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July 26, 2021
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Treatment expected to begin soon on sudden oak death infestation near Port Orford

Treatment expected to begin soon on sudden oak death infestation near Port Orford

PORT ORFORD, Ore. – Forest Pathologist Sarah Navarro with the USDA Forest Service said work is expected to begin soon to cut down and burn tanoak trees near Port Orford found to be infected with the pathogen that causes sudden oak...

Bootleg Fire battle is far from over, as fire surpasses 300,000 acres (Photo)

Bootleg Fire battle is far from over, as fire surpasses 300,000 acres (Photo)

Klamath Falls, ORE. – Yesterday was the ninth day in a row with such extreme fire behavior that firefighters moved to safety zones and looked for opportunities to re-engage. Please note: The fire map issued today does not reflect the...

Grandview Fire remains at 6,032 acres and 57 percent contained

Grandview Fire remains at 6,032 acres and 57 percent contained

Sisters, ORE.  –  The Grandview fire acreage remains at 6,032 acres. Containment on the fire is now 57%. Crews are pushing mop up from 50 feet to 100 feet or more inside the fire line. The goal over the next few days is to remove all...

Firefighter reported missing, found alive and well on the Bootleg Fire

Firefighter reported missing, found alive and well on the Bootleg Fire

Special Update Klamath Falls, ORE. – A firefighter became separated from his crew while working on the Bootleg Fire in Lake County today. The incident occurred when the fire crew was working on containing spot fires in the Happy Camp...

Elbow Fire hosts a community meeting tonight at 7 p.m.

Elbow Fire hosts a community meeting tonight at 7 p.m.

Wallowa, ORE.  –  Oregon Department of Forestry’s Incident Management Team 3, led by Incident Commander Link Smith, in conjunction with key members from Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Blue Team, have assumed command of the Elbow Creek Fire...

Bootleg Fire now reported as 298,662 acres and 22 percent contained

Bootleg Fire now reported as 298,662 acres and 22 percent contained

Klamath Falls, ORE. – Red Flag weather conditions played a significant role in fire behavior yesterday. The fire pushed over Sam’s Cabin Road and the 27 Road to the north. The fire continues to be held from Preacher Flats to Mitchell...

Grandview Fire is now 43 percent contained at 6,032 acres

Grandview Fire is now 43 percent contained at 6,032 acres

Sisters, ORE.  –  The Grandview fire acreage has been updated to 6,032 acres by using more accurate mapping information. Containment on the fire is now 43%. The community meeting from last night can be viewed online in two...

Game Hog Creek Fire remains at about 135 acres in Tillamook State Forest

Game Hog Creek Fire remains at about 135 acres in Tillamook State Forest

FOREST GROVE, Ore. – Mechanical issues grounded two helicopters before they could assist at the Game Creek Hog Fire. Instead, ODF’s The Dalles Unit loaned two single-engine airtankers to the fire team engaged on the fire. Today, both...

Bootleg Fire reported at 281,208 acres and 22 percent contained (Photo)

Bootleg Fire reported at 281,208 acres and 22 percent contained (Photo)

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. -- Smoke cleared early around the Bootleg Fire yesterday due to increased southwest winds, which allowed air operations to support the firefighting efforts on the ground. Firefighters utilized retardant drops and...

Grandview Fire is now 31 percent contained at 6,013 acres

Grandview Fire is now 31 percent contained at 6,013 acres

SISTERS, Ore. –  There will be a virtual community meeting about the Grandview Fire tonight at 6:30pm.  Fire managers will update the community on the progress being made on the fire, evacuations and answer any questions.  You can view...

Winds and heat pushed active fire behavior and growth today on the Elbow Creek Fire in NE Oregon (Photo)

Winds and heat pushed active fire behavior and growth today on the Elbow Creek Fire in NE Oregon (Photo)

PENDLETON, LA GRANDE, VALE, and BAKER CITY, Ore. -- Firefighters battled winds and low humidity on the Elbow Creek Fire today, located in the Grande Ronde River drainage near Mud Springs, approximately 31 miles southeast of Walla Walla,...

Community meeting 6 p.m. tonight in La Pine about the 686-acre Darlene Fire

Community meeting 6 p.m. tonight in La Pine about the 686-acre Darlene Fire

Acres: 686 Number of Personnel: 201 Percent Containment: 5% Cause: Under Investigation Date/Time Detected: July 13, 2021, 1:30 p.m. Origin/Location: La Pine, Oregon LA PINE, Ore. - On the Darlene Fire yesterday, crews laid more...

Elbow Creek Fire, estimated at 9,000 acres, pushes to the northeast; an ODF Incident Management Team has been ordered

Elbow Creek Fire, estimated at 9,000 acres, pushes to the northeast; an ODF Incident Management Team has been ordered

PENDLETON, LA GRANDE, VALE, and BAKER CITY, Ore. - Firefighters continue battling the Elbow Creek Fire located in the Grande Ronde River drainage near Mud Springs, approximately 31 miles southeast of Walla Walla, Washington. The fire is...

Focus of firefighters at Grandview Fire turns to mopping up

Focus of firefighters at Grandview Fire turns to mopping up

CENTRAL OREGON – With no additional growth and minimal fire activity, crews on the Grandview Fire have been able to focus all efforts on mopping up the perimeter of the fire to increase containment.  Since the fire began on Sunday,...
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