Saturday, June 12, 2021

BMIDC Morning Briefing, Saturday, June 12, 2021

BMIDC MORNING BRIEFING

Saturday, June 12, 2021

BMIDC WEBSITE

6/9 (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

Fire Activity:

6/11

No Activity

 

 Example: OR-974S-001114, Buck. WAL ODF.  T4N R44E Sec 11 NWNW. Courtney Creek Area. 29 Miles North of Enterprise, OR.  .1 Acres.  Unknown Cause.  ODF Stat Fire.  Resources Responded 9/29.  Contained 9/29.  Grass.

 

 

 

Friday, June 11, 2021

Joseph Canyon and Dry Creek Fires Daily Update June 11th, 2021

 ENTERPRISE, Ore. – This morning, at 6:00 a.m., NW Team 7 transitioned management of the fire back to local agencies. Northwest Team 7 would like to thank the entire Wallowa County community for their support as well as firefighters for all their hard work throughout this incident. Local agencies will continue to monitor conditions and will remain ready in the event there are changes to the current status.

An e-mail has been established specifically for inquiries about the fires. Please send questions to 2021.josephcanyon@firenet.gov

Joseph Canyon Fire - Start Date: June 4, 2021 Cause: Lightning Size: 7,610 acres Containment: 95% Location: 23 miles southwest of Lewiston, ID.

Status: Weather patterns continued to provide favorable conditions for suppression actions due to cooler temperatures and scattered showers in the fire area yesterday. Minimal fire behavior occurred due to higher fine fuel moisture.

Dry Creek Fire - Start Date: June 3-4, 2021 Cause: Lightning Size: 1,585 acres Containment: 95% Location: The Dry Creek Fire is located in a remote and rugged part of Hells Canyon, northeast of Joseph, OR.

Status: Weather patterns continued to provide favorable conditions yesterday for suppression efforts due to cooler temperatures and scattered showers in the fire area. Minimal fire behavior occurred due to higher fine fuel moisture and precipitation.

Weather: Cloudy skies are expected, with a slight chance for afternoon showers. South winds of 5-10 mph.

Evacuations: There are currently no evacuation orders associated with the Joseph Canyon and Dry Creek fires.

Closures: The Nez Perce Tribe has temporarily closed the Precious Lands Wildlife Management Area in Northeastern Oregon: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7513/59633/

Fire Season Declared: Oregon Department of Forestry’s Northeast Oregon District proclaimed that they would go into fire season beginning Wednesday, June 9th at 12:01 a.m. They have new fire restriction signs located throughout the district, with a Fire Prevention information line; (541) 975-3027 and a QR code which will take you to www.bmidc.org, for current information on fire restrictions.

Prevention Message: Whether we are out in nature or at home in our backyards, remember that it's our role to protect the lands we love by preventing wildfires and recreating responsibly.

BMIDC Morning Briefing, Friday, June 9th, 2021


BMIDC MORNING BRIEFING

Friday, June 11, 2021

BMIDC WEBSITE

6/9 (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

Fire Activity:

6/10

No Activity

 Example: OR-974S-001114, Buck. WAL ODF.  T4N R44E Sec 11 NWNW. Courtney Creek Area. 29 Miles North of Enterprise, OR.  .1 Acres.  Unknown Cause.  ODF Stat Fire.  Resources Responded 9/29.  Contained 9/29.  Grass.

 

 

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Joseph Canyon and Dry Creek Fires June 10, 2021 Daily Update

 Enterprise, Oregon - Demobilization of resources continues today as conditions have moderated and suppression actions have been successful. NW Team 7 is preparing for demobilization and to transition the fires to local agencies that are fully prepared to manage these fires in their current condition. The Incident Management Team remains available in the event the situation changes. 

A new e-mail has been established for information inquiries on the fire. Please send questions to 2021.josephcanyon@firenet.gov 

Joseph Canyon Fire - Start Date: June 3-4, 2021 Cause: Lightning Size: 7,610 acres Containment: 90% 

Location: 23 miles southwest of Lewiston, ID. 

Status: Monitoring of the Joseph Canyon fire continued yesterday with the only observed smoke from interior hotspots on the southwest flank of the fire. Crews continued to monitor and patrol lines. 

Dry Creek Fire - Start Date: June 3-4, 2021 Cause: Lightning Size: 1,564 acres Containment: 90% 

Location: The Dry Creek Fire is located in a remote and rugged part of Hells Canyon, northeast of Joseph, OR. 

Status: The Dry Creek Fire is in very good shape. Two drone flights were completed yesterday looking for smoke and hot spots. The full perimeter was flown with only two smokes within the interior of the fire area observed. 

Weather: Light steady rain is expected through the day, moderating towards the afternoon. Evacuations: There are currently no evacuation orders associated with the Joseph Canyon and Dry Creek fires. 

