22 Aug 2008, 9:02am
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Middle Fork Complex Fires

Location: Oakridge area, Lane Co., Oregon

Specific Location: Willamette NF. Coordinates are for the Oakridge airstrip, not fire locations, Lat 43° 45´ 10″ Lon 122° 30´ 9″

Date of Origin: 08/17/2008 (First official report on 8/22)
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 08/29/2008 3:00 PM
Personnel: 307
Size: 218 acres
Percent contained: 90%

Costs to Date: $4,193,046

Transfer of command back to a local unit Type 3 organization scheduled to occur at
0700 on 8/30/08.


Situation as of 08/27/2008 4:00 PM
Personnel: 478
Size: 218 acres
Percent contained: 70%

Costs to Date: $3,598,319

Creeping, smoldering, and increased active burning in uncontrolled fires.


Situation as of 08/25/2008 4:00 PM
Personnel: 927
Size: 218 acres
Percent contained: 35%

Costs to Date: $1,932,994

Light precipitation throughout the incident over night. Percent containment remains low due to the discovery of new fires.


Situation as of 08/24/2008 4:00 PM
Personnel: 847
Size: 210 acres
Percent contained: 25%

Costs to Date: $1,318,505

6 new fires have been discovered in the last 24 hrs. Total count, acreage breakdown not reported.

Central Washington IMT #5 (Gormley) assumed command of fires on Saturday. Middle Fork ICP is also supporting an additional 202 personnel for the District.


No update as of 8/24 9 AM. NWCC evidently went on vacation again.

Personnel: not reported
Size: not reported
Percent contained: not reported

Costs to Date: not reported

75-100 fires are burning on the Middle Fork RD, Willamette NF, over an area of 500,000 acres.

Situation as of 08/21/2008 10:00 PM
Personnel: not reported
Size: 200 acres
Percent contained: 25%

Costs to Date: $1,200,000

Central Washington Team #5 will assume command of fires on Saturday, August 23, 2008.

Multiple fires, count not reported. Creeping with crown runs. Direct attack with air support.



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