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Bald Sisters Fire

ANNOUNCEMENT

Bald Sisters Fire 100% Contained as of 10/15/2014
The Bald Sisters Fire was deemed contained on October 15, 2014 at 1800. The fire will now move to patrol status by local resources. Area closures will remain in effect at this time. more

INCIDENT UPDATED 10/16/2014

Approximate Location

44.391 latitude, -118.473 longitude

Incident Overview

Shows low-intensity burning of understory on 9-11-14.

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After continued cool, wet weather across the area, the Bald Sisters Fire has shown no significant acreage increase. The fire was deemed contained on October 15, 2014 at 1800, and will move to patrol status.

No further Fire Updates will be sent at this time unless fire behavior warrants.

Please follow the fire on Inciweb at
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4055/ for periodic updates until containment.

Area Closures remain in effect to ensure public safety in the Bald Sisters Fire vicinity at this time. The current Area Closure Orders, along with maps, are available at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/malheur/alerts-notices.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginFriday August 01st, 2014 approx. 11:30 PM
Location12 miles East of Prairie City, OR
Incident DescriptionLighting Fire 12 Miles East Of Prairie City In Difficult Terrain On West Slope Of Baldy Mountain.

Current Situation

Size2,820 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday October 15th, 2014 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory) Significant concentrations of beetle-killed timber surround the fire area.

Significant Events

10/15/2014 Contained. Patrol status.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Patrol Status

Projected Incident Activity

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: M-F 8:30-4:30

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