NEW: Minam Fire | Oregon | Update 1


Smoke from Minam Rx Burn Friday Sept 30th

Smoke from the Prescribed Fire on September 30th (Courtesy: Inciweb)

A Rx fire burned outside of its pre-planned perimeters when winds picked up on Friday evening.  It has not been converted from a Prescribed burn to a wildfire.

Converted Date:  Saturday, 10/1/2016

Converted Time:  0500 hours

Fuels:  Grass and timber

Size:  750 acres

Containment:  0%


National Forest:  Wallowa – Whitman NF

Exact Location:  17 miles West of Jordan, Oregon


Command:  Type 3 Incident Command Team. USFS

Fire Personnel:  50 assigned

Equipment:  (2) Type 1 Interagency Hot Shot crews, (1) Type 1 Helicopter and (1) Type 3 Helicopter


Fire Managers expect that the fire will be contained by fire crews in the next 3 – 4 days.

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