complex Fires consist of several fires located about 30 miles SW of Vale, Oregon.

The incident is being managed by NW Fire IMT #13, BLM Vale Dist, Juntuna Fire Protection District.

Aerial view of old railroad bed and bridge that is surrounded by burned hillsides. The grassy vegetation is blackened.

Sheep Rock Fire (Credit: NW IMT #13)

All fires were started by lightning on August 8, 2016 around 1645 hours and collectively  have consumed a total amount of 24,201 acres.

  • Roostercomb Fire – 156 acres
  • Sheep Rock Fire – 12,783 acres
  • Simmons Gulch Fire – 11,362 acres

These three (3) fires listed above are at a 51% containment status.

Fire behavior is moderate with backing and up-hill runs.  Fire crews plan on going direct on line construction.

Fuel fuels are tall grass and brush.

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