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Incident Overview

Firefighers heading to the fireline

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The Launch Fire is estimated at 42 acres, mapped utilizing a Global Position System.

One hundred and fifty firefighters are mopping up the fire.

The area burning is in heavy fuels with abundant snags.

Weather is predicted to be hotter with lower relative humidity.

Tomorrow, a Type 3 Incident Management Team will assume command of the fire at 0600.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman Caused
Date of OriginMonday July 28th, 2014 approx. 01:00 PM
LocationFourmile Lake
Incident CommanderFillis, Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 2

Current Situation

Total Personnel150
Size42 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained75%
Fuels Involved

Timber litter and understory


Planned Actions


Projected Incident Activity

continual group torching and spotting expected with minor fire runs


Type 3 team will take over command on 8/2/14

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hotter and lower relative humidity

Unit Information

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Fremont-Winema National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1301 South G Street
Lakeview, OR 97630

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