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Ward Fire

Unit Information

Klamath-Lake District - Oregon Department of Forestry
3200 DeLap Road
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

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The Ward Fire started early afternoon August 9th, 2019 when a lightning storm came through the area. The fire instantly started running and spotting, aided by topography and winds. Crews from ODF and BLM along with Green Diamond timber company responded rapidly. Due to the favorable weather and quick action on the part of the cooperators good progress is being made. Cooperators include Klamath-Lake Distirct - Oregon Department of Forestry, Klamath Falls Resource Area, Lakeview District BLM, Green Diamond Resource Company and Klamath County Fire Department

Oregon Department of Forestry Type 1 IMT 2 (Chris Cline, Incident Commander) assumed command at 6pm August 10, 2019.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday August 09th, 2019 approx. 02:15 PM
Location13 Miles West of Keno Oregon
Incident CommanderChris Cline ODF Type 1 IMT2
Coordinates42.033 latitude, -122.175 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel351
Size1,301 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained78%
Estimated Containment DateMonday August 19th, 2019 approx. 12:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Brush (2 Feet)

Significant Events




Planned Actions

Continue to patrol and secure completed fire line. Continue mop up operations.

Projected Incident Activity

Continue to complete mop up objectives and repair operations Transition to Type 3 organization.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

High of 85, Min RH 15-20%, winds N, NE 2-4