Thursday, July 31, 2014

Beaver Creek Fire Update

Beaver Complex Fire Update


Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
Phone Number:  541-826-1599
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

July 31, 2014
2:30 p.m.                    

Special Message: A Red Flag Warning is in effect until 11:00 p.m. tonight for abundant lightning with dry fuels.

Current Situation:  Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 2 (Incident Commander Cline) assumed command of the Beaver Complex at 10:30 a.m. today.  The Salt Creek Fire, approximately 100 acres in size, is the largest fire within the complex.  Along with suppression of Salt Creek Fire, the team will provide management of smaller fires burning near Salt Creek as they become identified.  Salt Creek Fire is burning in steep terrain on a parcel of Bureau of Land Management land protected by Oregon Department of Forestry. Salt Creek Fire was started by lightning from a storm that moved through yesterday afternoon. The Incident Command Post is located at TouVelle State Park on Table Rock Road.

Weather: Another round of scattered thunderstorms is expected this afternoon and evening.  Rain will accompany most storms but abundant lightning is expected to be a major concern due mostly to dry fuels.  Temperatures will range from 95 to 100 degrees.  Isolated thunderstorms are expected again on Friday.

Fire Statistics:

Location:  20 miles northwest of Medford, OR                      Percent Contained: 0%                               Complex Size:  100 acres                                                        Cause:  Lightning                               
Start Date: 7/30/14                                                                 Total Personnel: 150             

Resources Include: 5 hand crews, 6 engines, 3 dozers, 4 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

Air Resources:  5 helicopters, 1 air tanker.

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