Warm Springs, OR — July 25, 2016
Monday July 25th 2016
Bill Fish 541-553-8223 or cell 541-408-8630 is the official PIO.
The fire is estimated at 5000 acres with 0% containment as of 2400 hours 7/24/2016. The fire has burned south from the Warm Springs River towards the Warm Springs Forest Products Industry park and Lower Dry Creek campground up the Deschutes river. It is burning in an abundant annual grass savanna with patches of a steppe shrub component of sage and bitter brush. Scattered juniper stands are also in the perimeter. The fire made upslope runs from the Warm Springs and Deschutes river bottoms and when established on the steppe of Webster Flat made significant wind driven runs across Webster Flats that prompted road closures and structure protection for Wolfe Point and a warning to Kahneeta Resort. Lower Dry Creek road, and BIA Route E-130 roads have been closed to all but local residents whom are sheltered in place. No evacuations are expected. 2 additional Type 2 hand crews are on order as well as 10 type 6 engines and 2 support tenders. A task force may be on order as well as additional hand crews to facilitate mop up and holding.
Information from this point can be directed to Bill Fish at the numbers above
Warm Springs Agency – Fire Management
4207 Holliday Lane
Warm Springs OR 97761