Friday, August 15, 2014

South Fork Complex Fire Information 8/15/14 ^NH

Operational Objectives:
  • -Keep the western perimeter of the fire (in Branch II) within established containment lines. 

  • -Keep fire in Branch 1 south of the John Day Valley, minimizing the amount of private and state owned lands involved.

  • -Keep the eastern perimeter of the fire (in Branch 1) west of a line from Forest Road 21 south to Deer Creek Guard Station. 

  • -Keep the southern perimeter of the fire (in Branch III) north of a line from Deer Creek Guard Station and Forest Road 24 southwest to the confluence of Morgan Creek and the South Fork John Day River, minimizing the amount of private lands involved. 

  • -Mop-up contained line as conditions allow, per established mop-up standards.

  • -Provide for initial attack response to any new starts within the area under Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) for this incident. Provide support to initial attack outside the TFR upon request as appropriate. 

Basic Information

Current as of8/15/2014 5:54:36 PM
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday July 31st, 2014 approx. 07:00 PM
Location20 miles southwest of John Day, Oregon
Incident CommanderIncident Commander, Ed Lewis, Pnw Team 3

Current Situation

Total Personnel725
Size64,883 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained60%
Fuels Involved
Timber (grass and understory), some areas of grass and brush.
Significant Events
Crews continue to make good progress with securing the fire perimeter and fireline rehabilitation. Oregon Incident Management Team 2 arrived at the incident and shadowed PNW Team 3 today. Oregon Team 2 will assume command of the incident tomorrow, Saturday 8/16/14 at 6:00am. The area of level 1 evacuations was reduced. Creeping and smoldering fire behavior was observed.


Planned Actions
Continue to hold and improve containment lines. Continued direct line construction. Emphasis will be to continue containment efforts on the northeast perimeter of the fire. Continue to mop-up on the southeastern and northwestern perimeter and fireline rehabilitation/patrol on the west side of the fire.
Projected Incident Activity
Minimal fire growth is expected. Containment efforts will continue on areas in the north and northeast portions of the fire. Burnout operations will occur on the north and northeast portions of the fire. Fireline rehabilitation, holding containment lines and mop-up will continue.
Murderer's Creek and Deer Creek recreation facilities remain evacuated. Level 1 evacuation notices continue for residences in/near Dayville and the Highway 26 corridor.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns
A slight warming and drying trend is expected to continue over the next few days.

No comments:

Post a Comment