Bald Sisters Fire Grows Slightly, South Fork Complex Contained
JOHN DAY, OR – Fire activity picked up yesterday on the Bald Sisters Fire with continuing warm temperatures and low relative humidity levels, along with some light and gusty winds. The fire has now. more
Continuing dry weather the last week, with warming temperatures and shifting winds, has been fanning the flames on the northeast front of the South Fork Complex. As single tree torching occurs, smoke may be visible daily from mid-afternoon until dark, rising out of Dry Cabin Creek, Cabin Creek, Todd Creek, and Chickenhouse Gulch several hundred feet south of Forest Service Road 2150. Fire crews remain on the fireline with 9,000 gallons of water available to extinguish any spot fires that may develop from embers blown across the road.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday August 01st, 2014 approx. 12:45 AM|
|Location||20 miles southwest of John Day, Oregon|
|Incident Commander||Kevin Brock|
|Incident Description||20 Miles Southwest Of John Day, Oregon|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Friday October 10th, 2014 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (grass and understory), some areas of grass and brush.
100% contained as of 0001 September 15, 2014. Crews will continue with suppression repair. Minimal creeping and smoldering within the fires containment line is expected.
Crews continue to mop up , and rehab/patrol the fire perimeter.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Rehab, holding and mop up operations are well underway.
Area/Road Closures remain in effect. Murderer's Creek Guard Station also remains closed at this time.
Mostly sunny, 68-72 degrees, RH 18-23, winds upslope less than 5 mph, becoming northwest
2-5 mph in the late afternoon. Rain is not expected until next week.