|Current as of||8/11/2014 10:12:28 PM|
|Date of Origin||Thursday July 31st, 2014 approx. 07:00 PM|
|Location||20 miles southwest of John Day, Oregon|
|Incident Commander||Incident Commander, Ed Lewis, Pnw Team 3|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||30%|
Timber (grass and understory), some areas of grass and brush.
Firefighters in Branch 3 were pulled back into safety zones today due to overhead thunderstorms and gusty outflow winds. Areas of active fire behavior with backing, torching and short up-slope, up-canyon runs. Precipitation occurred over some areas of the fire today and moderated fire behavior in some areas.
Continue to hold containment lines with heavy reliance on aviation resources. Continued direct line construction where terrain and fire behavior allow. Continue to build indirect line and prepare primary and secondary containment lines. Provide point protection as necessary. Emphasis will be on continued containment efforts on the northwest corner of the fire; south of Dayville and on the southern area of the fire.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Continued fire spread to the north and northeast. The fire is expected to continue moving south and southeast along active areas of the perimeter. Downdrafts associated with thunderstorm activity may increase fire behavior throughout affected portions of the incident.
Downdrafts associated with thunderstorm activity may increase fire behavior in areas of the incident. Continued torching, spotting and up-slope runs along active sections of the fire are expected to continue especially when winds and terrain align.
Continued torching, spotting and up-slope runs along active sections of the fire are expected to continue especially when winds and terrain align.
Murderer's Creek and Deer Creek recreation facilities have been evacuated.
Expectation of thunderstorm development over the fire area again on Tuesday. A 50% chance of wetting rain is expected; along with the potential for lightning and gusty outflow winds. A mild cooling trend is expected by midweek.