NW Fire Chronicles | Bear Butte Fire | 1

OREGON

Fuel loading in mop-up areas, Aug. 8

BUTTE FIRE

Incident Summary | This wildfire is burning on the Wallowa – Whitman National Forest on the Anthony Lakes West of the North Powder (Baker County) in Oregon.  This wildfire was reported on August 4, 2017, around 1400 hours PDT.

Cause | The cause is unknown and is under investigation.

Resources | There are 395 personnel assigned to this incident, alongside 9 crews, 15 engines and 4 helicopters. IC/Command is a NW IMT 9 team.

Size Up | Firefighters have made good progress on spot fires and improving fire lines.  The fire behavior remains to be active with short-crown runs, short-range spotting and single tree torching.   489 acres have been consumed and there is a 30%containment status.

Cost-to-Date | $1 Million.

Social Media | Follow us here on our official Fire Blog, Twitter @nwfireblog and on our Facebook page.   Hashtags we are using for this post:  #BearButteFire #ORwildfire2017

Fire Image | Courtesy of Inciweb.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/8/2017 – @ 2210 hours PDT

 

 

#LonePineFire | Oregon | 2

NEAR PRINEVILLE, OREGON

Incident Summary | A wildfire ignited overnight located on the Crooked River National Grassland on Saturday, July 9th listed at 150 acres with a visible column. It is located approximately 3/4 miles West from MP 14 on Hwy. 26 near Lone Pine Road and 10 miles North of Prineville, Oregon.  The fast-moving fire burned up to 1,000 acres within a 4-hour span, which was highly noted by watchers looking on.

Command | Ochoco National Forest

Current Conditions | Moderate fire behavior with creeping and isolated torching. 897 acres. 15% contained.

Photo Credit: Central OR Fire Info

Fire Fuels |  Medium logging slash, brush and tall grass.

Resources | 95 personnel. 3 crews. 9 engines. 1 helicopter.

Social Media | The hashtags we are using for this incident are #LonePineFire #ORwildfire2017 #PrinevilleOR

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 0710 Hours PDT

#LonePineFire | Oregon | NEW!

NEAR PRINEVILLE, OREGON

Incident Summary | A wildfire ignited overnight located on the Crooked River National Grassland on Saturday, July 9th listed at 150 acres with a visible column. It is located approximately 3/4 miles West from MP 14 on Hwy. 26 near Lone Pine Road and 10 miles North of Prineville, Oregon.  The fast-moving fire burned up to 1,000 acres within a 4-hour span, which was highly noted by wildfire watchers.

Command | Ochoco National Forest

Current Conditions | Active fire behavior with running, short-range spotting and isolated torching.  Structures are under current threat.  There is a 0% containment status.

Photo Credit: Central OR Fire Info

Fire Fuels |  Medium logging slash, brush and tall grass.

Resources | There are 71 personnel broken down to 1 crew, 10 engines and 2 helicopters.

Cost-To-Date | Cost-to-date fire suppression and containment costs have reached $250,000.

Social Media | The hashtags we are using for this incident are #LonePineFire #ORwildfire2017 #PrinevilleOR

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog