The Cow Fire Area Closure Order has been changed. Refer to the closure map posted on the maps tab for the updated closure area.
The 204 Cow Fire, on the Prairie City Ranger District, started August 9 as a result of multiple lightning storms that moved across the forest. The fire is burning in the remote high elevation area within the Glacier (1989) and Sheep Mountain (1990) fire scars.
The primary objectives are to prevent fire from impacting high values such as private land, historic guard station, Cow Camp, active grazing allotments, and timber sales. Control features were established where firefighter exposure to hazards is minimized and there is a high probability of success in meeting these objectives and containing the fire.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday August 09th, 2019 approx. 07:30 PM|
|Location||17 miles southwest of Unity, Oregon|
|Incident Commander||Brian Bishop|
|Coordinates||44.284 latitude, -118.466 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||73%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Tuesday October 15th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM|
Minimal smoldering, smokes still visible interior, jackpots, & stumps still consuming slowly.
Continue suppression repair operations and evaluate progress.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 Hours: Securing perimeter lines, continue with suppression repair on internal and external lines. Minimal smoldering, no threat of fire spread.
24 Hours: Continue with suppression repair, no anticipated fire spread.
48 Hours: Continue with suppression repair, no anticipated fire spread.
72 Hours: Continue with suppression repair, no anticipated fire spread. Evaluate continued need for repair activity.
Anticipated after 72 hours: Evaluate need for suppression repair on primary lines.