Springfield, Ore. This is the last day for Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 1. Today will be spent with the incoming Type 3 IMT shadowing and learning about the fire’s status. The incident command post for the fire will be moving from the Thurston Middle School location to the McKenzie Ranger Station.
Moisture continued to fall over the fire area yesterday. Some areas on the fire received a total of nearly 3 ½ inches since the beginning of the storm late Friday evening. Additional precipitation is expected later in the week as more cold fronts move through the region. Members of the public are reminded of the hazards of falling debris. With the precipitation and unstable soils, rocks and other rolling debris have found their way to some of the roadways in the area. This hazard will be ongoing throughout the fall and winter months. Overhead hazards, such as snags and falling branches, will also continue to be an issue in the fire area in the months ahead.
As the Type 3 IMT takes command of the fire, daily updates will be discontinued, unless the fire status changes and requires further information dissemination.
Additional information may be found at:
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7222/ (For BAER updates)
Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 1 would like to thank the entire community for their support during our stay in the area. This will be the last news release from ODF IMT 1.