OR WILDFIRE SIT REP | NEALS HILL FIRE | AUGUST 8 2020

NEALS HILL FIRE

Photo Credit | Thurston County (WA) SORT REMS

UPDATE 1 – SATURDAY (8/8/2020)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

  • Location (s) – 22 miles SE of Princeton, near Folly Farm and Hwy 78 (OR)
  • Lead Agency – BLM – Burns District
  • Fire fuels – Short grass
  • Command – NWIMT team 9, Type 2
  • Reported – 8/5/2020, 1600 PT
  • Cause – Lightning

 

CURRENT STATUS

  • Size/Containment Status – 3,391 acres.  60% contained.
  • Fire behavior – Minimal. Creeping, smoldering and backing.

RESOURCES

Staffing and Equipment

  • Total Personnel – 149
  • Crews – 4
  • Engines – 5
  • Helicopters – 0
  • Technical Rescue – 4

Incident Cooperators

  • Thurston County (WA) – SORT REMS

ABOUT Thurston County SORT

SORT is a multi-disciplinary Technical Rescue Team made up of Rescue Tech Level Career Firefighters from multiple fire agencies in Thurston County.  They are one of two teams in the State that provide REMS (Rapid Extrication Support Module.  They are requested via IMT when terrain poses a significant threat to the safety of the wildland firefighters.  This is the team’s second deployment this Fire Season so far.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

  • Structures Lost – 0
  • Cost-to-Date (Fire suppression and containment expenses) – $500,000

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