Waterman Complex

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Waterman Complex

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Approximate Location

44.701 latitude, -119.825 longitude

Incident Overview

Lightning moved through Central Oregon on July 11th and 12th sparking multiple fires on the Oregon Department of Forestry John Day Unit. 16 fires were staffed with three fires creating containment issues due to dry fuels and steep terrain. The Unit was out of firefighting resources therefore assistance was requested for additional resources including a management team to coordinate. Additional resources are arriving along with the Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 3 (Team), Incident Commander Doug Johnson. The Team arrived on July 15th and assumed command of the fire fighting resources at 6 pm.

The incident command post is located at the Mitchell High School in Mitchell, Oregon.

For additional information on the Waterman Complex please see the Facebook page Waterman Complex and on Twitter @Waterman Cmplx

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday July 11th, 2014 approx. 06:00 PM
Incident CommanderDoug Johnson
Incident DescriptionThe Waterman Complex Consists Of Three Seperate Fires The Bailey Butte Fire (10,276) Acres 100% Contained),toney Butte Fire 2,229 Acres 100% Contained), And Junction Springs Fire (15 Acres 100% Contained)inc-376 (.25 Acres 100% Contained) The Ochoco Divide And Wildwood Campgrounds Are Closed. Cougar East Trailhead Is Closed As Is The Crystal Spring Organizational Camp.

Current Situation

Total Personnel400
Size12,520 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber,grass, grass/shrub


Planned Actions

Hold, mop-up and patrol all incidents within the Waterman complex. Transfer of command to Type 3 incident management team will occur at0600 on 7/27/2014.

Projected Incident Activity

No spread is expected on the complex. All incidents are 100% contained. All divisions are in mop-up operations. The Toney Butte, Junction Springs, and Incident 376,432,443, and 485 were patrolled by air and no activity was found. Smoke will continue to be visible to the public as heavy fuels continue to consume.


Multiagency coordination. Multiple trailheads, campgrounds, and an organizational camp evacuated and closed. The Ochoco NF has a closure order in place for a large portion of the forest due to multiple incidents.

An operational shadow took place today with the incoming type 3 incident management team. Transition with the ICT3 will occur at 0600 hrs on 7/27. All TFR's associated with the Waterman Complex have been cancelled.

Last report unless significant activity occurs.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A drying and warming trend will persist through the weekend with possible thunderstorms beginning Monday.

Unit Information

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

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