Sunday, September 15, 2019

BMIDC Morning Briefing Sunday September 15, 2019


BMIDC MORNING BRIEFING
Sunday, September 15, 2019
9/14  (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
BIA Umatilla Agency
0
0
Total
0
0
INCIDENT SUMMARY
9/14 Fire Activity:

No new activity to report.



Saturday, September 14, 2019

BMIDC Morning Briefing Saturday September 14, 2019


BMIDC MORNING BRIEFING
Saturday, September 14, 2019
9/13  (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
1
237
WA DNR Snake River Unit
0
0
BIA Umatilla Agency
0
0
Total
1
237
INCIDENT SUMMARY
9/13 Fire Activity:

OR-974S-001166 Thatch. WAL ODF. T1S R43E Sec24 NWSE. Wade Flat Area. 3 Miles SE of Lostine, OR. 237 Acres. Unknown Cause. ODF Stat Fire. Resources Responded 9/13. Grass.

Previously Reported Fires:

OR-WWF-000609 Granite Gulch. WFZ. T4S R43E Sec34 NENW. Eagle Cap Wilderness, Granite Gulch Area. 14 Miles SW of Joseph, OR.  Moderate growth, 5555 acres as of 9/8. Less than full suppression, in Confine status. Timber.



Friday, September 13, 2019

BMIDC Morning Briefing Friday September 13, 2019


BMIDC MORNING BRIEFING
Friday, September 13, 2019
9/12  (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
BIA Umatilla Agency
0
0
Total
0
0
INCIDENT SUMMARY
9/12 Fire Activity:

No New Activity to Report.

Previously Reported Fires:

OR-WWF-000609 Granite Gulch. WFZ. T4S R43E Sec34 NENW. Eagle Cap Wilderness, Granite Gulch Area. 14 Miles SW of Joseph, OR.  Moderate growth, 5555 acres as of 9/8. Less than full suppression, in Confine status. Timber.



Thursday, September 12, 2019

Vale BLM lifting fire restrictions in eastern Oregon


Vale, Ore. Effective Saturday, Sept. 14, the Vale District Bureau of Land Management will lift fire use restrictions on all Vale BLM-administered lands, including Bureau of Reclamation lands, in eastern Oregon.

Fire managers have determined that cooler temperatures, shorter days, current weather projections and decreased overall fire danger justify the lifting, which is about two weeks earlier than in past years, but warn fire season is not over yet.

“Once grasses dry out in early summer, they react quickly to changes in the weather the rest of the year,” Fire Mitigation and Education Specialist Al Crouch said. “Even though it has been cool and wet recently, a few days of warm, dry and windy conditions can dry out dead grass and brush quickly and elevate fire danger again.”

After lightning, equipment fires are the most common cause of wildfires on the Vale District. As a precaution, keep vehicles off dry grass, including ATVs and UTVs. Check spark arrestors and keep hot exhaust away from dry grasses. Ensure undercarriages are clean and free of debris buildup around exhaust systems and moving parts. Keep trailer chains and tie-down straps from dragging and maintain brakes, wheel bearings and tires to help minimize the risk of creating sparks.

“So far this year, we have experienced fewer human-caused fires than normal,” Crouch said. “This is largely due to the public’s fire safety practices and compliance with fire restrictions, and we want to thank them for that.”

Campfires must never be left unattended or abandoned on federal lands. To extinguish a campfire, pour water on the coals, stir them with a shovel or other tool, and drown them again. A fire is “dead out” when it is cool to the touch.

When cutting firewood, check equipment before departing and have a fire extinguisher, water and shovel on hand while working.

Steel and cooper core ammunition have a high likelihood of creating sparks when they hit hard objects like rocks and metal targets. Consider using paper or cardboard targets that are safer to shoot.

The Oregon/ Washington General Fire Prevention Order issued May 8 will remain in effect through Oct. 31. It prohibits open burning other than campfires and requires all flammable material to be removed from around the campfire itself to prevent it from escaping.

