Tuesday, September 26, 2017

BMIDC Morning Briefing, Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

BMIDC MORNING BRIEFING
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
9/25  (NEW) INITIAL ATTACK
Fires
Acres
Umatilla National Forest
0
0
Wallowa Whitman National Forest
1
.1
Vale District BLM Baker Area
0
0
NEO Oregon Department of Forestry
0
0
WA DNR Snake River Unit
0
0
WA WFS, Washington Fire Service
0
0
BIA Umatilla Agency
0
0
Total
1
.1
INCIDENT SUMMARY
9/25

OR-WWF-001168, Inc. 1168.  WFZ.  T3N R45E Sec 30 NWSE.  Starvation Ridge Area.  20 Miles North of Enterprise, OR.  .1 Acres.  Human Caused.  Burning Stump. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

BMIDC MORNING BRIEFING
Monday, September 25th, 2017
9/24  (NEW) INITIAL ATTACK
Fires
Acres
Umatilla National Forest
0
0
Wallowa Whitman National Forest
0
0
Vale District BLM Baker Area
0
0
NEO Oregon Department of Forestry
0
0
WA DNR Snake River Unit
0
0
WA WFS, Washington Fire Service
0
0
BIA Umatilla Agency
0
0
Total
0
0
INCIDENT SUMMARY
9/24

No new fires to report.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

BMIDC Morning Briefing, Sunday, September 24th, 2017

BMIDC MORNING BRIEFING
Sunday, September 24th, 2017
9/23  (NEW) INITIAL ATTACK
Fires
Acres
Umatilla National Forest
0
0
Wallowa Whitman National Forest
0
0
Vale District BLM Baker Area
0
0
NEO Oregon Department of Forestry
0
0
WA DNR Snake River Unit
0
0
WA WFS, Washington Fire Service
0
0
BIA Umatilla Agency
0
0
Total
0
0
INCIDENT SUMMARY
9/23
No new fires to report.

Friday, September 22, 2017

BMIDC MORNING BRIEFING
Thursday, September 22st, 2017
9/21  (NEW) INITIAL ATTACK
Fires
Acres
Umatilla National Forest
0
0
Wallowa Whitman National Forest
0
0
Vale District BLM Baker Area
0
0
NEO Oregon Department of Forestry
0
0
WA DNR Snake River Unit
0
0
WA WFS, Washington Fire Service
0
0
BIA Umatilla Agency
0
0
Total
0
0
INCIDENT SUMMARY
9/21

No new fires to report.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Union County Eases Restriction on County Wide Burn Ban

Union County Board of Commissioners voted in a regular county commission session today to ease the County Wide Burn Ban/Regulated Use restrictions effective immediately at the recommendation of the Union County Fire Defense Board. Fire Defense Board Chief Larry Wooldridge stated that with the cooler temperatures and the return of resources to the area, the county’s exposure to extreme fire behavior has decreased enough to return to the annual regulated use closure for the remainder of the month. Chief Wooldridge indicated that the Fire Defense Board will continue to monitor conditions.

As specified in County Ordinance 2016-01, the county will remain in regulated fire season through September 30 with a ban on open burning. The open burning ban states that during regulated fire season, no open burning will be allowed with the exception of regulated agricultural field burning. Incinerators and burn barrels are allowed between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., but must comply with requirements in the ordinance. Improved fire pits and fire appliances are allowed. Recreational guidelines must be followed including rock-lined fire pits surrounded by dirt, rock or commercial rings. All combustible materials are to be a minimum of three feet beyond the fire ring, and fires shall be attended at all times. The county ordinance may be read in its entirety on the county website at www.union-county.org.

In addition to Union County easing fire restrictions, forest officials on the Umatilla National Forest have lifted all public use restrictions pertaining to recreational chainsaw use, smoking, and off-road travel. Seasonal campfire restrictions will remain in place until October 31, 2017, however these campfire restrictions do not apply to designated wilderness areas and specified exempted developed recreation sites. The Wallowa Whitman Forest officials have reduced their restrictions to Phase A which includes seasonal campfire restrictions, but will also limit chainsaw use from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., smoking is only allowed in enclosed vehicles, buildings or cleared areas, and no off-road or off-trail travel. Please check with your local Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) office for public use restrictions on lands protected by ODF.

The public’s awareness of fire danger and cooperation is essential to minimizing wildfire in Union County. Recreationists, firewood cutters, hunters, and other forest users can all help by closely adhering to restrictions, operating safely and cautiously and keeping up-to-date on the latest orders and regulations. Additional information regarding forest restrictions can be found by visiting the Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch webpage at www.bmidc.org.

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BMIDC Morning Briefing, Thursday, September 21st, 2017

BMIDC MORNING BRIEFING
Thursday, September 21st, 2017
9/21  (NEW) INITIAL ATTACK
Fires
Acres
Umatilla National Forest
0
0
Wallowa Whitman National Forest
0
0
Vale District BLM Baker Area
0
0
NEO Oregon Department of Forestry
0
0
WA DNR Snake River Unit
0
0
WA WFS, Washington Fire Service
0
0
BIA Umatilla Agency
0
0
Total
0
0
INCIDENT SUMMARY
9/20

No new fires to report.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fire season remains in effect, however Oregon Department of Forestry’s additional fire restrictions are terminated

While cooler and wetter conditions have arrived throughout the region, fire season remains in effect for private, state, county, municipal and tribal lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in northeast Oregon. Due to the change in the weather, the additional restrictions of the Regulated-Use Closure have been terminated as of 12:01 am, September 21, 2017. ODF’s general fire season restrictions mean that burn permits are required for all open fires (except campfires), debris burns and burn barrels. ODF will still need to issue a burn permit for any open burns or burn barrels within the protection district until weather conditions warrant an end to fire season. Campfires fires are now allowed with landowner permission. 
                                        
Steve Meyer, Baker Wildland Fire Supervisor, cautions “The recent moisture we’ve received has really improved fire danger conditions. However, those conditions can change rapidly with a spell of hot and dry weather, or a wind event. There’s still a need to use caution when having a campfire or lighting a burn barrel or debris pile. This is the time of year when human caused fire numbers can really increase.”

The Northeast Oregon District includes lands in the following counties: Union, Baker, Umatilla, Wallowa and small portions of Grant, Morrow and Malheur counties.

To obtain a burn permit from ODF, call your local ODF office:
La Grande Unit       (541)963-3168
Baker City Sub-Unit (541)523-5831
Wallowa Unit           (541)886-2881
Pendleton Unit        (541)276-3491

Fire restrictions may differ on lands protected by rural fire departments or lands managed by the US Forest Service or BLM. Check local regulations before burning.  More information on fire restrictions can be found the Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center website at www.bmidc.org.

To report a fire, call the Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center at (541)963-7171, or dial 9-1-1. 
       
http://bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com/ is your spot for current fire information in the Blue Mountains. 

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