Pine Creek

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Pine Creek

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Approximate Location

44.835 latitude, -120.25 longitude

Incident Overview

This will be the final fire fact update for Bob Fry’s Western Montana’s Type 2 Team. The fire will transition to Jeff Schardt’s Type 3 Team on Sunday July 26th at 6 a.m..

· Today the Type 3 team members are shadowing present fire personnel to understand the fires.

· Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR’s) on all fires have been lifted.

· Crews are continuing rehabilitation processes on all fires, including cleaning up dozer lines and other effects of fire suppression efforts.

· The Fire Information phone number has been changed to 541-416-6811 at the Central Oregon Dispatch center

The Team would like to thank the community, landowners and local firefighting organizations for both their cooperation and understanding.

Pine Creek FireWork continues on hot spots identified via Infra Red monitoring. Mop up operations are continuing along the fire lines. Rehabilitation of dozer lines has started. Slash along Rowe Road is being chipped. Current Size: 30,245 acres Containment: 97 % Resources on Fire: 318 Personnel,

2 helicopters, 6 Type 2 crews, 13 engines, 2 dozers and 2 water tenders.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday July 14th, 2014 approx. 04:30 PM
Location11 miles south of Fossil
Incident CommanderBob Fry - Western Montana IMT
Incident DescriptionWildfire

Current Situation

Total Personnel318
Size30,245 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Short Grass (1 foot), Grass, sage brush and Juniper.

Significant Events

Smoldering hot spots.


Planned Actions

Mop-up remaining hotspots that threaten firelines. Mop-up and secure area around structures along Rowe Creek Road. Palm IR will be utilized to locate hop spots on Division D on the northeast corner of the fire. Rehabilitation of dozer lines will begin, Slash generated during suppression actions along the Rowe Creek Road will be chipped by division resources.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal fire activity is expected tomorrow with suppression crews likely encountering persistent hot spots on Division "D" on the northeast corner of the fire. No additional fire movement is expected.


Bob Fry's Western Montana Incident Management Team is also managing the Jack Knife, Black Rock, and Donny Brook Fires. The temporary flight restriction (TFR) will be lifted today (7/25) at end of shift. Transfer of command from IMT2 (Fry) to a Type 3 team will occur on Sunday July 27 at 0600. The Type 3 organization will shadow the IMT2 on Saturday July 26.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A ridge of high pressure will build into the region through the weekend and into next week. This will bring a warming and drying trend. Moisture from the desert southwest will move northward into the region starting Sunday afternoon. These will lead to the potential for isolated thunderstorm development. No precipitation is expected across the fires over the weekend.

Unit Information

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Deschutes National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
63095 Deschutes Market Road
Bend, OR 97701

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