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Long Hollow Fire

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Prineville District
Bureau of Land Management
Prineville, OR 97754

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Long Hollow Fire Summary:

The Long Hollow fire started from farm equipment in a field southeast of Dufur, Oregon. The fire was first reported Thursday July 26th at 4:45 p.m., and it quickly spread that afternoon and evening and into the Deschutes River canyon closing segment 3 of the river. As of 8 am on July 31, the fire size is estimated at 33,451 acres. The Substation fire is immediately to the north of the Long Hollow fire.

Firefighters have been coordinating the fire alongside Wasco and Sherman Counties and local rangeland fire protection association firefighters. This is Wasco and Sherman County’s third major fire this season impacting approximately 230,000 acres.

Northwest Incident Management Team #10 led by Incident Commander Al Lawson is returning the fire to local management as of 6 a.m. on August 1st.

The Prineville BLM in cooperation with NWIMT #10 and local Sherriff offices have opened the Deschutes River access road and river to recreation as of Sunday July 29, 2018.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday July 26th, 2018 approx. 04:45 PM
Location5 Miles S of Dufur, OR
Incident CommanderAl Lawson
Coordinates45.396 latitude, -121.055 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel153
Size33,451 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday August 01st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Short (1 foot) and tall grass (2.5 feet), brush (2 feet)

Significant Events

Most of the fire is displaying minimal fire behavior. However, some heavier fuels may exhibit more moderate fire behavior.


Planned Actions

Continue to patrol, secure, and repair fire lines. Transitioning to a local fire organization.

Projected Incident Activity

Although some areas of heavier fuels continue to produce moderate fire behavior and the potential for spotting, it is expected that the fire will remain within control lines.


Minimal fire behavior. Tuesday, crews continued to secure and patrol firelines, and monitor area of heavier fuel concentrations that have flared up in days past.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

RED FLAG WARNING in effect from noon Tuesday until 10 p.m. Wednesday. Continuing hot and dry conditions, low RH and poor humidity recovery. Excessive heat warning for the fire area from 11AM Monday until 11 PM Tuesday.

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