Sunflower Fire

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Sunflower Fire

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Approximate Location

44.958 latitude, -119.547 longitude

Incident Overview

Excavater drags trees and debris across a meadow to speed the restoration process

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Summary: Post-fire activity continues as firefighters make excellent progress securing the last remaining segments of containment line, removing snags, backhauling supplies, repairing dozer lines and other fire suppression damage.

Current Situation: The Incident Management Team will transition to a Type 3 organization Saturday, July 26. The smaller organization will secure the remaining containment lines and complete restoration work. This may take some time as large trees and roots continue to burn in the interior of the fire.

The 13 acre spot fire, east of Indian Creek (FS Road 24), has been secured with handline and a hose lay. Crews found 3-4 “duffer” smokes on the interior yesterday but are expected to have the spot fully extinguished today.

This will be the final update from the Team. Additional information may be obtained from the Umatilla National Forest by calling 541-278-3722. Fire information will continue to be posted to InciWeb.

Weather: Cooler temperatures will again aid firefighters in their work today. A warming and drying trend will arrive over the weekend.

Area Fire Closures: As of Saturday, a smaller, new area closure will go into effect to allow residents access. An area closure will remain in effect to keep traffic away from areas where firefighters continue to work. Forest Road 22 (Top Road) will open. Please be careful when traveling these newly open roads. The area closure order will be updated and announced at on Saturday.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday July 14th, 2014 approx. 01:30 PM
Location10 mile NNE of Monument
Incident CommanderWilson

Current Situation

Size7,175 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Steep rocky terrain and timbered strings mixed with open grass lands

Significant Events

Fire is 100% contained. Rehabilitation of the fire line and other suppression efforts is underway.


Planned Actions

Continue to monitor line; mop-up hot spots, and complete suppression damage repair.

Projected Incident Activity

No growth expected


The transfer of command back to the local occurred July 26.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Weather conditions reverted back to hot and dry with with a chance of lightning in the forecast throughout the week..

Unit Information

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Umatilla National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Pendleton, OR 97801

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