Thursday, June 29, 2017

June 29, 2017 Medicine 2 and Mill Creek Fires on the Fremont-Winema National Forest

Medicine 2 and Mill Creek Fires on the Fremont-Winema National Forest

Bly, Ore. – The Medicine 2 Fire is 97% contained, remaining at 4.8 acres. Yesterday, The Mill Creek Fire is 64 acres, with 75% containment.

Today, firefighters continue their mop up actions and will work to address any heat within the interior of both fires. It is early in the fire season thorough mop up will minimize potential for reigniting.

This interagency effort was successful in knocking these fires down quickly and keeping them small.

Management of these fires will transition back from South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership Type 3 Team Leland Hunter Incident Commander (IC) with Evan Wright (IC Trainee) to the Bly Ranger District USFS June 30, 2017.

Resources include 5 Crews, 6 Engines, 1 Dozers, and 3 Tenders, Total personnel: 150

Medicine 2 Fire
·         Today’s plan for the Medicine 2 Fire is to monitor for smoke and extinguish any hot spots.

Mill Creek Fire:
·         The firefighters continue with their mop up efforts in The Mill Creek Fire. This creates a condition for preventing any remaining hot spots from escaping the containment line. Tomorrow the management of the fire will be turned back to the Bly Ranger District.

 Highway 140 between Klamath Falls and Lakeview will have increased fire traffic - Please use caution when driving between Bly and Beatty and on Gerber Road.

 Before recreating in the forests and on your public lands please go to the following website and read the precautions for Adjective Class: Moderate, Industrial Fire Precaution: Level 1.

Daily wildfire/prescribed fire information, maps, and updates can be found at:

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