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Shaniko Butte Fire

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Approximate Location

44.98 latitude, -121.131 longitude

Incident Overview

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Lightning-caused wildfire ignited July 13 on Shaniko Butte, 12 miles north of the town of Warm Springs. The fire spread quickly in light, dry, grassy fuels, pushed by winds from varying directions.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday July 13th, 2014 approx. 08:45 PM
Location15 miles north of Warm Springs
Incident CommanderArlando Leyva ICT3, Anthony Sanchez ICT3 (Deputy)

Current Situation

Total Personnel206
Size42,044 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained85%
Fuels Involved

Grass and grass understory, with portions consisting of fire mortality, downed logs and snags with grass. Smaller patches of intact live trees with litter.

Significant Events

Creeping and smoldering fire. Good progress continues to be made in mopping on all fire perimeter. Suppression rehabilitation continues.


Planned Actions

The BAER team continues the assessment of the burned area. Transition to the Type 3 IMT completed as of 0600 hours on Saturday, July 26. Mop up and suppression rehabilitation continues. An IR flight has been ordered for this evening for the transition.

Projected Incident Activity

None expected


Transition to the Type 3 team is scheduled to occur at 0600 tomorrow, 7/26/2014

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Grassy fuels are again receptive to fire this afternoon. Tomorrow's weather forecast: Temp 80; winds 10 mph from north to northeast; minimum relative humidity 15-20%.

Unit Information

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs/Warm Springs Agency
PO Box C
Warm Springs, OR, OR 97761

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