Closures: The Nez Perce Tribe has temporarily closed the Precious Lands Wildlife Management Area in Northeastern Oregon: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7513/59633/ 

Fire Season Declared: Oregon Department of Forestry’s Northeast Oregon District proclaimed that they would go into fire season beginning Wednesday, June 9th at 12:01 a.m. They have new fire restriction signs located throughout the district, with a Fire Prevention information line; (541) 975-3027 and a QR code which will take you to www.bmidc.org, for current information on fire restrictions.

BMIDC Morning Briefing, Thursday, June 10, 2021

 

BMIDC MORNING BRIEFING

Thursday, June 10, 2021

BMIDC WEBSITE

6/9 (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

.1

WA DNR Snake River Unit

0

0

BIA Umatilla Agency

0

0

Total

1

.1

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Fire Activity:

6/9

OR-973S-000385, View point.  PDT ODF.  MP 232 I-84 Area.  18 Miles SE of Pendleton, OR.  .1.  Human Caused.  ODF Stat Fire.  Resources Responded 6/9.  Contained and Controlled 6/9.  Grass and Brush. 


 Example: OR-974S-001114, Buck. WAL ODF.  T4N R44E Sec 11 NWNW. Courtney Creek Area. 29 Miles North of Enterprise, OR.  .1 Acres.  Unknown Cause.  ODF Stat Fire.  Resources Responded 9/29.  Contained 9/29.  Grass.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

BMIDC Morning Briefing, Wednesday, June 9, 2021

 

BMIDC MORNING BRIEFING

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

BMIDC WEBSITE

6/8 (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

6/8

Fire Activity: 

No Activity To Report

Example OR-WWF-000206, East Pine.  BPFZ.  T7S R46E Sec 16 NESW.  Fish Lake Road Area.  6 Miles North of Halfway, OR.  1.3 Acres.  Lightning Caused.  Grass and Timber.


Monday, June 7, 2021

Oregon Department of Forestry begins fire season in Northeast Oregon District

La Grande, OR- A drier than normal spring and stretches of warmer than normal weather has prompted Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) to begin fire season on private forest lands in northeast Oregon.  “We’ve been seeing fire conditions and behavior that is more indicative of mid to late July recently.”  Joe Hessel, District Forester said. 

FIRE SEASON will begin at 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, June 9 for forest and range lands protected by ODF Northeast Oregon District.  “The fuel moisture of our dead fuels is already at a point where they will readily burn, and it won’t be long before our grasses have cured.  By declaring fire season, we can put measures in place to prevent human-caused fires.  We’re already seeing fires caused by lightning, so we need to use the tools we have to minimize other ignition sources.”  Said Hessel.  The fire season declaration places fire prevention restrictions on landowners and public.  Additionally, fire prevention regulations on industrial logging and forest management activities are put into place.  Lands affected include private, state, county, municipal, and tribal lands in Union, Baker, Wallowa, and Umatilla counties along with small portions of Malheur, Morrow and Grant counties within the Northeast Oregon Forest Protection District.  This area encompasses approximately 2 million protected acres. 

Hessel states “In a normal season, we would have experienced spring moisture which typically delays the start of fire season until later in June.  This season, significant amounts of moisture have been absent.  We’ve already had substantial fires on the landscape and it’s time to do everything we can to mitigate fire starts.”  Thunderstorms that passed through the area last week caused several early season ignitions around the region. 

During Fire Season:

·          Debris burning is prohibited during fire season. Burn Permits will not be issued for burn barrels or open burning on any private forest and range lands within the Northeast Forest Protection District of the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF).

·          The use of exploding targets, tracer ammunition or any bullet with a pyrotechnic charge in its base is prohibited.

·          Logging and other industrial operations must meet requirements for fire prevention, such as fire tools, water supply, and watchman service when those operations are occurring on lands protected by ODF.  Contact your local Stewardship Forester at any ODF office for more information.

·          Campfires must be DEAD OUT!  Recreationists are reminded that campfires need to be attended and fully extinguished before being left.  Get permission from the landowner prior to starting a campfire.

·          The use of Sky Lanterns is illegal at all times in Oregon.

Note: we have new fire restriction signs located throughout the district, with a Fire Prevention information line; (541) 975-3027 and a QR code which will take you to www.bmidc.org, for current information on fire restrictions.

To report a fire, dial 9-1-1. 

 For information on the weekends call:

              Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center       La Grande         (541) 963-7171        

Make sure you know what the fire restrictions are before you head out.  Check with your local Forest Service office for fire regulations on National Forest land, or BLM office for lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.  Information on Public-Use Restrictions on the Oregon Department of Forestry, Umatilla National Forest and Wallowa Whitman National Forest can be found at http://bmidc.org/index.shtml under Current Information: Fire Restrictions.