OR | Cougar Peak Fire

Sunday, Update 1 – September 12, 2021

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Credit | ODF

Incident Summary

The COUGAR PEAK FIRE is a newly reported fire by us today and this is what we know so far. The fire is located about 15 miles northwest of Lakeview, Oregon in timber, brush and medium slash.

It ignited on September 7, 2021, from an undetermined cause, around 1345 hours PT.

Special Request

Oregon State Police, U.S. Forest Service, Lake County, Oregon Sheriff and ODF are asking for the public’s help on possible human-caused wildfires in Lake County. More info: https://flashalert.net/id/OSPOre/148341 If you have information, please call 1-800-442-0776 or *OSP from mobile. Reference Case # SP21257103.

Current Status

At the time of this post, the fire behavior has been reduced down to minimal activity with creeping, isolated torching and smoldering.

The fire is still threatening numerous structures and evacuation orders are still in effect, along with road and trail closures being closed.

There has been 86,170 acres consumed and there is no containment of this fire at this time. Fire officials do have a fire plan in how they expect this fire to be contained by October 5, 2021.

Resources

About 793 total fire personnel including overhead and support staffing is assigned to this incident, along with 17 crews, 65 engines and six copters.

The Incident Command consists of Unified Command with Kevin Stock with the USFS and Scott Magers with the Oregon State Fire Marshals Office.

Incident Cooperators include: the American Red Cross, Fremont-Winema National Forest, Lake County (OR) Government, Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), Inciweb, Wildcad.net and the National Fire Interagency Center.

To learn more about wildfires or to get direct updates via this fire, you can visit the COUGAR PEAK FIRE Facebook page or still follow us for more great fire news. https://www.facebook.com/CougarPeakFire2021

Damage Assessment

About 10 structures have been lost.

Total cost-to-date for fire suppression efforts have reached $4.1 Million Dollars.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

NEW | OR WILDFIRE | 0550 PR FIRE

CENTRAL OREGON – A wildfire called the 0550 PR fire is burning in the Canyon Creek area.

The Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center dispatched BC15, DIV1 and E612 to the area for a wildfire on Tuesday, July 3rd around 1959 hours.

The fire has scorched .25 acres.

Limited information available.

ABOUT CANYON CREEK

Canyon Creek is a super hot outdoor destination that is surrounded by old-growth forest that is popular with kids and families, alike.  It has many picnicking, camping and swimming.  There is a nearby swimming area on the Little North Fork of the Santiam River with a sandy and pebble beach.  The current is slow and small rapids feed to a few smaller pools that connect to a bigger water spot and making it a great slide pool that kids use to entertain themselves and others watching.

The area is managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 1055 PDT

NW Fire Chronicles | Chetco Bar Fire | 1

ROGUE RIVER-SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST, OREGON

smoke column 7-29-17

CHETCO BAR FIRE

Summary | This wildfire is located on the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest that was detected on July 17, 2017, from lightning strike activity in the area.  Additionally, it is located 16 miles West of Selma burning in timber and brush.

Due to firefighter safety and the low risk of assets, there has been no direct fire attacks.

Size Up | There has been 4,583 acres scorched with a 12% containment status.  The fire has burned into the 2002 Biscuit and 1987 Silver Fires scars.   The fire behavior is currently minimal with backing and uphill runs.

Resources | There are 71 personnel assigned along with 2 crews and 1 helicopter.

Cost-To-Date | $1.6 Million.

Social Media |  #ChetcoBarFire #ORwildfire2017

(c) 2017 The NW Fire – Updated 8/8/2017 2240 PDT

Rail Fire | Oregon | August 21, 2016

UPDATE

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Start Date & Time

The Rail Fire originally started on July 31st at 1430 (2:30pm) by an unknown cause.

Rail Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Rail Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Location

The Rail Fire began on the Wallowa-Whitman NF, is burning approximately 5 miles West of Unity, OR.

Size – Containment Status

32,530 acres – 45% contained.

Fire Fuels

Bug-killed lodge pole pine stands with a large standing dead and down component throughout the fire area.

Current Fire Conditions

The majority of the fuel in this area is mixed conifer with dead lodgepole. Portions of this area are part of the 2002 Monument fire.

Moderate fire behavior with group torching, single tree torching and wind-driven runs.

Damage Assessment

0 structures lost reported.

Cost-To-Date

$19.3 Million.

EVACUATIONS

Level 1 Evacuation

A Level-1 Pre-Evacuation Advisory has been issued by Grant County for the area of Summit Rock, Elk Creek Campground and the Hunters Creek area.

The area extends from Summit Prairie Road, east to the Grant County line and south from the Grant County line three miles to Tub Springs. This was initiated per county policy because the fire is within five miles of the closest residence.

In Grant County, Level 1 is a Pre-evacuation advisory used primarily in slow-moving events. At this level, residents are made aware that danger exists and encouraged to monitor the local news outlets for information. Residents with special needs or those with pets or livestock should take note and make preparations for relocation.

RESOURCES

Fire Personnel

867 Fire personnel and support.

Equipment

24 Crews
42 Engines
7 Dozers
25 Water tenders
4 Masticators
5 Skidders/Skidgins

Aircraft:
4 Type 1 heavy helicopters
1 Type 2 medium helicopter
2 Type 3 light helicopter

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags

The hashtags we are using for this wildfire are:

#RailFire  —>  #OrWILDFIRE —>  #NWFireBlogOR

Social Media

Follow US here –> @nwfireblog (Twitter) –> The NW Fire Blog (Facebook)

 

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

 

Rail Fire | Oregon | August 22, 2016

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Firefighters looking north at Rail Fire

Table Top Lookout (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Start Date & Time

The Rail Fire originally started on July 31st at 1430 (2:30pm) by an unknown cause.

