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Devils Lake Fire

Unit Information

Fremont-Winema National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1301 South G Street
Lakeview, OR 97630

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The Devils Lake Fire was reported at 3 p.m. July 31, burning in sage brush, grass and timber. Initial attack gave way to a Type 3 Incident Management Team the same day. The Northwest 6 Type 2 IMT assumed command Wednesday, Aug. 2. Estimated containment is 8-7. Transition to Type 4 team planned for Tuesday 8-8 at 0600.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginMonday July 31st, 2017 approx. 03:00 PM
Location5 miles SE of Bly, OR
Incident CommanderTravis Baker
Coordinates42.313 latitude, -120.981 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel277
Size1,706 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained93%
Fuels Involved

Short grass, timber

Significant Events

Minimal smoldering and creeping

Outlook

Planned Actions

The Type 4 organization will only work day shifts, with focus on suppression repair, patrol, mop up and back haul of equipment.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Activity will be interior smoldering and creeping and isolated heat in heavier fuels.

24 hour:Activity will be interior smoldering and creeping and isolated heat in heavier fuels.

Remarks

Plan transition to local unit type 4 organization at 0600 on Tuesday 8-8-17.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Low pressure system off of California has sent some moisture into the fire area, increasing the chance of precipitation and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy over the fire area in the morning and partly cloudy in the afternoon. Temperatures in the mid to upper 80's with RH 18-23%. Gusty and erratic winds near thunderstorms, otherwise 2-5 mph from the north/northeast.