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Two Four Two Fire

Unit Information

Fremont-Winema National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1301 S. G St.
Lakeview, OR 97630

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Incident Contacts

Fremont-Winema Fire Information Center
Email: twofourtwofire.information@gmail.com
Phone: 541-846-8174

Tamara Schmidt
Email: tamara.schmidt@usda.gov
Phone: 541-947-6243

The Two Four Two Fire was discovered on the Chiloquin Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest the evening of September 7. 

The fire was wind-driven that quickly grew in size, moving south-southwest towards the Chiloquin area. 


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginMonday September 07th, 2020 approx. 06:58 PM
LocationHwy 97 mp243 south to mp248, Hwy 422, Hwy 62 mp85-mp100, 1mi W/NW of Chiloquin
Incident CommanderBill Hunt ODF Type 1 IMT Team 2
Coordinates42.653 latitude, -121.869 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel380
Size14,473 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained89%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday September 30th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Brush (2 feet)

Tall Grass (2.5 feet)

Narrative:

Structures, propane tanks, fuel tanks, powerlines,

Significant Events

Extreme

Long-range Spotting

Group Torching

Crowning

Narrative:

Backing and Flanking

Outlook

Planned Actions

To hold East of Modoc Point Rd, North of South Chiloquin Road, South of Spring Creek Hill (North line area still needs to be re-assessed,) West of Larkin Creek

Projected Incident Activity

In the next 12 hours the potential is extremely high for spread, continued evacuations and loss of structures, expect fire to continue to grow to the NW and SW

In the next 24 hours the potential is extremely high for spread, continued evacuations and loss of structures, expect fire to continue to grow to the NW and SW. Type 2 Team will be in place, actively fighting fire should have a good footprint

In the next 48 hours the potential is extremely high for spread, continued evacuations and loss of structures, expect fire to continue to grow to the NW and SW. Shift in weather pattern expected should help with slowing the rate of spread.

In the next 72 hours the potential should be mod-high for spread, continued evacuations and loss of structures, expect fire to continue to grow to the NW and SW.

Anticipated after 72 hours: Actively engaged decreasing fire behavior predicted

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Predicted wind events for the next 48 hours high temps, low RH. red flag warnings, drought conditions are a high concern