UPDATE 2 – Monday, September 10, 2018
The TEPEE FIRE also known as a TEPEE 1144 NE is burning on the Deschutes National Forest and about 17 miles southeast of Bend, Oregon. It was determined to have been started by an abandoned campfire, or as what we like to call them as “human intervention”. It is still being investigated as to the whom the responsible party is.
Firefighters were being tasked with patrolling of all the lines last night and with resuming mop-up operations today in cooling hot spots about 150′ into the interior.
Moderate fire behavior has been reported along with creeping and smoldering. The fire burned 2,064 acres and has a 40% containment status.
Fire management expect to transition to a Type 4 IMT by Tuesday afternoon and expect containment to be completely reached by September 30th.
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office downgraded all evacuation orders with the following:
- South of Forest Service Rd 2015 (Ford Road)
- West of FS Rd 2016 (outside of Forest boundary)
- West of FS Rd 23 (Spencer Wells Rd)
- North of Forest Boundary
- East of FS Rd 2016
As of this post, there are 270 total personnel assigned along with 10 crews and 18 engines.
Fire suppression and containment costs-to-date have reached a high of $450,000.00.
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