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Warm Springs Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
1233 Veterans Street
Warm Springs, OR 97761

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 The S-503 Fire is burning in timber and grasses on the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation and privately owned in-holdings protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. This fire is being managed as a full suppression fire.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday June 18th, 2021 approx. 04:47 PM
LocationWarm Springs Reservation
Incident CommanderGary Sampson
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates45.087 latitude, -121.476 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel53
Size6,822 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained98%
Fuels Involved

The southern half (roughly) consists of mature conifer with a mix of grass/brush understory and woody debris. Much is modeled as a fuel model 10. Areas that have had recent wildfires are composed primarily of a mixture of brush and grass as well as timber stringers. There are oak savannah fuels present to a lesser degree.

Significant Events

Moderate, Isolated torching, Creeping, Short-Range Spotting


Planned Actions

Mop-up. Support initial attack.

Projected Incident Activity

Deteriorating overnight humidity recovery will effectively extend burn period. Most of the potential problem areas are on relatively mild slopes, minimizing escape potential through this period.


Transition to a type 3 organization occurred 6/28 at 0600.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Clear skies Thursday. Temperatures 94 to 97 degrees with winds from the West 8 to 13 mph. Ridge top winds up to 13 mph. Low Relative humidity from 18 to 23%.