Klamath-Lake District - Oregon Department of Forestry
3200 DeLap Road
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday August 09th, 2019 approx. 02:15 PM|
|Location||13 Miles West of Keno Oregon|
|Incident Commander||Chris Cline ODF Type 1 IMT2|
|Coordinates||42.033 latitude, -122.175 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||78%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday August 19th, 2019 approx. 12:00 PM|
Timber (Grass and Understory)
Brush (2 Feet)
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.
High of 85, Min RH 15-20%, winds N, NE 2-4