The Scoggins Creek Fire was reported at approximately 2:30 p.m. PDT on Friday, September 19. Burning two miles northwest of Hagg Lake (eight miles west of Forest Grove; Map Coordinates: Township 1N, Range 5W, Section 35) on ODF's Forest Grove District, the fast-moving blaze was casting embers ahead of the flame-front and starting new spot fires, and firefighters were seeing fire whirls - evidence of extreme fire behavior.
During the afternoon and evening of September 19th, ODF firefighters from the Forest Grove District (Incident Commander Eric Perkins), were joined by local fire departments in battling the fire, burning on ODF-protected private forestlands in 10-15 year-old reprod timber.
At approximately 8:50 p.m. PDT on Friday, September 19th, ODF Incident Management Team 2 (Incident Commander Chris Cline) was dispatched to assume command of the fire.
At 11:20 p.m. PDT on Friday, September 19, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber invoked the Conflagration Act for the Scoggins Creek Fire, enabling the Oregon State Fire Marshal to dispatch added structural resources, and the OSFM Green Team (Incident Commander John Igrao) was deployed to the fire. The team began assisting the Gaston Rural Fire District with structure protection responsibilities on the Scoggins Creek Fire at 6 a.m. PDT on Saturday, September 20, 2014.
The teams in-briefed with the local ODF Forest Grove District at 9 a.m. PDT on Saturday, September 20, and at 1:15 p.m. PDT, ODF IMT 2 (Cline) and OSFM Green Team (Igrao) assumed command of the Scoggins Creek Fire under a Unified Command structure.
On September 21, 2014, at 4 p.m. PDT, all evacuations on the Scoggins Creek Fire were reduced to Level 1 (Ready) and, with the reduced risk to structures, OSFM Green Team demobilized, returning responsibility for any additional needed structure protection to the Gaston Rural Fire District.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
FINAL INFORMATION FROM ODF IMT 2:
At 1 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, the Scoggins Creek Fire was declared 100 percent contained and ODF IMT 2 returned management of the fire to the ODF Forest Grove District at 6 p.m. PDT. A local fire team will continue work on this fire, finishing any needed mop-up, as well as patrolling and monitoring it through the end of fire season.
This Inciweb Site includes the FINAL information from ODF IMT 2 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 and is no longer being updated, nor will there be any further information posted to this site.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, September 23, 2014 at 1 p.m. PDT and is from the FINAL Incident Status Summary (ICS-209).
For information on the status of the fire, contact the local ODF Forest Grove District Office at 503-357-2191.
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Scoggins Creek Fire on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ScogginsFire
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday September 19th, 2014 approx. 02:30 PM|
|Location||Six miles west of Forest Grove|
|Incident Commander||Chris Cline, ODF IMT 2|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Tuesday September 23rd, 2014 approx. 06:00 PM|
Light logging slash
and reproduction stands.
Heavier timber in riparian areas.
Fire activity confined to heavy fuels and stump holes. All fire lines held with mop up continuing.
The fire will be turned back to the district at 1800 hours on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: Fire should not move.
---Fire costs to date: Total - $1,868,693 (ODF - $1,612,717; OSFM - $255,976).
---Personnel listed are as of 1300 on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Transition resources for the fire are: One-20 person crew, Six-10 person crews, four
engines, four water tenders, one excavator, two Palm IR crews, and 18 overhead personnel = 119 people.
Overcast with occasional light showers. Forecast is for between 0.4 and 0.8 inches
of rain to fall on the fire between 2200 hours on Tuesday and 1100 hours on Wednesday.