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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday August 13th, 2015 approx. 01:00 PM|
|Location||20 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 Commander||District FMO|
|Incident Description||A Lightning Caused Wildfire.|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday October 21st, 2015 approx. 12:00 AM|
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.