17 Sep 2010, 11:29am
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Cougar Mountain Fire

Location: 17 mi S of Dayville, Grant Co. OR
Specific Location: E of the John Day (S. Fork) River, S of Murders Creek, Lat 44° 14´ 11″ Lon 119° 28´ 54″

Date of Origin: 09/15/2010
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 09/18/2010 5:30 pm
Personnel: 242
Size: 2,064 acres
Percent Contained: 60%

Costs to Date: $860,000

All divisions mopping up hot spots along the line. Aerial resources supporting with bucket drops.

As of September 17 at 1400, the fire was determined to be caused by lightning from a thunder storm that moved through the area on September 14th.


Situation as of 09/17/2010 6:00 pm
Personnel: 240
Size: 2,064 acres
Percent Contained: 60%

Costs to Date: $512,000

All area closures remain in effect. All Malheur NF lands E from the NF Boundary between the intersections of Forest Road 2170 and Forest Road 24 (Deer Creek Road); N of Forest Road 24 between County Road 42 (South Fork Road); W of Forest Road 2480 from its intersection with Forest Road 24; W of Forest Road 2490 from its intersection with Forest Road 2480 and its intersection with Forest Road 2170; S of Forest Road 2170 from its intersection with Forest Road 2490 and the intersection with the W NF Boundary.

No explanation given for cost estimate reduction. Good progress made on the N and E flanks of the fire. Mop up operations have started on the W and S sides, with emphasis on working 50-100′ in from fire perimeter. Fire may receive some wetting rains by Saturday night and early Sunday. Possibility of some isolated thunderstorms. Most of the fire activity is in the areas of timber and in islands of unburned fuels inside the fire perimeter.


Situation as of 09/16/2010 6:00 pm
Personnel: 221
Size: 2,047 acres
Percent Contained: 10%

Costs to Date: $750,000

Conducted burnout operations, building line. Evacuations of dispersed hunting camps is complete.

Moving current ICP from Dayville Guard Station to an area closer to the fire, in order to reduce travel time and increase efficiency. National Caterer has been ordered.



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