Bald Sisters Fire Update - Sept. 18, 2014
Bald Sisters Fire Update 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... more
The fire continues to back down the northslope of the Wildcat Creek drainage, producing daily smoke and burning an additional 59 acres in the last week. Continued and gradual fire spread is expected, and lights remain light across the fire area. If the fire crosses Wildcat Creek, an upslope run is likely. A containment line and safety zones remain in place around the fire area, to allow fire crews to engage if conditions and fire behavior escalates. A total of 59 fire personnel are currently assigned to the incident, which is being monitored and patrolled on a daily basis. Official updates are being reported on a weekly basis by the local Prairie City Ranger District, which has resumed command of the incident.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday August 02nd, 2014 approx. 09:22 PM|
|Location||12 miles East of Prairie City, OR|
|Incident Commander||Brian Bishop|
|Incident Description||Lighting Fire 12 Miles East Of Prairie City In Difficult Terrain On West Slope Of Baldy Mountain|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday October 15th, 2014 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (Litter and Understory) Significant concentrations of beetle-killed timber surround the fire area.
Fire continues to burn in timber above 6,000 feet ASL.
Despite the increase in activity, the fire remained within the established containment lines. Crews will continue to improve those lines in preparation for operations should the fire threaten those areas.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Isolated heavy and sheltered areas of duff will continue to burn. Continuing and gradual down-slope fire spread is expected and smoke may be visible.
Acreage based on 9/18/2014 IR flight.
It is anticipated there will be an increase in public presence due to the upcoming archery hunting season beginning at the end of August.
Mostly sunny. Temperatures in the mid 70's. RH 18-23%. Winds light and variable, with gusts expected in the afternoon.