Fire Report - 7/1/2022 - 1:00 pm update
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Significant fires with high activity levels in Oregon and Northern California from Redding on up will be reported on and updated daily. Significant fires are those of 100 acres or more in timber, or 300 acres or more in grass.
This page will be updated only when and if there is a significant fire that may be of concern. We do not report on fires that are in mop up mode and not considered a threat any longer.
FIRE SEASON 2022 IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN OREGON ON LANDS PROTECTED BY OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY, AND AFFILIATED AGENCIES LIKE THE COOS FOREST PROTECTION ASSOCIATION, AND THE DOUGLAS FOREST PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION. FIRE SEASON IS ALSO OFFICIALLY ON FOR LANDS OWNED BY THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT IN ALL PARTS OF OREGON. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Significant fire activity to report in Oregon -
Willow Creek Fire - Final report -12 miles north of Vale, OR. 40,274 acres, 75 percent contained. Dominant fuel type - grass. Fire command - type 3 IMT that will transition to a local type 4 team to complete mop up of the fire. The type 4 team takes command officially tomorrow at 6 am. There will be no night shift tonight. There will be perimeter patrol with engines. Started on private land, and then quickly reached BLM land on the Vale District of BLM. The turn in weather has had the typical effect on a grass fire. It totally stopped. Interior areas are still showing some heat in thicker pockets of fuel mixed in the grasslands. But, the fire is not posing much risk. Proof of that is there will not be a night shift on the fire until it is finished being wrapped up. The type 3 team that was in command is demobbing today along with quite a few resources. Oregon's first major fire of the year is in full on wrap up stage.
Significant fire activity to report in Northern California in Shasta, Trinity Humboldt, Del Norte, Lassen, Siskiyou, and Modoc Counties -
No fires of reporting criteria. We are seeing small fires getting reported daily in nearly all of these counties. The exceptions being coastal areas of Humboldt County and all of Del Norte County. Due to continued spring like conditions, very few if any wildland fires being reported.
Further south, we are seeing the first fire of significance in Northern California in Nevada County northeast of Sacramento. This is the Rices Fire. This morning the fire is now at 904 acres with 22% containment. The fire is burning in oak woodland with a large grass and brush component so common to Northern California. Fire behavior is minimal per this morning's report. This morning's report also noted the increase in containment percentage, with no growth in fire size. Winds are expected to become an issue. They are working to secure the eastern side of the fire as fast as they can as the winds will be pushing the fire that direction. Expect to see helicopter traffic increase over the fire's eastern side to assist in that effort. Evacuation Orders and Warnings remain in place. Road closures are in effect. Structures, critical infrastructure, endangered species, watersheds, cultural and heritage resources are threatened. The Sacramento Regional IMT Type 3 is in command of the fire. Over 1,400 fire fighters are now working the fire. Resources assigned as of this morning are; 44 hand crews, 183 engines, water tenders/water haulers, and bulldozers. 9 Helicopters of all size, including helitankers will be working the fire today. Fixed wing air tankers of all size are available if needed.
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