OR Wildfire: Rail Fire | August 14 2016


Incident Summary

The Rail Fire burning near Unity, Oregon began on July 21, 2016, about 5 miles West of Unity from an unknown cause.

The fire has reached a 12% containment but has consumed 15,394 acres.

Fire fuels include grass, sage brush, and timber in moderate and steep terrain.

smoke column from ICP

Smoke seen from the ICP (Courtesy: Inciweb)


The fire is being managed by the North IMT #12 team.


695 personnel along with the aid of 22 crews, 9 dozers, 21 engines, 19 water tenders and 8 helicopters are assigned to the fire.

Public Information Officers will be in the communities of Unity, Prairie City, Sumpter, and Baker City today to provide fire updates, maps and answer questions.

Damage Assessment

The cost of this fire to date is $6.2 Million.

Incident Cooperators

Incident Cooperators: USFS, ODOF, Baker County Sheriff Office, Baker County Emergency Services and local residents.

Social Media

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