Post Summary | Here are the wildfires for the State of Oregon for Friday, August 11, 2017.  No Fire CAD activity report attached due to multiple new fires in the Pacific Northwest have caused time constraints.


This is a new wildfire that occurred overnight.  It is located on the Umqua National Forest, about 25 miles East of Tiller that is burning in timber and grass.  An IMT 2 team is managing this fire.  Fire behavior is active with uphill runs, torching and spotting. Structures are being threatened..  There have been 415 acres burned. There is still a 0% containment status. 129 personnel along with 2 crews and  a single engine crew are assigned.  $286,000 CTD.


The Nena Springs wildfire is also another new wildfire from overnight.  It is located on the Bureau of Indian  Agency managed lands (Warm Springs Agency), about 7 miles NE of Simnasho.  The fire has scorched 34,000 acres and counting.  Fire behavior is very extreme with crowning and being wind-driven. There is a 4% containment status.  Structures are under threat.  240 personnel are attached to this wildfire along with 5 crews, 16 engines and 1 helo.  2 structures have been destroyed.  CTD is $170,000.


The Blanket Creek Fire is located 9 miles NE of Prospect on the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest. Fire behavior on the Blanket Creek Fire has been reduced to moderate fire behavior with torching and creeping.  Structures are still being threatened.  4,800 acres have been burned.  There is a 39% containment status. 733 personnel are assigned with 19 crews, 24 engines and 6 helicopters.  CTD is $12.6 Million.


Spruce Lake fire behavior is moderate with isolated torching and flanking. Structures remain threatened. There are 4,734 acres consumed but a 31% containment status has been reached successfully.  383 personnel remain in fire suppression mode with 16 crews, 5 engines and 7 helicopters. CTD is $4.1 Million.


The Whitewater Fire is burning in the Willamette National Forest, about 10 miles from Idanha. About 5,844 acres have been burned.  There is still a 0% containment status. 669 personnel are assigned along with 18 crews, 19 engines and 8 helicopters. CTD is $8.5 Million.


The Indian Creek wildfire is located 20 miles W-SW of Hood River on the Mt. Hood National Forest, about 6 miles South of Cascade Lock.  It is also near 7.5 mile Camp by Eagle Creek Trail #440 in the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness.  The fire started on July 4, 2017 around 1736 hours PDT.  The fire behavior has been reduced to minimal, creeping and smoldering which is great news!  Only  83 acres have been burned.  However, there is still a 0% containment status.  49 personnel are assigned with 1 crew and 1 helo. CTD is $1.9 Million.


About 20 miles NW of Baker City, a wildfire is burning called the Bear Butte Fire that has a moderate fire behavior with single-tree torching, smoldering and is creeping.  499 acres have been burned and fire crews have reached a 65% containment status.  452 personnel are still attached to this fire with 10 crews, 16 engines and 4 helos. CTD is $3.2 Million.


The Flounce Fire started on State land about 12 miles NW of Shady Cove on the SW Oregon District / Department of Forestry.  Fire behavior is moderate with backing, creeping and smoldering. Structures are being threatened. No evacuations are in effect at the time of this posting.  690 acres have been burned.  There is a 40% containment status.  730 personnel are assigned along with 31 crews, 23 engines and 9 helicopters. CTD is only $1.4 Million.


The Chetco Bar Fire is on the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest and is about 16 miles North of Selma.  The fire has been reduced to moderate fire behavior with uphill runs and backing.  It has burned about 5,036 acres.  Currently, 14% is the containment status.  About 69 personnel are assigned with 2 crews and a single helicopter. CTD is $1.9 Million.


Clarks Creek wildfire is located on the La Grande District of the Oregon Department of Forestry that is about 18 miles NE of La Grande, Oregon.  Fire fuels include timber and short grass. Currently, 300 acres have been consumed.  There is a 90% containment status gained on this incident. 45 personnel remain with one helicopter and 9 engines. CTD is $90,000.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/11/2017 @ 2344 Hours PDT