Oregon’s Juntura Complex Fires | Aug 12 2016

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The Juntura Complex Fires consist of 3 fires located about 30 miles SW of Vale, Oregon which were ignited by lightning from a storm passing over the area.

All fires were detected on August 8, 2016 around 1645 hours.

  • Roostercomb Fire – 156 acres. 95% completed objectives.
  • Sheep Rock Fire – 12,783 acres.  85% completed objectives.
  • Simmons Gulch Fire – 11,362 acres. 85% completed objectives.

COMMAND

The incident is being managed by NW Fire IMT #13, BLM Vale Dist, Juntuna Fire Protection District.  Due to transition to two Type4 IC 0700 Saturday morning, August 13, 2016.

Photo of damage from the Sheep Rock Fire as part of the Juntura Complex.

The aftermath from the Sheep Rock Fire. (Source: Inciweb)

RESOURCES

There are still 253 fire personnel assigned to this incident along with 10 crews, 19 engines and 4 helicopters, however they are starting to demob all resources on this incident.

CURRENT STATUS

The fire has a min behavior and is currently smoldering.

FIRE FUELS

Fuel fuels are tall grass and brush.

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