20 Aug 2010, 9:38am
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Lower Deschutes Complex Fires

Location: 5 mi N of Maupin, Wasco Co. OR
Specific Location: Devils Halfacre, Tygh Valley area. Reported coords incorrect. Approx. Lat 45° 14´ 20″ Lon 121° 05´ 30″

Date of Origin: 08/19/2010
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 08/22/2010 8:00 pm
Personnel: 319
Size: 9,304 acres
Percent Contained: 90%

$$ Costs to Date: $1,667,465

Expected containment of fire tonight at 2200, all suppression objectives achieved. This will be the last report unless significant activity occurs. No observed fire behavior. Transfer of command scheduled for 08/23 with local Type IV organization.


Situation as of 08/21/2010 8:00 pm
Personnel: 316
Size: 9,200 acres
Percent Contained: 90%

$$ Costs to Date: $1,378,545

The Youther Fire of the White Lightning Complex reached the Deschutes River about 9 miles south of Maupin, OR.

Transfer of Command to the BLM Prineville District is planned for 8/23/2010 at 0600 hrs.


Situation as of 08/20/2010 8:00 pm
Personnel: 318
Size: 5,500 acres
Percent Contained: 60%

$$ Costs to Date: $982,469

Central Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team assumed command of this complex at 0600 hrs today. Good progress was made on all divisions. The evacuation of Oak Springs Fish Hatchery has been reduced to a Level 1 Advisory. All other advisories and closures will be lifted as of 0600 hrs, 08/21/10.

Strong winds (gust to 30 mph) tomorrow afternoon beginning between noon and 1400 hrs will effect all incidents in this complex.

Smoldering, creeping in leaf litter in drainage bottoms. Hold and mop-up Devil’s Halfacre and Fall Canyon. Mop-up and patrol Oak Canyon. Tygh Ridge will be patrolled with aircraft.


Situation as of 08/19/2010 6:00 pm
Personnel: 276
Size: 4,900 acres
Percent Contained: 25%

Structures Threatened: 7 PRIM , 2 COMM , 5 OUTB
Structures Destroyed: NONE

Evacuation of Oak Springs Fish Hatchery, White River Falls State Park, and E side of Deschutes River. Immediate closure of Deschutes River from City Park in Maupin to Sandy Beach (including all camp sites, etc).

Heavy use of airtanker, SEATs, and helicopters provided relief for these fires.

Central OR Type 2 IMT will assume command of the fire on 8/20 @ 0600. ICP is at Dufur School. There are no Red Flag Warnings/Watches in effect at this time. (Zone 631 warning lifted @ 2000 tonite.)



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