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Bingham Complex

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INCIDENT UPDATED 8/11/2014

Approximate Location

44.599 latitude, -121.875 longitude

Incident Overview

The Blacktooth Fire Module has been spiked-out on the Lizard Fire near Mount Jefferson

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Lightning strikes on July 13 resulted in four small fires in the Bingham Basin on the southwest side of Mount Jefferson. Two small fires were quickly put out. The largest fire in the complex, Bingham Ridge Fire, grew to 275 acres and is now 100% contained. The second largest fire, the 175-acre Lizard Fire, is located entirely within the Mount Jefferson Wilderness and is 50% contained. The Lizard Fire will be monitored on a daily basis with a variety of approaches including a staffed fire lookout, patrol plane flights, vehicle patrols, and a remote camera.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSunday July 13th, 2014 approx. 11:00 AM
LocationBingham and Lizard Ridges of Mt. Jefferson Wilderness. 150 acres are out of wilderness.
Incident CommanderNanci Curtis
Incident DescriptionWildfire

Current Situation

Total Personnel3
Size452 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained50%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday October 01st, 2014 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

The fire primarily burned in FM10 with an abundance of lichen which increases the volatility of the crowns which significantly increases the torching and spotting of the fire when active.

Significant Events

Continued smoldering and creeping in the Lizard Fire. The Bingham Ridge Fire has a few hot spots interior in heavier fuels.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continued monitoring of the Lizard Fire and patrol of the Bingham Ridge Fire.

Projected Incident Activity

Expect little activity on both the Lizard and the Bingham Ridge Fires.

Remarks

The Detroit Ranger District is now managing the fire within its existing fire organization. The Bingham Ridge Fire is 100% contained. The Lizard Fire is being managed with a confine/contain strategy. The Bingham Ridge Fire is 275 acres, Lizard Fire is 175 acres, Incident 152 is 2 acres, and incident 162 is 0.1 acre.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Change in the weather pattern with a onshore flow that should cool

temperatures and raise relative humanities. Concern would be inversions that

promote low relative humanities on the Lizard Fire due to its elevation.

Unit Information

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Willamette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3106 Pierce Parkway
Suite D
Springfield, OR 97477

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