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South Fork Complex

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Forest Officials amend South Fork Complex Closure for Hunter Access
Forest Officials amend South Fork Complex closure for hunter accessJOHN DAY, OREGON – After further consideration, Forest Officials will further reduce the South ForkComplex closure. Effective... more

INCIDENT UPDATED 2 DAYS AGO

Approximate Location

44.269 latitude, -119.45 longitude

Incident Overview

Effective immediately, the South Fork Complex closure area is now open to non-motorized cross country travel. Motorized cross country travel within the closure area boundary remains closed.

A road closure for the portion of Forest Service Road 24 from the forest boundary east to Forest Service Road 270 at Dewey Creek will remain closed until further notice due to hazard trees and falling rocks.

All other roads within the closure area previously open to motorized travel are now open.

For further information, please call 541-575-3000.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginFriday August 01st, 2014 approx. 12:45 AM
Location20 miles southwest of John Day, Oregon
Incident CommanderChad Daugherty
Incident Description20 Miles Southwest Of John Day, Oregon

Current Situation

Total Personnel2
Size66,179 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateFriday October 10th, 2014 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (grass and understory), some areas of grass and brush.

Significant Events

100% contained as of 0001 September 15, 2014.

10/27/2014:

Forest Officials Amend South Fork Complex Closure for Hunter Access:

John Day, Oregon- After further consideration, Forest Officials will further reduce the South Fork Complex closure.

Effective immediately, the South Fork Complex closure area is now open to non-motorized cross country travel. Motorized cross country travel within the closure area boundary remains closed.

Those roads that were closed prior to the South Fork Complex will remain closed. Road Closure for the portion of the 24 Road from the forest boundary to Forest Road 270, Dewey Creek will remain closed until further notice due to hazard trees and falling rocks.

For further information, please call 541-575-3000

Outlook

Planned Actions

Patrol status.

Projected Incident Activity

No fire growth expected. Patrol Status

Remarks

Area/Road Closures remain in effect. Visit the MAPS section for the latest Area/Road Closure map

Unit Information

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Malheur National Forest (North)
U.S. Forest Service
431 Patterson Bridge Rd
P.O. Box 909
John Day, OR 97845

Incident Contacts

Malheur National Forest
Phone: 541-575-3000
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am - 4:30 pm

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