Sunday, August 19, 2018

BMIDC Morning Briefing, Sunday, August 19th, 2018

BMIDC MORNING BRIEFING
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Umatilla National Forest
1
0.1
Wallowa Whitman National Forest
2
0.5
Vale District BLM Baker Area
0
0
NEO Oregon Department of Forestry
0
0
WA DNR Snake River Unit
0
0
BIA Umatilla Agency
0
0
Total
3
0.6
INCIDENT SUMMARY
8/18
Fire Activity:  
OR-WWF-000756, Tucker Creek. WFZ, T2S R47E Sec 13 NESE, Redrock Ck., 16 miles NE of Joseph, OR. 0.25 Acres. Lightning Caused. Resources Responding 8/18. Grass/Timber.

OR-WWF-000757, Boswell. GRFZ, T2S R40E Sec 26 NENE, Boswell Ck., 13 Miles NE of La Grande, OR. 0.25 Acres. Lightning Caused. Resources Responding 8/18. Timber, Slash, Brush.

OR-UMF-000760, Table. WWRD, T5N R38E Sec 38 NWSW, Skiphorton Ck., 16 Miles from Walla Walla, WA. Lightning Caused. Resources responded 8/18. Grass & Duff.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Eli Creek Fire Update-Final


Pilot Rock, OR- Firefighters and landowners were successful in stopping the spread of the Eli Creek Fire located approximately 15 miles southwest of Pilot Rock.  The Eli Creek Fire has burned approximately 3,420 acres. As of this afternoon, the fire is 80% contained.  The Blue Mountain Interagency Type 3 team took command of the fire this morning, allowing many local resources to return to initial attack duties. 

Air resources were crucial to the success of firefighters.  Yesterday’s air force included five Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs), two large air tankers, two Type 1 helicopters, two Type 2 helicopters, one lead plane and an air attack supervisor.  Additional resources included five engines and four dozers as well as many landowner resources. 

The public is reminded that ODF’s Northeast Oregon District has implemented additional public use restrictions intended to reduce human caused wildfires.  The Regulated Use Closure prohibits open burning, chainsaw use, mowing and cutting of dry grass, and welding and cutting of metal.  Other activities included in the restriction can be found at http://bmidc.org/restrictions.shtml.  Fire conditions are EXTREME throughout the region.  Please use caution to help prevent forest fires.  Thunderstorms are forecast for Sunday and into next week as the next disturbance pushes across the region. 

Contact a local Oregon Department of Forestry office for more complete information on ODF Restrictions:

La Grande Unit (541) 963-3168

Baker City Sub-Unit (541) 523-5831

Wallowa Unit (541) 886-2881

Pendleton Unit (541) 276-3491

To report a fire, contact:

Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch (541) 963-7171

Or, call 9-1-1.
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BMIDC Morning Briefing, Saturday, August 17th, 2018

BMIDC MORNING BRIEFING
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Umatilla National Forest
5
10.7
Wallowa Whitman National Forest
2
0.6
Vale District BLM Baker Area
0
0
NEO Oregon Department of Forestry
3
0.3
WA DNR Snake River Unit
0
0
BIA Umatilla Agency
0
0
Total
10
11.6
INCIDENT SUMMARY
8/17
Fire Activity:  
OR-971S-000734, High Valley. PDT ODF. Outside Protection Area, T4S R40E Sec 11 NWSW, High Valley Road area, 15 miles SE of La Grande, OR. 0.1 Acres. Lightning Caused. ODF Non Stat Fire, Resources Responded 8/17. Single Tree.

OR-974S-000740, Howard Creek Ridge.  WAL ODF. T3N R41E Sec32 NESE, Howard Creek area, 13 Miles NE of Elgin, OR. 0.1 Acres. Lightning Caused. ODF Stat Fire. Resources responded 8/17. Grass, Timber.

OR-973S-000741, Howard Creek Ridge. PDT ODF, T6S R30E Sec 12 NESE, Dearhorn Ridge Area, 8 Miles SW of Ukiah, OR. 0.1 Acres. Lightning Caused. ODF Stat Fire. Resources Responded 8/17.

