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204 Cow Fire

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Malheur National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
431 Patterson Bridge Rd
John Day, OR 97845

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News Releases — 204 Cow Fire

204 Cow Fire Final Update - September 15, 2019 Released: 9/15/2019
This will be the final daily update for the 204 Cow fire. Crews and equipment will be released from the fire at the end of shift today. Prairie City Ranger District personnel will continue to monitor...
204 Cow Fire Update - September 12, 2019 Released: 9/12/2019
The Malheur National Forest has opened the 13 and 16 Roads to woodcutting on the perimeter of the 204 Cow Fire. Woodcutting is limited to the felled and stacked woodpiles on the roadsides. Felling...
204 Cow Fire Update - September 11, 2019 Released: 9/11/2019
The Malheur National Forest has opened the 13 and 16 Roads to woodcutting on the perimeter of the 204 Cow Fire. Woodcutting is limited to the felled and stacked woodpiles on the roadsides. Felling...
204 Cow Fire Upadate - September 10, 2019 Released: 9/10/2019
On Monday, crews completed removing pumps, hoses and other firefighting equipment. Chipping cleared roadside vegetation is completed. Cool wet weather continues over the fire area today, making fire...
204 Cow Fire Update - September 9, 2019 Released: 9/9/2019
On Sunday, crews completed removing pumps, hoses and other firefighting equipment. Chipping cleared roadside vegetation is nearly complete. Firefighters assisted in the initial attack of a new fire...
204 Cow Fire Update - September 8, 2019 Released: 9/8/2019
Saturday, firefighters used helicopter bucket drops to knock down some hot spots on the north flank in the Swamp Creek and Glacier Peak area. Cool wet weather continues over the fire area today,...
204 Cow Fire Update - September 7, 2019 Released: 9/7/2019
Friday, intermittent thunderstorms produced rainfall amounts over the fire ranging from .15 to .30 inches. While this rain moderates the rate of spread and the likelihood of spotting, it is not...
204 Cow Fire Update - September 6, 2019 Released: 9/6/2019
Thursday afternoon the fire area received light rainfall, ranging from a trace to as much as several hundredths of an inch. This moisture did not penetrate the forest canopy enough to significantly...
204 Cow Fire - September 5, 2019 Released: 9/5/2019
On Wednesday, lower humidity, brisk afternoon winds and a more unstable atmosphere allowed remaining unburned areas within containment lines to burn actively. The fire expanded primarily on the...
204 Cow Fire - September 4, 2019 Released: 9/4/2019
Tuesday, crews worked to find and extinguish spots outside the containment lines and continued mopping up areas immediately inside firelines, to create a wide, black, cold barrier to the fire’s...