G C Complex News Release

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G C Complex News Release

GC Complex Fire Daily Update

Incident: G C Complex Wildfire
Released: 8/10/2013

Fire at a Glance

Size: 12,287 acres

Contained: 50%

Road Closures: FS Rd. 6001 from the Forest boundary to Strawberry campground. Forest Service road 36 from County Road 18 to Magone and County Road 32 from Hwy 395 to Magone are closed.

Location: 1 mile north of John Day, OR

The GC Complex is comprised of two fires totaling approximately 12,287 acres. There are currently 501 personnel assigned to the complex and resources are being shifted to the areas of most concern as suppression objectives are met on the fires. Firefighters were able to contain several spot fireson Fridayand continued to make good progress in building and maintaining fire line.

The Starvation Fire showed little or no growth yesterday with firefighters continuing to strengthen the perimeters to reach containment. The Grouse Mountain Fire spotted to the northeast. Firefighters responded quickly preventing further spread. Smoke and flames will continue to be visible from the interior of these fires as unburned fuels are consumed.

Many areas of the forest have not received significant rain from the passing storms. There is still potential for significant fire behavior as storm cells move over the fire areas and for spot fires to spread rapidly.

Oregon Department of Forestry and the Malheur National Forest, who are working closely with the Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 4, have identified private property, grazing resources and timber as important resources to protect. Every attempt is being made to to minimize operational impacts to these important resources.

Expect increased fire traffic in John Day and surrounding areas. Use caution and drive with headlights on. Area businesses continue to be open during their regular business hours.

Unit Information

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Malheur National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
P.O. Box 909
John Day, OR 97845

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