White River Fire

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White River Fire

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Approximate Location

45.138 latitude, -121.381 longitude

Incident Overview


On Sunday, July 13, 2014, Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 1 (Incident Commander John Buckman) was dispatched to assume command of the #WhiteRiverFire, burning on private forestlands in the White River Canyon area (approximately 15 miles west of Maupin) protected by ODF's The Dalles Unit, Central Oregon District.

At 9 a.m. PDT on Friday, July 18, the White River Fire was 100 percent contained and the ODF IMT returned management of the fire to the local ODF Central Oregon District (The Dalles Unit). Local unit firefighters will continue work on this fire - finishing any needed mop-up, and patrolling, and monitoring it through the end of fire season.

This Inciweb Site includes the FINAL information from the ODF IMT on this fire (news release, maps, the Basic Information listed below, etc.), and is no longer being updated nor will there be further information posted.

For information, contact the local ODF office:
Central Oregon District - The Dalles Unit at 541-296-4626

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSaturday July 12th, 2014 approx. 01:30 PM
Location15 miles west of Maupin
Incident CommanderJohn Buckman
Incident DescriptionWildfire

Current Situation

Size652 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateFriday July 18th, 2014 approx. 09:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Environmental hazards include rattlesnakes and poison oak and rolling material and heavy traffic on highways 197 and 216.

Significant Events

Smoldering with occasional interior flare ups. Crews are mopping up to District's standards.


Planned Actions

Hold existing fire line and continue to mop up.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Minimal activity expected through the night.

24 hours: Drying trend will continue through the week.

48 hours: Drying trend will continue through the week.

72 hours: Drying trend will continue through the week.

Anticipated after 72 hours: Drying trend will continue through the week.


Good efforts in mop up occurred today due to plumbing of more fire line.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Drying and heat trend continues through the week.

Unit Information

Central Oregon District - Oregon Department of Forestry
3501 East Third Street
P.O. Box 670
Prineville, OR 97754

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