Cherry Road Fire | Oregon | August 22 2016

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Cherry Road Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Cherry Road Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Start Date

The Cherry Road Fire started on 8/21/2016 from human intervention.  The exact cause is undetermined but Officials are working tirelessly investigating.  We do not have a preliminary cause at the moment.

Location

This wildfires is said to be burning in the Vale District, about 16 miles West of Homedale, Idaho and approximately 7 miles South of Adrian, Oregon and East of the Owynee Reservoir.

Size

The size of the fire is currently at 31,210 acres.

COMMAND

Command Staff

IMT2 NW Team 8 (Johnson) has been ordered.  A Jordan Valley Regional Fire Protection Association and the Malheur County Sheriff’s Office are also expected to arrive or have arrived on-scene.

Fire Response

There are 100 personnel assigned to this fire.

RESOURCES

Equipment Resources

There is currently 1 crew, 19 engines, 3 helicopters with 21 engines, 5 hand crews and other additional resources on order.

CURRENT FIRE CONDITIONS

Fire Behavior

Active flame on all sides of the fire. Wind driven. High rates of spread.  Moderate to extreme fire behavior.

Higher wind gusts up to 25 mph are expected.

Damage Assessment

No structures have been damaged or destroyed, however both residences and sage grouse habitat are currently under threat.

Injuries

There have been none reported.

Cost-To-Date

$500,000.00.

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