INDIAN CREEK FIRE | OREGON | SIT REP 1

INDIAN CREEK FIRE

UPDATE 1 | AUGUST 17, 2020

Alternate view of Indian Creek Fire from Hwy. 20

Photo Credit | Vale BLM

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The INDIAN CREEK FIRE is burning along Hwy 20 and Jonesboro and 9 miles east of Juntura on BLM (Bureau of Land Management), private and State lands  in the Vale District in the State of Oregon.  It’s point-of-origin aws at mile post 203.

It was discovered on Sunday at 1230 PT.  The cause is unknown and under investigation.

CURRENT STATUS

Fire behavior is extreme with wind-driven runs and spotting.  There has been 9,000 acres of sagebrush, juniper and grassland scorched. A 10% containment status has currently been achieved but crews will continue to seek out a full suppression and contained.

Vale District (BLM) responded to a 2nd fire just outside of Jordan Valley around 1330 today designated THE ANDERSON CROSSING FIRE was at an estimated 25 acres. 2 engines were on-scene with orders for additional personnel and air support resources.

Structures and habitat are currently threatened.  Evacuations, area and road closures are in effect.

RESOURCES

Management of the fire will be assumed by Pacific NW Team 13, a Type 2 IMT on Tuesday morning

There is 111 total personnel including 1 crew, 12 engines and 3 helicopters.

Incident Cooperators include:  USFS, ODF, BLM.

CLOSURES

Road closures are in effect.

A single engine air taker (SEAT) reloading at Ontairo Airbase

Photo Credit | Vale BLM

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

Total cost-to-date has reached $200,000.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Vale BLM is reaching out to the Public for any information related to this wildfire by calling 541-473-6374 (BLM Fire) or the WeTip hotline at 800-472-7766. Free call and can stay anonymous.

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(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/17/2020 1900 PT