Bureau of Land Management
Prineville, OR 97754
Bureau of Land Management
Wasco County, Oregon
Long Hollow Fire
Sunday, July 29, 2018 9:00 a.m.
Al Lawson, Incident Commander
Mike Ciraulo, Deputy IC
Inciweb Information websites:
NEW # 541-304-3972
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Long Hollow Fire:33,000 acres Containment: 27% Reported: July 26, 4:44 P.M. Cause: Human
Dufur, Oregon – Record breaking day and night time temperatures made for challenging fire behavior Saturday. Despite gusty winds and low relative humidity yesterday, firefighters continued to improve fire perimeter lines, and the fire has an estimated containment of 27%.
There was no change in fire acres.
Crews and air resources targeted the southeast corner of the fire in and around Jones Canyon yesterday, and will continue to improve containment lines in this area today. Crews are continuing to work in all divisions of the fire, with the priority today of holding containment lines and working to secure the SE corner of the fire.
Arizona Type 3 Incident Management Team led by Incident Commander Pruett Small transitioned command of the fire Sunday to NorthWest Incident Management Team #10 led by Incident Commander Al Lawson.
The Deschutes River evacuation level in Segment 3 (Buckhollow to Macks Canyon) is downgraded from a Level 3 (GO), to a level 1 (Ready). The Deschutes River access road and Highway 216 have been opened. Be especially vigilant as fire personnel will still be using the routes. As with Boxcar and Substation fires, please use caution when recreating in burned areas. When entering burned areas remember that hillsides can become unstable due to reduced vegetation. Rocks may dislodge and become a hazard along roadways. If precipitation occurs, flash flooding can move large amounts of soil and debris. Always be aware of potential hazards when moving through recently burned areas.
Today’s weather will be similar to yesterday with high day time temperatures in the upper 90’s to low 100’s, with wind coming out of the west at 5 mph becoming north to northeast 3-8 mph in the late morning to afternoon. Relative humidity is extremely low.
As summer progresses, increasing and prolonged temperatures are drying grass, brush and trees, we ask the community and visitors to stay particularly vigilant in being fire safe. Dragging trailer chains, leaving campfires unattended, parking in dry grass, discharging firearms or fireworks, tossing cigarettes, and using mechanical equipment without spark arrestors are all known causes of wildfires.
Evacuation level along Segment 3 (Buckhollow to Macks Canyon) of the Deschutes River is downgraded from a Level 3 to a Level 1. Dechutes access road and HWY 216 are open.
Evacuations notifications will continue to be monitored and disseminated from Wasco and Sherman County Sherriff Departments.