OR | Cougar Peak Fire

Update 1 | Thursday | September 30, 2021

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A feller and a lookout work together to bring down a tree on fire, on the contingency line at the Cougar Peak Fire.
A professional feller and a lookout safely bring down a hazard tree. Credit: USFS/Lakeview (OR)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Located 15 miles NW of Lakeview, Oregon.

Ignited on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, around 1345 hours PT.

Undetermined cause.

Fire fuels include: timber, brush and medium slash.

CURRENT STATUS

Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.

91,795 acres.

85% contained. Expectations to contain by October 5, 2021.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

10 structures lost.

$23.7 Million Cost-to-Date for fire suppression and containment efforts.

FIRE STAFFING, INCIDENT COOPERATORS

USFS, Fremont-Winema National Forest

IMT2, NW Team 12 – ICP located at the Lakeview Fairgrounds. Closed to public. Open only to essential personnel. ICs are Jeff Dimke and Bobby Shindelar.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office – local law enforcement.

Lake County Office of Emergency Management – broadcasts emergency alerts to local impacted communities during fire and disaster events.

475 personnel.

12 crews.

20 engines.

Single helicopter.

Three dozers.

Five water tenders.

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