Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Eagle Complex Fire Closure Area Reduced

Katy Gray         (541) 523-1246
Matt Burks        (541) 523-1208
Kathy Arnoldus (541) 975-4271  

Eagle Complex Fire Information: (541)406-0201                                                            

Eagle Complex Fire Closure Area Reduced  
Baker City, OR: Forest officials have reduced the size of the Eagle Complex Fire Closure Area, bringing it closer to the footprint of the fire. Safety of firefighters and the public continues to be our number one priority as the fire remains active and firefighting resources continue to work in the area. Firefighting hazards such as snags, increased firefighter traffic on local roadways and heavy equipment still exist within the area closure and we urge the public to check with local offices or on our websites for more information before traveling. Please visit www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman/  to view the reduced closure area order and map.
Crews are continuing to mop up along the fire lines and secure the structures along Forest Service Road 7745 / East Eagle Road. Along the west side of the fire, crews are constructing direct fire line. A local Type 3 incident management team led by Incident Commander Willy Crippen assumed command at 6 pm on August 31. The last reported acreage is 12,504 with 60 percent containment.
Information about the Eagle Complex Fire can be found at:
The Eagle Complex Fire Information phone line will remain active: (541)406-0201

Additional information about Public Use Restrictions and emergency closure areas on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest can be found at www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman/ . Regulated Use Closures are in effect on State and private lands protected by Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) in northeast and central Oregon.  Additional information can be found at http://bmidc.org/restrictions.shtml Additional fire information for the Blue Mountains can be found at www.bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com and Oregon smoke condition information is available at http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/

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