790 Fire

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790 Fire

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Approximate Location

42.624 latitude, -122.253 longitude

Incident Overview

790 Fire burns in the distance

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Operational Objectives:

  • Keep the fire within the Sky Lakes Wilderness Area by utilizing natural barriers and containment lines to fully suppress the fire

  • Utilize MIST within the wilderness area and RNA

  • Re-assess PACE alternatives with priorities on the West and South flanks of the fire

  • Continue DIV W contingency lines

  • Complete primary control lines on Divisions L, V and T

  • Initiate rehab where appropriate

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday July 31st, 2014 approx. 01:00 PM
LocationHigh Cascades Ranger District Rogue River-Siskiyou NF and Klamath RD Fremont-Winema NF
Incident CommanderLarry Pingle

Current Situation

Total Personnel301
Size3,023 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Fuels Involved

Fuel Model: Timber (Litter and Understory)

Ponderosa Pine, Grand Fir, Douglas Fir, Mountain Hemlock, Sub-alpine Fir. There are several models represented, including 8,9,10.

Steep remote, rugged terrain is logistically challenging and has limited access.

Significant Events

Fire behavior includes creeping, smoldering and minimum single tree torching.


Planned Actions

Continue to strengthen lines with mop up to a distance necessary to provide safe containment. Backhaul most equipment from all divisions. Suppression rehab continues.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: No anticipated movement of the fire.

24 hours: No anticpated movement.

48 hours: No fire movement anticipated.

72 hours: No fire movement anticipated.

Anticipated after 72 hours: No fire movement anticipated.


Incident to transition to Type 3 (Pingle)organization tomorrow, 9/17 at 0630. #22,23,24 & 26 - previously reported start plotted outside IR generated first burn period polygon. Correction places Point of Origin with that polygon.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Moderate RH recovery overnight with gusty SW winds tomorrow and increasing chances of rain through Thursday.

Unit Information

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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd. Medford OR. 97504 Oregon
Medford, OR 97504

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