Thursday, July 27, 2017

July 27, 2017 - SCOFMP Fire Update



3500+ lightning strikes recorded

 

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – More than 3500 lightning strikes were recorded between Sunday, July 23, and Thursday, July 27, according to South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership.



Interagency fire resources have been quickly responding to new lighting-caused wildfires. Initial attack was generally very successful, due to precipitation and the status of green live fuels and, of course, the good work of initial attack crews, dispatchers and support.



SCOFMP Fire Statistics from Sunday, July 23 through Thursday July 27, 2017



AGENCY
# OF FIRES
ACRES IMPACTED
Fremont-Winema National Forest (U.S. Forest Service)


48

83
Lakeview District BLM (Bureau of Land Management)


20

915
Klamath-Lake District ODF (Oregon Department of Forestry)

27

573
Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)


2


169
Crater Lake National Park (National Park Service)

3


.75



Lightning activity has been predicted to decrease, therefore new fire starts over central and eastern Oregon will decline on Thursday and Friday as the atmosphere dries and stabilizes. However, hot and dry weather will likely keep initial attack resources busy with holdover fires from the previous days of concentrated lightning.



For more information, contact Fire Information Officer, Sarah Saarloos with the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership at 541-219-0515 or ssaarloos@fs.fed.us. Daily wildfire/prescribed fire information, maps and social media links can be found at SCOFMP Blog: http://bit.ly/2sK5YHY

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