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Two Bulls Fire

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Two Bulls Fire Morning Update
NEWS RELEASE Two Bulls Fire Morning Update NOTE: THERE WILL NO LONGER BE AN EVENING UPDATE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2014 9:00 a.m. Twitter: @twobullsfire, @CentralORFire#twobullsfire . more

INCIDENT UPDATED 6/13/2014

Approximate Location

44.113 latitude, -121.467 longitude

Incident Overview

The Oregon Department of Forestry's Incident Management Team 2 (Incident Commander Chris Cline) and the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Incident Management Team Green (Incident Commander John Ingrao) were dispatched to and assumed joint incident command at noon on Sunday, June 8, 2014, of the Two Bulls Fires. These two fires, burning towards each other when first reported (Saturday afternoon, June 7), are being managed as one incident, are located approximately 10 miles northwest of Bend, and burning in a mix of Deschutes National Forest and private lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. The wind- and terrain-driven fires prompted immediate evacuations in areas west of Bend, as well as additional threats/evacuation notices. Evacuations and the threats to structures were downgraded within a few days, with the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Incident Management Team Green demobilized at the end of shift on June 10. On Saturday, June 14, 2014, responsibility for management of the Two Bulls Fire transitioned to a local Type 3 fire team. At the time of transition, no homes or structures had been damaged or lost as a result of this fire, however, the fire burned approximately 6,908 acres of public and private forestlands.

Note: This Inciweb site will no longer be updated after transition from the Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team to the local Type 3 fire team. Road and trail closures in the area of the fire may continue to change. There may be further information about the #TwoBullsFire subsequently posted on the following:
Local Two Bulls Fire social media sites: http://centralorfireinfo.blogspot.com/; http://www.facebook.com/TwoBullsFire; and/or http://twitter.com/TwoBullsFire
Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/CentralORFire
Oregon Department of Forestry social media sites: http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/; https://www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry; and http://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry
Deschutes and Ochocco National Forest website and Twitter feeds: http://fs.usda.gov/centraloregon and/or http://twitter.com/DesNatlForest and http://twitter.com/OchocoNatForest


NOTE: The following incident data is effective upon transition from the ODF IMT to the local Type 3 fire team on Saturday, June 14, 2014, and will not continue to be updated.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSaturday June 07th, 2014 approx. 02:45 PM
LocationApproximately 10 miles northwest of Bend, OR
Incident CommanderChris Cline
Incident DescriptionWildfire

Current Situation

Total Personnel441
Size6,908 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday June 14th, 2014 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory).

Fire behavior fuel models 5 & 10.

Significant Events

Smoldering fire behavior. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office announced the Level 1 evacuation alert has been removed for all residential areas that had been threatened by the Two Bulls Fire. The following road closures remain in place: All of roads 4601, 4602, 4603,and 4606. The Phil's Trail Mountain Bike area is back open.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Engaged in mop-up operations on west and south flanks of fire. Patrol status on east side.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hour: Mop-up operations, transfer to type 3 organization tomorrow (June 14).

24 hour: Transition to Type 3 organization.

48 hour: Null.

72 hour: Null.

Anticipated after 72 hours: Null.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Currently temp is 56 degrees with RH at 50%. Wind out of the NW at 15 mph with gusts to 21 mph. Predicted weather is for a high of 66 degrees with RH of 44-49%. Winds tomorrow will be 10-15 mph out of the NW with gusts to 25 mph. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers.

Unit Information

Central Oregon District
Oregon Department of Forestry
3501 East Third Street
P.O. Box 670
Prineville, OR 97754

Incident Contact

Coidc
Phone: 541-416-6811

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