OR Wildfire: Rail Fire |August 12, 2016

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The Rail Fire began on the Wallowa-Whitman NF, located 5 miles West of Unity, OR, burning in timber from an unknown cause.  It is currently under investigation.

The fire behavior is currently moderate with single tree torching, running and backing.

SIZE AND CONTAINMENT

About 12,196 acres have been consumed but fire crews have successfully reached a 10% containment status.

K-Max heavy helicopter returning to base with water bucket from the Rail Fire.

K-Max heavy helicopter working the Rail Fire (Source: Inciweb)

FIRE FUELS

Fire fuels consist of:  Bug-killed lodge pole pine, standing dead & down.

RESOURCES

There are 667 personnel with the aid of 21 crews, 10 bulldozers, 21 engines, 19 water tenders and  8 helicopters assigned to this incident.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

There have been no structural / property damage claims filed/reported, however the cost-to-date is currently at $7.9 Million.

SOCIAL MEDIA

The hashtags were are using for this wildfire are:  #RailFire  #OrWILDFIRE  #NWFireBlogOR

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