NEALS HILL FIRE
Photo Credit | Thurston County (WA) SORT REMS
UPDATE 1 – SATURDAY (8/8/2020)
- 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
- Size/Containment Status – 3,391 acres. 60% contained.
- Fire behavior – Minimal. Creeping, smoldering and backing.
Staffing and Equipment
- Total Personnel – 149
- Crews – 4
- Engines – 5
- Helicopters – 0
- Technical Rescue – 4
- 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.
- Structures Lost – 0
- Cost-to-Date (Fire suppression and containment expenses) – $500,000
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A wildfire broke out in southwest portion of the State on Thursday. The fire is located on Heppsie Mountain Road off of Highway 140, mile post 20, just east of Eagle Point, Oregon.
Credit | ODF SW OR District
Firefighters were able to quickly contain the portion of the fire on private industrial land which was turned back over to BLM last night.
This wildfire was called the Heppsie Mountain Fire.
(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 10/26/2019 2200 hours PDT
The Juntura Complex Fires consist of 3 fires located about 30 miles SW of Vale, Oregon which were ignited by lightning from a storm passing over the area.
All fires were detected on August 8, 2016 around 1645 hours.
- Roostercomb Fire – 156 acres. 95% completed objectives.
- Sheep Rock Fire – 12,783 acres. 85% completed objectives.
- Simmons Gulch Fire – 11,362 acres. 85% completed objectives.
The incident is being managed by NW Fire IMT #13, BLM Vale Dist, Juntuna Fire Protection District. Due to transition to two Type4 IC 0700 Saturday morning, August 13, 2016.
The aftermath from the Sheep Rock Fire. (Source: Inciweb)
There are still 253 fire personnel assigned to this incident along with 10 crews, 19 engines and 4 helicopters, however they are starting to demob all resources on this incident.
The fire has a min behavior and is currently smoldering.
Fuel fuels are tall grass and brush.
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