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Vinegar Fire

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Closures lifted on the Vinegar Fire
Vinegar Fire closures lifted Pendleton, OR: Closures in the vicinity of the Vinegar Fire have been lifted effective immediately. The public is urged to use caution when entering the wildfire... more

INCIDENT UPDATED 9/4/2013

Approximate Location

44.751 latitude, -118.543 longitude

Incident Overview

Community of Greenhorn thanks firefighters.

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Vinegar Fire

Start date:

8/12/13 20:31

Cause:

Lightning

Estimated Size:

1,351 acres

% Contained:

45%

# of Firefighters:

28

Injuries to date

None

Estimated Containment:

9/30/13

Closures/Evacuations: Road, trail and area closures will be lifted effective September 5, 2013.

# of 20-person hand crews:

1

The Vinegar Fire is located approximately 6.5 miles southwest of Granite, Oregon.

It is burning in the Greenhorn Unit of the North Fork John Day Wilderness Area. There are 32 people assigned to work on the fire.

Many of the containment lines (both direct and indirect) have been constructed and improved. We'll continue to use helicopter bucket work to cool down hot spots near the fire perimeter when they are discovered.

A red flag warning is in effect through September 5. Showers and severe thunderstorms with areas of high wind are in the forecast for the next few days

Effective Thursday, September 5, all area, road and trail closures will be lifted. Please be careful when entering the fire area.

Management of the fire has been turned back to the Umatilla National Forest. The Fire Information telephone number is now 541-278-3722.


Basic Information

Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginMonday August 12th, 2013 approx. 08:30 PM
Location27 miles NE of John Day, OR
Incident CommanderShane Severs

Current Situation

Total Personnel28
Size1,351 acres
Percent Contained45%
Estimated Containment DateMonday September 30th, 2013 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber litter and understory. Subalpine fir with heavy dead and down.

Fire Behavior

Interior creeping and smoldering.

Significant Events

Area,road and trail closures will be lifted effective September 5, 2013

Outlook

Planned Actions

Mop up across all divisions.

Growth Potential

medium

Terrain Difficulty

High

Current Weather

Temperaturen/a degrees

Unit Information

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Umatilla National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
25217 SW Hailey Avenue
Pendleton, OR 97801

Incident Contact

Fire Information
Phone: 541-755-9003

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