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Stubblefield Fires

Unit Information

Prineville District
Bureau of Land Management
Oregon
Prineville, OR 97754

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The Stubblefield Fires include three fires surrounding the community of Condon, Oregon. The fires include the Stubblefield, Seale, and Lonerock Fires.

The fires were detected after lightning passed through the area on August 16 and 17. The fires are burning on private and BLM managed lands, approximately 50 miles southeast of The Dalles, Oregon.

There are numerous structures threatened and, as of today, the fires are being managed under Unified Command with Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Blue Team and Northwest Incident Management Team 7.

Smoky conditions may continue to affect communities in the region. For information about how to deal with smoky conditions, go to: http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/

Fire preparedness is at the highest level, PL 5, both regionally and nationally. Fire resources are shared and limited due to the number of large fire incidents across the western U.S.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginFriday August 17th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Locationwest, southwest, and southeast of Condon, Oregon
Incident CommanderEric Knerr
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates45.295 latitude, -120.385 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel43
Size56,763 Acres
Estimated Containment DateMonday August 27th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

short grass, brush. Isolated smoldering in stump holes and heavy fuels. No threat to fire lines, minimal smoke production.

Significant Events

Stubblefield Fire - 95% contained.

Minimal creeping, smoldering

Lonerock Fire - 95% contained - Minimal, smoldering.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Patrol, Mop up and improve control lines.

Projected Incident Activity

Continued isolated smoldering with minimal smoke production. Increasing relative humidity and cloud cover.

Remarks

Stubblefield Fire: Anticipated Containment 8/30/18 Total personnel: 39

Lonerock Fire: Anticipated Containment 8/31/18 Total personnel: 4

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Moderating weather for next several days. Cooling trend with increasing relative humidity will maintain smoldering of interior isolated fuel pockets and stump holes.