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Sweet Creek MP2 Fire

Unit Information

Western Lane District - Oregon Department of Forestry
87950 Territorial Highway
Veneta, OR 97487

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The Sweet Creek Milepost 2 Fire is burning near the town of Mapleton, Oregon. The fire has burned approximately 307 acres.  Steep terrain and limited access have been difficult for firefighters.  Burning in heavy timber, brush and areas of light logging slash, aircraft and crews have been necessary in the containment effort.  The fire has burned on areas of private lands, as well as a small portion of BLM lands.  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman
Date of OriginSunday August 30th, 2020 approx. 06:00 PM
Location1 mile south of Mapleton
Incident CommanderHessel Oregon Department of Forestry
Coordinates44.02 latitude, -123.853 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel232
Size307 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber, brush, light logging slash

Significant Events

Minimal, smoldering, creeping

Outlook

Planned Actions

Conduct suppression repair. Conduct mop up operations consistent with the agency provided standards. Pull hose and equipment as directed.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal activity expected within the fire perimeter.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Strong dry offshore flow, combined with existing dry fuels will result in high fire danger for which a Red Flag Warning has been issued that covers all of the CWA. While it will be at least breezy across the CWA particular locations will see high winds. Generally from the north Cascade zones across to the coast range will see strong damaging east winds.