Friday, August 9, 2019

HK Complex Fire Daily Update - Aug. 9, 2019

Size: 2,665 acres
Containment: 30% overall, with 8 fires in the Complex at 100%
Location: 15 miles north of Monument, Oregon (Heppner Ranger
Cause: Lightning

Total Assigned Personnel: 448
Assigned Resources: Multiple engines and crews
Aircraft: Multiple fixed-wing and helicopter resources
Closures: Umatilla National Forest Roads &
Recreation Sites

(877) 958-9663

Crews are making good progress on the HK Complex Fire,
burning out along approximately three miles of line east of
Tupper Butte. Many of the smaller fires are contained, being
mopped up and patrolled. The Sulfur Springs and Little Bear
fires merged at the 21 Road. These fires continue to be held on
their southern lines.

The Forest Service and Oregon Department of Forestry are still
partnering on initial attack in some areas. They are preparing
for any new fire starts with lightning in the forecast.
A red flag warning for abundant lightning is in effect until
10:00 a.m. on Saturday. There is potential for a strong
thunderstorm to bring heavy rain and even hail this afternoon
and evening. Winds are predicted to pick up and become
erratic later in the day, with possible gusts up to 50 miles per

There will be a public meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the
Heppner City Hall, 111 North Main Street.

Fire danger rating remains at HIGH and Public Use Restrictions
limiting chainsaw use are in effect.

In addition, a closure order is in effect due to fire activity in the
area. The closure is formally referenced as Order Number T-
2019-0614-UMA-02. All restrictions and closure orders can be
seen in full at

When lightning is active, seek shelter in a vehicle or building, if
possible. If outdoors, find a low spot away from tall trees, wire
fences, utility lines and other conductive devices.

In honor of Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday today, it is good to
remember that “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires.”

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