Welcome to the Fire Information Blog for the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP).
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Ana Fire morning update for Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Size: 5,833 acres Containment: 50% Personnel: 405
Start Date: July 8
Cause: Human Caused and Under
Fuel Type: Grass,
Brush and Timber
Location: Summer Lake, Oregon
growth occurred on all areas of the wildfire perimeter yesterday. The decrease
in fire acreage is a result of more accurate mapping. A group of fire engines,
water tenders, fireline supervisors and a helicopter were reassigned to two new
wildfires in South Central Oregon.
Firefighters made significant progress building containment
lines on Winter Rim between Forest Road 2901 and Highway 31 in an effort to
stop the fire from progressing further south. Helicopters supported ground
personnel by dropping water to cool down areas of heat along the fire’s edge. Steep,
rocky terrain with limited access continues to challenge fire suppression
efforts along the southern fire perimeter, so an alternate line was built above
Summer Lake as a precautionary measure.
Fire crews continued patrolling and reinforcing containment
lines along the west, north and east areas of the fire. Unburned pockets of
fuel with large downed logs continue burning well within the fire perimeter
producing smoke that may be seen from the local communities, but pose no threat
to fire containment.
Firefighters will focus on building and improving containment lines along the
Winter Rim to secure the south flank. In the west, north and south portions of
the fire, crews will patrol and fortify existing firelines by extinguishing burning
debris within the fire perimeter.
Northwest Incident Management Team 12 under Incident
Commander Richy Harrod is currently managing the wildfire in conjunction with
local land management agencies. The Incident Command Post is located at the
North Lake School in Silver Lake, Ore.
EVACUATIONS: The evacuation notification in place for the area along
Highway 31 was reduced to Level 1 (get ready). This notice covers two miles
north of Forest Road 2901 and extends two miles south of The Lodge at Summer
Lake, as well as all of Ana Estates.
RESTRICTIONS: Highway 31 is open with flaggers managing through traffic
during fire operations. Motorists should use extra care, expect delays and use
alternate routes if possible.
CLOSURES: Fremont Point Lookout was not
affected, however, the Fremont-Winema National Forest has closed the site
through August 1 to allow unrestricted suppression and recovery traffic in the
area. Reservation holders will be notified by www.recreation.gov and receive a refund.
With the potential for any heat source to ignite a wildfire,
please be extremely careful when using power tools, firearms and vehicles as
well as more traditional sources of fire, such as matches and lighters.