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Somers Fire

INCIDENT UPDATED 5 DAYS AGO

Approximate Location

45.624 latitude, -116.521 longitude

Incident Overview

helicopter assisting with Somer Fire

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30 miles northeast of Enterprise, near Somers Point in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginSunday August 03rd, 2014 approx. 12:00 AM
Location15 miles east of Imnaha in Hells Canyon.

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size36,185 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Fuels Involved

Grass, timber, heavy dead and down fuels from past burn. Buried propane tanks in hunter camps.

Significant Events

Fire activity is being monitored, but no suppression actions are planned. No visible smokes as of 9/17/14.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Fire activity is being monitored, but no suppression actions are planned.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal fire spread due to decreased temperatures, higher RH's,and minimal winds. Continued burnout of heavy downed fuels.

Remarks

Closures: Hat Point Road (FSR #4240) is OPEN to the Hat Point Overlook and Warnock Corral Trailhead. From the Warnock Corral Trailhead, the Western Rim National Recreation Trail north (#1774), also known as the Lord Flat Road (FSR #4240-315), will remain closed to motorized vehicles, open to horse and foot travel.

Additionally, an area closure to the east of FSR 4240-315 (Lord Flat Road or Trail #1774) has been implemented (see enclosed map). Trails along the perimeter of the area closure will remain open, while inside the area closure the trails will be closed (eastern portion of Trail #1770a between junction of Trail #1771 and #1770; and the western portion of Trail #1750 from the junction of #1771 and FSR 4240-315. The Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) was lifted on Friday, August 29.

Unit Information

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Wallowa - Whitman National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1550 Dewey Avenue
P.O. Box 907
Baker City, OR 97814

Incident Contact

Jodi Kramer
Phone: 541-523-1246

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