OR-UMF-000742, Indian Ridge.  WWRD, T5N R38E Sec 2 SWNE Tiger Saddle area, 17 miles E of Milton Freewater, OR. 0.5 Acres. Lightning Caused. FS Stat. Resources Responding 8/17. Grass, Timber, Brush.

OR-UMF-000743, Lane.  NFJD, T4S R33E Sec 7 SWSE, Lane Creek area, 17 miles S of Pilot Rock, OR. 6 Acres. FS Stat. Lightning Caused. Resources Responded 8/17. Grass & Timber.

OR-UMF-000744, Deer Cr. NFJD, T5S R29E Sec 27 SENW, Matlock Waterhole area, 23 miles SE of Heppner, OR. 0.1 Acres. FS Stat. Lightning Caused. Resources Responded 8/17. Grass/Slash.

OR-UMF-000745, Butcher. WWRD, T1S R36E Sec 17 SWNW, Butcher Creek Area, 12 miles NW of La Grande, OR. 3 Acres. FS Stat/ODF N Stat. Lightning Cause. Resources Responding 8/17.  Grass, Timber, Brush.

OR-WWF-000746, Splinter. WVFZ, T3N R44E Sec5 SWSE, Kuhn Ridge Area, 21 Miles N of Enterprise. 0.1 Acres. FS Stat/ODF N Stat. Lightning Caused. ODF Non Stat Fire. Resources Responding 8/17. Grass.

OR-WWF-000747, McAlister 2. WVFZ, T3N R44E Sec 19 NWSW, McAlister Spring. 0.3 Acres. FS Stat. Lightning Caused.100% Lined, Resources Still on Scene 8/17. Grass/Timber.

OR-971S-000748, Whiskey. LGD ODF, T3S R37E Sec. 27 SWSE, Graves Ck. .5 Acres. Lightning Caused. ODF Stat Fire. Resources on scene 8/17.

OR-UMF-000749, Goodman. WWRD, T1N R36E Sec 1 NWNW, Black Mountain Spring area, 17 miles West of Elgin, OR. 1 Acre. FS Stat. Lightning Caused. Resources Responding 8/17. Grass, Light Timber.

Update:
OR-973S-000727, Eli Creek. ICT4. 12 mi SSW of Pilot Rock, OR. Start 08/16. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 5,500 acres. Active fire behavior. Grass and brush. Limited information available.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Oregon Department of Forestry assists with Eli Creek Fire

Pilot Rock, OR- ODF Northeast Oregon resources are assisting with a fast moving, wind-driven wildfire located approximately 15 miles southwest of Pilot Rock. The Eli Creek Fire is estimated at 3,000 acres and is burning within ½ mile of the Northeast Oregon District boundary. Gusty winds and light fuels are affecting the spread of the fire.

The cause of the fire was lightning from Thursday’s storms. Resources on scene include four dozers, five engines, five single-engine air tankers (SEATs), two heavy air tankers, two Type 1 helicopters, two Type 2 helicopters, and numerous landowner resources.

The Blue Mountain Interagency Type 3 team will take command of the fire tomorrow. Resources will be on scene tonight continuing to establish and improve control lines.
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Passing thunderstorms ignite multiple starts in Northeast Oregon


Media Contacts:

Darcy Weseman, Umatilla National Forest, (541) 278-3722
Larry Sandoval, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, (541) 523-1242
Jamie Knight, Oregon Department of Forestry (Northeast OR District), (541) 786-2039 
Christie Shaw, Oregon Department of Forestry (Central OR District), (541) 263-0661


