Thursday, July 5, 2018

Bryant Fire Contained






1301 South G St.
Lakeview, OR 97630

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 5, 2018
Media Contact: Bariki Mallya
Phone: 541-947-6157
bmallya@fs.fed.us
Twitter @scofmpfireinfo http://facebook.com/scofmpfireinfo

Bryant Fire Contained

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – The Bryant fire, located at the northern base of Bryant Mountain, approximately 5 miles south of Bonanza is 100 percent lined and considered contained within the last 12 hours.
Due to improved mapping, the fire is now assessed to be approximately 32 acres.
The significant progress made on the fire yesterday was fortified by overnight crews conducting mop-up operations.
“Our goal was to hold it with no additional growth- and we did,” said Rusty NcNair, Incident Commander Trainee from Oregon Department of Forestry Klamath-Lake District.
Today, firefighters continue mop-up operations to put out any remaining embers or hot spots.
Mop-up operations are projected to continue for another 72 hours.
Red flag warnings are in effect for the area from 1 p.m through 8 p.m. today with sustained winds up to 10-20 mph, gusting to 30 mph. Fire managers’ concerns are that high winds have the potential to cause dying embers to flare up and hamper firefighting efforts.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Every fire can appear different visually depending on the forest type, fuel load and how long fire has been absent from the area. This includes wildfires and prescribed fires.
Community safety and that of our firefighters is the number one priority for all SCOFMP employees.
For more information, please contact Bariki Mallya at 541-947-6157. Or get our most recent updates online at scofmp.org/lifc.shtml, on Facebook at facebook.com/SCOFMPFireInfo and on Twitter at @SCOFMPFireInfo.
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