21 Aug 2010, 8:37am
Oregon
by admin

White Lightning Fire

Location: 15 miles N of Warm Springs, Wasco Co. OR
Specific Location: reported coords still incorrect

Date of Origin: 08/17/2010
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 09/09/2023 4:00 pm
Personnel: none
Size: 33,275 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $8,000,000

No explanation for new area, cost estimates.

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Situation as of 08/31/2010 4:00 pm
Personnel: 105
Size: 33,701 acres
Percent Contained: 95%

Costs to Date: $7,014,000

Cool temperatures and high RHs continue to help diminish fire activity.

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Situation as of 08/30/2010 4:00 pm
Personnel: 136
Size: 33,701 acres
Percent Contained: 95%

Costs to Date: $6,850,000

No explanation given for acreage change.

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Situation as of 08/29/2010 7:30 pm
Personnel: 160
Size: 33,251 acres
Percent Contained: 95%

Costs to Date: $6,400,000

Type III team (Davis) assumed control beginning 8/28/10. Report quality plunged concurrently. None of the numbers reported can be considered accurate.

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Situation as of 08/28/2010 4:00 pm
Personnel: 279
Size: 33,701 acres (no update)
Percent Contained: 90%

Costs to Date: no update

There was a reburn in Eagle Canyon today.

Type III team assumed control beginning 8/28/10 @ 0800

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Situation as of 08/27/2010 5:00 pm
Personnel: 595
Size: 33,701 acres
Percent Contained: 90%

Costs to Date: $6,300,000

Structures Threatened: 20 PRIM , 5 OUTB
Structures Destroyed: 1 PRIM , 3 OUTB

The Deschutes River has been reopened for recreational users as of 0600 hrs this morning. Crews continue to patrol fire lines, map areas for rehabilitation, and meet turn back standards. Night Shift operations have be suspended. More resources are being demobilized in anticipation of turning the fire back to the BIA district 8/28/10 at 0700 hrs.

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Situation as of 08/26/2010 5:00 pm
Personnel: 737
Size: 33,701 acres
Percent Contained: 70%

Costs to Date: $5,750,000

Structures Threatened: 20 PRIM , 5 OUTB
Structures Destroyed: 1 PRIM , 3 OUTB

Crews continue to reinforce containment lines, patrol the perimeter and extinguish hotspots. Two acre slop over in Div E picked up by Heavy helicopter and IHC crew in Eagle Creek.

Moderate fire behavior in the interior limited to hot spots some occasional torching noted. Continued reinforcing of containment lines to meet the 300ft turn back standards, mopping up and attacking hotspots within the fire perimeter. Preparations to turn the fire over to a type III team include mapping suppression rehabilitation areas and continuing demobilization of resources.

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Situation as of 08/25/2010 5:00 pm
Personnel: 856
Size: 33,016 acres
Percent Contained: 40%

Costs to Date: $5,000,000

Structures Threatened: 20 PRIM , 5 OUTB
Structures Destroyed: 2 PRIM

The Deschutes River still remains closed to river traffic from Trout Creek to Harpham Flats. Burnout operations in division E completed with the connections to existing containment lines. Crews and air resources continue to strengthen existing lines in anticipation of the upcoming wind event.

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Date of Origin: 07/17/2010
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 08/24/2010 11:00 am
Personnel: 917
Size: 29,073 acres
Percent Contained: 30%

Costs to Date: $4,350,000

Structures Threatened: 20 PRIM , 5 OUTB
Structures Destroyed: 2 PRIM

The Deschutes River remains closed to river traffic from Trout Creek to Harpham Flats. Burn out operations commenced in division E to secure areas not accessible by hand crews or mechanized equipment. Burning out from ridge lines and flat areas with roadway as a back up safety line. Support IA with aviation resources in the Olallie Lake area.

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Situation as of 08/23/2010 5:00 pm
Personnel: 994
Size: 27,109 acres
Percent Contained: 10%

Costs to Date: $2,340,000 (no update)

Complex includes Youther, Island Rim, Johnson Lake, Laughlin Hills, and Youth Spot fires, burning on Agency lands. Gusty winds with predicted warm and dry weather could fuel fires. Numerous scattered residences throughout fire areas. Concerns about the Johnson Lake and Island Rib fires moving towards the Kahneeta Resort.

Portions of the Deschutes River have been reopened to recreationists. Stretches of the river from Warm Springs Boat Launch to Trout Creek Campground (river mile 88) and downstream from Harphan Flat (river mile 56)are now open. The remaining 32 mile closure remains in effect.

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Situation as of 08/22/2010 5:00 pm
Personnel: 903
Size: 24,397 acres
Percent Contained: 10%

Costs to Date: $2,340,000

The Deschutes River closure to recreational users is still in effect with some modification to open segments outside of critical fire areas.

For reporting purposes, The Youther Fire and Boundary #73 fire are now considered to be one fire as they burned together.

Running wind driven fire again this afternoon.

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Situation as of 08/21/2010 8:30 pm
Personnel: 647
Size: 10,445 acres
Percent Contained: 5%

Costs to Date: $1,200,000

Structures Threatened: 20 PRIM , 5 OUTB
Structures Destroyed: 2 PRIM

Lost 2 cabins in the Dent area, 8 other cabins were evacuated and are at risk. Closed the Deschutes River to rafting, from Warm Springs to Maupin. 100 plus rafters are stranded upriver above active fire. Further evacuations are in progress on the east side of the Deschutes River.

Running wind driven fire. Initial attack all new starts with the IA area. Continue to secure established containment lines on the unsecured perimeter. Continue with reconnaisance on the east perimeter. Use IR for perimeter location and spot detection. Perform structure protection.

All this after an entire month of “fire suppression” by WSA crews. Was that a joke or a scam or what?

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Situation as of 08/20/2010 6:00 pm
Personnel: 362
Size: 5,680 acres
Percent Contained: 5%

Costs to Date: $450,000

Fire has been burning for one month, but was reported today for the first time. Warm Springs crews have milked $450,000 from the taxpayers for not fighting this fire for a month. Now the Northwest Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team is scheduled to be delegated the authority to manage this Complex as of 0600 hours, tomorrow, 8/21/2010, so they can get in on the gravy train.

24 Aug 2010, 9:42pm
by larbear107


WOW, I am amazed at the comments posted by the admins, seems rather one sided!

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