NW Fire Chronicles | Bear Butte Fire | 1

OREGON

Fuel loading in mop-up areas, Aug. 8

BUTTE FIRE

Incident Summary | This wildfire is burning on the Wallowa – Whitman National Forest on the Anthony Lakes West of the North Powder (Baker County) in Oregon.  This wildfire was reported on August 4, 2017, around 1400 hours PDT.

Cause | The cause is unknown and is under investigation.

Resources | There are 395 personnel assigned to this incident, alongside 9 crews, 15 engines and 4 helicopters. IC/Command is a NW IMT 9 team.

Size Up | Firefighters have made good progress on spot fires and improving fire lines.  The fire behavior remains to be active with short-crown runs, short-range spotting and single tree torching.   489 acres have been consumed and there is a 30%containment status.

Cost-to-Date | $1 Million.

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Fire Image | Courtesy of Inciweb.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/8/2017 – @ 2210 hours PDT