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Waterman Complex July 25th Update AM

Incident: Waterman Complex Wildfire
Released: 7/25/2014


July 25, 2014 AM

Waterman Complex – Mitchell, Oregon

Information Center – 541-787-4321

Incident Commander Doug Johnson

Start Date: 7/12/2014 Cause: Lightning Percent Containment: 90%

Crews: 18 Engines:28 Water Tenders:2 Helos:2 Dozers:4

Total Personnel: 700

Current Situation

Firefighters are making great progress in mopping up hot spots to secure the fire line. Mop-up is occurring into the fire at some locations up to 1000 ft. to create a cold black perimeter. Chipping, cutting of snags, and rehabilitation/repair of dozer suppression line continues. Demobilization of resources will continue over the next few days as suppression objectives are met.

Oregon Department of Transportation is performing maintenance along Highway 26 repairing damage caused by the fire and thunderstorms. Please use caution when traveling through the fire area.

Ochoco National Forest Closure Order 06-07-01-14-001-01 was reduced in size this morning reopening the Walton Lake Campground, areas north and east of Big Summit Prairie, Allen Creek Horse Camp and several Forest Roads to access these areas. For a full description and map, see the following link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/centraloregon/alerts-notices/?aid=24081

Bailey Butte Fire – 10,276 acres, 90% contained. Firefighters continue to secure the last portion of line along the southeast perimeter. Patrolling continues around all other perimeters.

Toney Butte Fire – 2,229 acres, 100% contained. This fire continues to be monitored by the air. Smoke may be visible from interior burning.

Junction Springs Fire – 15 acres, 100% contained. This fire continues to be monitored by the air.

Incident #376 - .25 acres, 100% contained. This fire continues to be monitored by the air.

Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR): A TFR remains in place over the Bailey Butte fire. Please check the NOTAM for current information.

Unit Information

Central Oregon District - Oregon Department of Forestry
3501 East Third Street
P.O. Box 670
Prineville, OR 97754

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