PENDLETON, BAKER CITY, LA GRANDE, PRINEVILLE, Ore. -  Fire crews in northeast Oregon are responding to multiple reports of smoke and fire following passing thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and overnight.  Approximately 36 new incidents have been reported to the Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center and John Day Interagency Dispatch Center. The majority of these fires are staffed and remain small, less than one acre in size.
Additional fires are likely to be detected throughout the day as temperatures warm and fire activity increases.  Aerial reconnaissance and fire lookouts are assisting with detection efforts.  Isolated thunderstorms are expected in northeast Oregon again on Friday and Sunday.
Fire officials want to remind everyone that the current fire danger rating remains at EXTREME and Public Use Restrictions involving campfires and chainsaw use are in effect. Regulated closures are in effect on State and private lands protected by Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) in northeast and central Oregon.
For more information about Fire Danger Levels, Industrial Fire Precaution Levels and Public Use Restrictions, please contact:


Umatilla National Forest   
Information Hotline: Toll-Free (877) 958-9663 
Twitter: @UmatillaNF   
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Information Hotlines: Baker City (541) 523-6391;
La Grande (541) 962-8679; Joseph (541) 426-5552
www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman www.facebook.com/WallowaWhitmanNF 
Twitter: @WallowaWhitman
ODF, Northeast Oregon District 

Phone: (541) 963-3168 or (541) 786-2039 
ODF, Central Oregon District




The latest fire information can be found by visiting either the Blue Mountains Fire Information Blog or Oregon Department of Forestry Central Oregon District blog. If you are interested in receiving updates on fire activity, follow ours blog at http://bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com/ or www.odf.centraloregon.com.   
           
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BMIDC Morning Briefing, Friday, August 17, 2018

BMIDC MORNING BRIEFING
Friday, August 17, 2018
Umatilla National Forest
0
0
Wallowa Whitman National Forest
2
0.2
Vale District BLM Baker Area
0
0
NEO Oregon Department of Forestry
3
1.7
WA DNR Snake River Unit
0
0
BIA Umatilla Agency
0
0
Total
5
1.9
INCIDENT SUMMARY
8/16
Fire Activity:  
OR-971S-000723, Tamarack. LGD ODF. T1N R38E Sec 20 SESE. Smith Creek Area. 7 Miles West of La Grande, OR. Lightning Caused. ODF Stat Fire. Timber.

OR-WWF-000724, Holbrook. BPFZ. T7S R45E Sec 12 NWSE. Holbrook Creek Area. 7 Miles North of Halfway, OR. Lightning Caused. FS Stat Fire. Grass, Timber.

OR-WWF-000725, McAlister. WFZ. T3N R43E Sec 13 SESE. McAlister Springs Area. 14 Miles NE of Wallowa, OR. Lightning Caused. FS Stat Fire. Grass, Timber.

OR-973S-000726, Deerhorn. PDT ODF. T6S R30E Sec 12 SESE. Deerhorn Ridge Area. 8 Miles SW of Ukiah, OR. Lightning Caused. ODF Stat Fire. Grass, Timber.

Outside Protection Area, Eli Creek. T3S R30E Sec 3 SWNW. Willow Spring Area. 6 Miles N of La Grande, OR. Lightning Caused. Outside Protection Area. Grass, Sage.

OR-UMF-000729, Buckaroo. NFJD. T6S R30E Sec 13 NENW. Deerhorn Ridge Area. 8 Miles SW of Ukiah, OR. Lightning Caused. ODF Stat Fire. Single Tree, Grass.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

BMIDC Morning Briefing, Thursday, August 16, 2018

BMIDC MORNING BRIEFING
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Umatilla National Forest
0
0
Wallowa Whitman National Forest
0
0
Vale District BLM Baker Area
0
0
NEO Oregon Department of Forestry
2
.6
WA DNR Snake River Unit
0
0
BIA Umatilla Agency
0
0
Total
2
.6
INCIDENT SUMMARY
8/15
Fire Activity:  
OR-973S-000716, MilePost 220.  PDT ODF.  T1N R33E Sec 2 NENE.  Emigrant Hill Area.  10 Miles SE of Pendleton, OR.  .5 Acres.  Human Caused.  ODF Stat Fire.  Grass.

OR-972S-000715, Herford 1.  BKE ODF.  T12S R38E Sec 25 NWSE.  Hereford Area.  9 Miles NE of Unity, OR.  .1 Acres. Unknown Cause.  ODF Stat Fire.  Hay Bale.