Rowena Fire

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Rowena Fire

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Approximate Location

45.674 latitude, -121.278 longitude

Incident Overview

On Wednesday, morning, August 6, 2014, ODF Incident Management Team 1 (Incident Commander John Buckman) was dispatched to the Rowena Fire, reported at approximately 9 p.m. PDT, Tuesday, August 5, burning six miles west of The Dalles. Joint command was established with the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office, who dispatched OSFM IMT Green (Incident Commander John Ingrao) on this fire, and the Governor's Office also declared the fire a Conflagration Act on Wednesday morning, enabling firefighters and resources from other counties in Oregon to assist with structure protection on this fire.

On Saturday, August 9, structure protection resources associated with the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office were released from the Rowena Fire

At 1 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, August 12, the Rowena Fire was 90 percent contained and ODF IMT 1 returned management of the fire to the ODF Central Oregon District - The Dalles Unit. A local fire team will continue work on this fire, finishing any needed mop-up to achieve 100 percent containment and control, as well as patrolling and monitoring it through the end of fire season.

This Inciweb Site includes the FINAL information from ODF IMT 1 on this fire (news release, maps, etc.) and is no longer being updated, nor will there be any further information posted to this site. The data in the Basic Information, listed below, is effective Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at 1500 hours (subsequent to transition to the local team) and is from the FINAL Incident Status Summary (ICS-209).

For information on the fire's status, evacuation levels, and/or road impacts/closures: Call ODF The Dalles Unit Office at 541-296-4626 or Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue at 541-296-9445.

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginTuesday August 05th, 2014 approx. 09:15 PM
LocationSouth of Rowena, OR and west of The Dalles, OR
Incident CommanderJohn Buckman, ODF IMT 1
Incident DescriptionWildfire

Current Situation

Total Personnel101
Size3,680 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateTuesday August 12th, 2014 approx. 01:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and understory)

Timber (grass and brush)

Significant Events

Active mop-up operations are on-going on all fire line perimeters. Palm infrared is being utilized to find remaining hot spots.

Containment lines are in place and threat to communities has diminished. Full containment. Transition to Type III (Local) Team at 1300 hours on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.


Planned Actions

Hold all constructed fire lines. Mop up perimeter. Palm infrared perimeter. Transitioned to a Type III (Local) Team on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 1300 hours.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Threat to structures has diminished. Mop-up operations are on-going. Infrared cameras being utilized. Rehabilitation work continuing. Transition to a Type III (Local) team accomplished at 1300 hours on Tuesday, August 12th.

24 hours: Null.

48 hours: Null.

72 hours: Null.

Anticipated after 72 hours: Null.


Total costs to date: ODF - $3,371,863; OSFM - $889,020

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Red Flag Warning in effect from 11 p.m. Tuesday for abundant lightning. Temperatures are expected to be 95-99. Chance of thunderstorms and lightning through Thursday and, possibly, Friday.

Unit Information

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

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