OR Wildfire: Rail Fire |August 18, 2016

INCIDENT SUMMARY

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

SIZE AND CONTAINMENT

About 28,209 acres have been consumed but fire crews have successfully reached a 25% containment status.

Rail Fire on 8/2/2016 (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Rail Fire on 8/2/2016 (Courtesy: Inciweb)

FIRE FUELS

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

RESOURCES

There are 889 personnel assigned to this incident.

PUBLIC MEETING

The Fire Service will hold a Public Fire Information Meeting on Friday, August 19th @ 6 pm at the Senior Center located at 204 McHaley Avenue, Prairie City, Oregon.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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

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