Sunday, August 6, 2017

August 6, 2017 - Devils Creek Fire Update

Devils Lake Fire Daily Update 8-6-2017

Incident: Devils Lake Fire Wildfire
Released: 4 hrs. ago
Fire personnel on the Devils Lake Fire near Bly, Oregon are being “right sized” today as eight crews and four engines are being allowed to return home or re-assigned this morning in the fire’s first posted demobilization list. Significant progress is being made toward full containment and eventual patrol-only status.
Despite nearby red flag conditions, local climate weather conditions are more favorable around this fire, according to a national weather meteorologist assigned to the fire. 
High temperatures today are forecast at 87 degrees with relative humidity of 20 to 25 percent compared to 8 or 9 percent recently. Winds are expected to be light and variable with a possibility of isolated thunderstorms and follow up outflow winds. 
Two of the fire’s night crews also came in early last night for re-assignment as initial attack.
Firefighters yesterday also made a historically significant discovery on national forest land of a native rock art site found along a creek, bringing this forest’s native rock art finds up to six. A forest resource advisor thanked the crew for their diligence in spotting this cultural artifact and bringing it to the forest’s attention.
The Fremont-Winema National Forest and the Oregon Department of Forestry are sharing the firefighting costs as Northwest Incident Management Team 6 continues to work under their direction.
Fire at a Glance

Size: 1694 acres 
75% on USFS-protected land 
25% on ODF-protected land
Containment: 44%
Location: 5 miles southeast of Bly, Oregon
Cause: Lightning
Personnel: 657
(239 Federal, 40 State (ODF), 378 
20 Crews
20 Engines
3 Dozers
9 Water tenders
2 Skidgins
1 Type 1 heavy helicopter
1 Type 2 medium helicopter
1 Type 3 light helicopter
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