The past two days brought moderate rain and snow showers over the fire area. Fire behavior is now observed only in isolated and well sheltered stump holes.
Our IMT3 team continues management of the Bull Complex and will transfer command to local Mt. Hood National Forest fire resources at 7:00 a.m., Monday, October 18. Incident command complexity at that time will drop to a Type 4.
Repair to damage caused during suppression operations is ongoing. Mechanized brush debris chipping and fuels reduction via the use of a curtain burner are the primary operational focuses. Road grading of forest roads affected during the incident are also being accomplished. All these activities will be pursued until fall weather makes work impractical. Structure protection wrap has been removed from Bagby Hot springs, Hawk Mountain Cabin and Gold Butte Lookout. No further structures remain wrapped.
BAER personnel began preparations for conducting their operations in the fire area. This work will be primarily focused on treating damage to trail systems within the burn area. Bull Complex total acreage remains unchanged at 24,894. Fire containment is now 60%. Approximately 55 fire personnel are assigned to the incident.
This will be the final Bull Complex update unless there is a significant or notable change to report. Thank you for your interest and participation throughout the entirety of this incident.