Location

The Rail Fire began on the Wallowa-Whitman NF, is burning approximately 5 miles West of Unity, OR.

Size

31,127 acres.

Fire Fuels

Bug-killed lodge pole pine stands with a large standing dead and down component throughout the fire area.

Current Fire Conditions

Moderate fire behavior with group torching, spotting and wind-driven runs.

 

Damage Assessment

8/21/2016:  Incident Commander Shawn Sheldon reported today that an outbuilding has been burned near the Table Mountain Lookout. “The lookout itself is fine,” said Sheldon. “We had wrapped it with reflective aluminum sheets, and it withstood the flames. But an outhouse in disuse was destroyed, and a three-sided storage structure was damaged.” The working outhouse at the parking lot, which had also been wrapped in aluminum, remains intact.

8/22/2016:  Table Top Lookout is still intact but an old outhouse was destroyed.

No structures have been lost or damaged.

No injuries have been reported.

$18.1 Million Cost-To-Date.

RESOURCES

Fire Response

There are 905 personnel assigned to this incident.

Equipment

26 crews, 43 engines, 7 dozers, 29 water tenders, 4 masticators, 5 skidders/skidgins are on-scene along with air resources that include:  4 Type 1 heavy, 1 Type 2, 2 Type 3 copters.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags

The hashtags we are using for this wildfire are:

#RailFire  —>  #OrWILDFIRE —>  #NWFireBlogOR

Social Media

Follow US here –> @nwfireblog (Twitter) –> The NW Fire Blog (Facebook)

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

 

Rail Fire | Oregon | August 21, 2016

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Firefighters looking north at Rail Fire

Table Top Lookout (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Start Date & Time

The Rail Fire originally started on July 31st at 1430 (2:30pm) by an unknown cause.

Location

The Rail Fire began on the Wallowa-Whitman NF, is burning approximately 5 miles West of Unity, OR.

Size

30,273 acres.

Fire Fuels

Bug-killed lodge pole pine stands with a large standing dead and down component throughout the fire area.

Current Fire Conditions

The lines along the north, east, and west edges of the Rail Fire are holding well today.

The eastern and northern lines are contained and being patrolled, while the west edge is still being worked.

As the fire moves southward into the Monument Rock Wilderness, it is also running into the fire scar from the 2002 Monument Fire.

The fuels in the old fire scar are not expected to burn as explosively as the fuels to the north have been burning.

Damage Assessment

Incident Commander Shawn Sheldon reported today that an outbuilding has been burned near the Table Mountain Lookout. “The lookout itself is fine,” said Sheldon. “We had wrapped it with reflective aluminum sheets, and it withstood the flames. But an outhouse in disuse was destroyed, and a three-sided storage structure was damaged.” The working outhouse at the parking lot, which had also been wrapped in aluminum, remains intact.

$17.1 Million Cost-To-Date.

RESOURCES

Fire Response

There are 930 personnel assigned to this incident.

Equipment

28 Crews, 43 Engines, 5 Dozers, 29 Water tenders, 4 Masticators, 5 Skidders/Skidgins, 4 Type 1 heavy helicopters, 1 Type 2 medium helicopter and 2 Type 3 light helicopters.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags

The hashtags we are using for this wildfire are:

#RailFire  —>  #OrWILDFIRE —>  #NWFireBlogOR

Social Media

Follow US here –> @nwfireblog (Twitter) –> The NW Fire Blog (Facebook)

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

 

OR Wildfire: Rail Fire |August 18, 2016

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The Rail Fire began on the Wallowa-Whitman NF, is burning approximately 5 miles West of Unity, OR, burning in timber from an unknown cause.  It is currently under investigation.

SIZE AND CONTAINMENT

About 28,209 acres have been consumed but fire crews have successfully reached a 25% containment status.

Rail Fire on 8/2/2016 (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Rail Fire on 8/2/2016 (Courtesy: Inciweb)

FIRE FUELS

Fire fuels consist of:  Bug-killed lodge pole pine, standing dead & down.

RESOURCES

There are 889 personnel assigned to this incident.

PUBLIC MEETING

The Fire Service will hold a Public Fire Information Meeting on Friday, August 19th @ 6 pm at the Senior Center located at 204 McHaley Avenue, Prairie City, Oregon.

SOCIAL MEDIA

The hashtags were are using for this wildfire are:  #RailFire  #OrWILDFIRE  #NWFireBlogOR

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

 

 

OR Wildfire: Rail Fire |August 12, 2016

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The Rail Fire began on the Wallowa-Whitman NF, located 5 miles West of Unity, OR, burning in timber from an unknown cause.  It is currently under investigation.

The fire behavior is currently moderate with single tree torching, running and backing.

SIZE AND CONTAINMENT

About 12,196 acres have been consumed but fire crews have successfully reached a 10% containment status.

K-Max heavy helicopter returning to base with water bucket from the Rail Fire.

K-Max heavy helicopter working the Rail Fire (Source: Inciweb)

FIRE FUELS

Fire fuels consist of:  Bug-killed lodge pole pine, standing dead & down.

RESOURCES

There are 667 personnel with the aid of 21 crews, 10 bulldozers, 21 engines, 19 water tenders and  8 helicopters assigned to this incident.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

There have been no structural / property damage claims filed/reported, however the cost-to-date is currently at $7.9 Million.

SOCIAL MEDIA

The hashtags were are using for this wildfire are:  #RailFire  #OrWILDFIRE  #NWFireBlogOR

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog