This will be the final fire fact update for Bob Fry’s Western Montana’s Type 2 Team. The fire will transition to Jeff Schardt’s Type 3 Team on Sunday July 26th at 6 a.m..
· Today the Type 3 team members are shadowing present fire personnel to understand the fires.
· Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR’s) on all fires have been lifted.
· Crews are continuing rehabilitation processes on all fires, including cleaning up dozer lines and other effects of fire suppression efforts.
· The Fire Information phone number has been changed to 541-416-6811 at the Central Oregon Dispatch center
The Team would like to thank the community, landowners and local firefighting organizations for both their cooperation and understanding.
Pine Creek Fire – Work continues on hot spots identified via Infra Red monitoring. Mop up operations are continuing along the fire lines. Rehabilitation of dozer lines has started. Slash along Rowe Road is being chipped. Current Size: 30,245 acres Containment: 97 % Resources on Fire: 318 Personnel,
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday July 14th, 2014 approx. 04:30 PM|
|Location||11 miles south of Fossil|
|Incident Commander||Bob Fry - Western Montana IMT|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Short Grass (1 foot), Grass, sage brush and Juniper.
Smoldering hot spots.
Mop-up remaining hotspots that threaten firelines. Mop-up and secure area around structures along Rowe Creek Road. Palm IR will be utilized to locate hop spots on Division D on the northeast corner of the fire. Rehabilitation of dozer lines will begin, Slash generated during suppression actions along the Rowe Creek Road will be chipped by division resources.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Minimal fire activity is expected tomorrow with suppression crews likely encountering persistent hot spots on Division "D" on the northeast corner of the fire. No additional fire movement is expected.
Bob Fry's Western Montana Incident Management Team is also managing the Jack Knife, Black Rock, and Donny Brook Fires. The temporary flight restriction (TFR) will be lifted today (7/25) at end of shift. Transfer of command from IMT2 (Fry) to a Type 3 team will occur on Sunday July 27 at 0600. The Type 3 organization will shadow the IMT2 on Saturday July 26.
A ridge of high pressure will build into the region through the weekend and into next week. This will bring a warming and drying trend. Moisture from the desert southwest will move northward into the region starting Sunday afternoon. These will lead to the potential for isolated thunderstorm development. No precipitation is expected across the fires over the weekend.