Fireworks, exploding targets, and incendiary and tracer ammunition are always prohibited on public lands.

BMIDC Morning Briefing, Thursday, September 12, 2019

BMIDC MORNING BRIEFING
Thursday, September 12, 2019
9/11  (NEW) INITIAL ATTACK
Fires
Acres
Umatilla National Forest
1
.1
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
BIA Umatilla Agency
0
0
Total
1
.1
INCIDENT SUMMARY
9/11 Fire Activity:

OR-UMF-001152 McMillan Spring.  PRD.  T7N R44E Sec SESW.  30 Miles SE of Pomeroy WA.  .1 Acres.  Lightning Caused.  Resources Responded 9/11.  Grass, Timber, and Slash.

Previously Reported Fires:

OR-WWF-000609 Granite Gulch. WFZ. T4S R43E Sec34 NENW. Eagle Cap Wilderness, Granite Gulch Area. 14 Miles SW of Joseph, OR.  Moderate growth, 5555 acres as of 9/8. Less than full suppression, in Confine status. Timber.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

BMIDC Morning Briefing Wednesday September 11, 2019


BMIDC MORNING BRIEFING
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
9/10  (NEW) INITIAL ATTACK
Fires
Acres
Umatilla National Forest
0
0
Wallowa Whitman National Forest
2
0.2
Vale District BLM Baker Area
0
0
NEO Oregon Department of Forestry
1
0.1
WA DNR Snake River Unit
1
5.3
BIA Umatilla Agency
0
0
Total
4
5.6
INCIDENT SUMMARY
9/10 Fire Activity:

OR-WWF-001136 Grassy Knoll. WVFZ. T1N R49E Sec35 SWNE.  Sour Apple Flat Area. 26 Miles NE of Joseph, OR. 0.1 Acre.  Lightning Caused. FS Stat Fire.  Resources responded 9/10. Brush & Sage.

OR-WWF-001137 Sand Flats.  BPFZ. T6S R37E Sec33 SESE. Bear Butte, NF Anthony CG Area. 13 Miles NW of Haines, OR. 0.1 acre. Lightning Caused. FS Stat Fire. Resources responded 9/10. Dead & Down.

WA-SES-0201141 Meyers Ridge. WA-DNR. T9N R45E Sec11 SWNW.  Meyer Ridge Area. 7 Miles SW of Asotin, WA. 5.3 Acres.  Lightning Caused. DNR Stat Fire. Resources responding 9/10. Grass.

OR-971S-001142 Sheep Creek. T5S R35E Sec26 SWSW.  LAG ODF. Vey Meadows Area. 9 Miles S of Starkey, OR. 0.1 Acre.  Lighting Caused. ODF Stat Fire. Resources responded 9/10. Timber.

Previously Reported Fires:

OR-WWF-000609 Granite Gulch. WFZ. T4S R43E Sec34 NENW. Eagle Cap Wilderness, Granite Gulch Area. 14 Miles SW of Joseph, OR.  Moderate growth, 5555 acres as of 9/8. Less than full suppression, in Confine status. Timber.



Tuesday, September 10, 2019

BMIDC Morning Briefing Tuesday September 10, 2019


BMIDC MORNING BRIEFING
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
9/9  (NEW) INITIAL ATTACK
Fires
Acres
Umatilla National Forest
0
0
Wallowa Whitman National Forest
1
0.1
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
1
0.1
INCIDENT SUMMARY
9/9 Fire Activity:

OR-WWF-001122 Chicken. GRFZ. T6S R35E Sec11.  Indiana Creek, PUI Airstrip Area. 13 Miles S of Starkey, OR. 0.1 Acre. Lightning Caused. FS Stat Fire. Resources responded 9/9. Grass, Timber.

Previously Reported Fires:

OR-WWF-000609 Granite Gulch. WFZ. T4S R43E Sec34 NENW. Eagle Cap Wilderness, Granite Gulch Area. 14 Miles SW of Joseph, OR.  Moderate growth, 5555 acres as of 9/8. Less than full suppression, in Confine status. Timber.