Sunday, June 28, 2015

BMIDC's Fire Activity

The combination of high fire danger, instability and lightning resulted in numerous fires across the Pacific Northwest.  The Umatilla National Forest and NEO Oregon Department of Forestry Pendleton Unit both picked up many new starts.  The largest of the new starts is within a complex of incidents called the Table Rock Complex.   The Table Rock Complex includes five incidents for a total of approximately 70 acres, burning in the Wenaha – Tucannon Wilderness and Mill Creek Watershed.  The fires are being supported by heavy airtankers, smokejumpers and rappellers.  ZigZag IHC will be on scene tomorrow along with a 20 person contract crew.  More lightning is expected throughout the Blue Mountain footprint this evening.   

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