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Grizzly Bear Complex

Unit Information

Umatilla National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
72510 Coyote Road
Pendleton, OR 97801

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The Grizzly Bear Complex. is burning on the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness, Umatilla National Forest, and state and private forest land protected by the Washington Department of Natural Resources and Oregon Department of Forestry. It is comprised of eighteen lightning-caused fires that ignited on August 13. Most of these fires have burned together. The Bear Ridge Fire is north of the main fire and remains separate.

The Grizzly Bear Complex is being managed with five divisions. Divisions W and Y is the northern flank of the fire and is being managed from Dayton. Division M is the eastern flank of the fire. It is being managed from Troy, Oregon. Division R and N is the southern flank of the fire and it is being managed from Troy, Oregon. The main Incident Command Post is in Elgin, Oregon. The Grizzly Bear Complex is being managed by the a type 3 Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Kim Soper.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday August 13th, 2015 approx. 01:00 PM
Location20 mile SE of Dayton, WA on the Umatilla National Forest, in the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness, on the WA/OR border, and on private lands protected by Washington DNR and by the Oregon Dept of Forestry
Incident CommanderDistrict FMO
Incident Description A Lightning Caused Wildfire.
Coordinates46.11 latitude, -117.679 longitude

Current Situation

Size82,659 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday October 21st, 2015 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber, grass and brush, light logging slash. The fuels are a mixture of FM2 on south aspects, FM10 on north aspects and all fuel models represented on ridges and plateaus outside of the wilderness.