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Unit Information

Prineville District
Bureau of Land Management
Prineville, OR 97754

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The Darlene Fire was reported on private lands on July 13, 2021 at 1:32 pm outside of La Pine, Oregon near Darlene Way. The fire is currently being managed by a Type 2 Incident Management Team, NW Team #6, with Shawn Sheldon, Incident Commander.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday July 13th, 2021 approx. 01:30 PM
LocationNear Darlene Road, La Pine, Oregon
Incident CommanderKJ Vanderburg, Incident Commander, Type 4 Team
Coordinates43.646 latitude, -121.474 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel223
Size686 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Brush (2 feet)

Significant Events

Minimal smoldering


Planned Actions

Strengthen the lines, continue aggressive mop up, and mitigate hazards.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Fire is expected to continue to smolder within containment lines. No additional spread is expected.


The teams priority is firefighter and public safety as well as continuing to work with all partners and agencies involved to achieve shared objectives.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Partly cloudy with hot and dry afternoons. A slight (20%) chance of thunderstorms Monday afternoon, mainly east of the fire area. Increased NW winds Monday and Tuesday afternoons.