Monday, July 28, 2014

Final Update for the Buzzard Complex - Monday, July 28, 2014

Command of the Buzzard Complex and Camp Creek Fires will be returned to the local units on Monday, July 28th at 6 p.m.

This will be the last update you receive from Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 4.

We appreciate the support of the community while in the area.


Current Status:The fires are located 45 SE of Burns, OR.

Estimated Acreage: 395,747
Containment: 98 percent
Cause: Lightning
Date Started: 7/14/2014

Resources on the Fire:
Helicopters: 2
Engines: 9
Dozers: 7
Total Personnel: 214

Fire Weather:Hot, dry and increasingly unstable air will be in place on Monday.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Smoke Visible on Buzzard Complex Sunday Afternoon

Higher temperatures and lower humidities are causing interior smokes on the Buzzard Complex this afternoon, primarily on the south side of the fire and especially visible from Highway 78, Mile Post 56.

Firefighters are aware of the increased activity and are monitoring and addressing smokes as they occur.

Containment lines continue to hold.

Buzzard Complex Update - Sunday, July 27, 2014


Current Status:
The fires are located 45 SE of Burns, OR. The Buzzard Complex is currently managed by Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 4 (Brian J. Watts).

Estimated Acreage:
395,747
Containment: 95 percent
Cause: Lightning
Date Started: 7/14/2014

Resources on the Fire:
20-person fire crews: 4
Helicopters: 4
Engines: 12
Dozers: 6
Total Personnel: 331

Fire Information: Transition of the Buzzard Complex and Camp Creek Fire back to the home unit is scheduled for July 28, 2014.

Fire Weather:
Hot, dry and increasingly unstable air will be in place on Sunday. Terrain-driven wind will prevail during the peak burning period.

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3951/

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Buzzard Complex Update - Saturday, July 26, 2014


Current Status:
Higher temperatures and lower humidities are causing many interior smokes on the Buzzard Complex this afternoon.

Firefighters were expecting this increased activity and are monitoring and addressing smokes as they occur.

Containment lines continue to hold.

The fires are located 45 SE of Burns, OR. The Buzzard Complex is currently managed by Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 4 (Brian J. Watts).

Estimated Acreage: 395,747
Containment: 95 percent
Cause: Lightning
Date Started: 7/14/2014
Resources on the Fire:
20-person fire crews: 3
Helicopters: 2
Engines: 12
Dozers: 6
Total Personnel: 321

Fire Information: Rehabilitation continued today.

Fire Weather: A marked warming trend and very low relative humidity will build on Saturday. General winds will be light, so terrain-driven wind will prevail.

Smoke Visible from Buzzard Complex

Higher temperatures and lower humidities are causing many interior smokes on the Buzzard Complex this afternoon.

Firefighters were expecting increased activity and are monitoring and addressing smokes as they occur.

Containment lines continue to hold.

Friday, July 25, 2014

BUZZARD COMPLEX Update



Current Status:
The Buzzard Complex is currently managed by Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 4 (Brian J. Watts).The fires are located 45 SE of Burns, OR.

Estimated Acreage:                   395,747
Containment:                           95 percent
Cause:                                      Lightning
Date Started:                            7/14/2014

Resources on the Fire:
20-person fire crews:                     3
Helicopters:                                   2
Engines:                                       12
Total Personnel:                         340

Fire Information:
Rehabilitation continued today. ORIIMT4 assumed command of the Camp Creek Fire at 5 p.m. on July 24.

Fire Weather:
A cool, dry and stable air mass will settle over the Buzzard Complex, with the winds easing through the day.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Buzzard Complex Update July 24, 2014


Contact:  Fire Information Office                                         Phone: (541) 493-2105         

Update:   Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 0800

Current Status:
The Buzzard Complex is currently managed by Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 4 (Brian J. Watts).The fires are located 45 SE of Burns, OR.

Estimated Acreage:               395,747
Containment:                         95 percent
Cause:                                     Lightning
Date Started:                         7/14/2014
Resources on the Fire:
20-person fire crews:               3
Helicopters:                             2
Engines:                                  11
Total Personnel:                      359

Fire Information:
Continue Rehabilitation of resource damage caused by suppression activities. 
Buzzard Complex operational resources will be assisting Vale District BLM on the Camp Creek Fire south of Juntura OR.  .

Fires within the Buzzard Complex:
Beaver Creek - 22,863ac,
Buzzard Fire 282,801ac,
Twin Reservoir 10,355ac,
Bartlett 728ac,
Saddle Draw 79,000ac

Fire Weather:
A cool, dry and stable air mass will settle over the Buzzard Complex, with the winds easing through the day.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Buzzard Complex offers Camp Tours



    
Buzzard Complex







Camp tours will be conducted to coincide with Crane school registration. Tours will be on Tuesday and Wednesday July 23 – July 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Tour the fire Incident Command Post at Crane Union High School  to find out:

  •  Where the firefighters eat and sleep
  •  How the firefighters get their work assignments
  • Who makes the fire maps
  • Who tracks the fire personnel’s time so they can get paid correctly

You will also get to meet the Incident Commander of the Type 2 Interagency Incident Command Team, Brian J. Watts.



Buzzard Complex Update



July 22, 2014     Fire Information West Zone: (541) 493-2105
buzzardcomplex@gmail.com
www.buzzardcomplex.blogspot.com
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3951/
Current Status - The Buzzard Complex is currently managed by Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 4 (Brian J. Watts) and the Northern Rockies National Incident Management Team (Greg Poncin).The fires are located 45 SE of Burns, OR. 
Estimated Acreage - 395,747 Increase in acreage is due to better mapping.
Containment - 85 percent
Cause and Date Started -Lightning 7/14/2014
Resources on the Fire - 20-person fire
crews: 20
Helicopters:  5
Engines:   41
Total Personnel: 960
Industrial Fire Precaution Level moves to level 3 Effective Wednesday, July 23, Industrial Fire Precaution Level 3 (IFPL), Partial Shutdown, will be implemented on lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management Burns District, and the Emigrant Creek Ranger District of the Malheur National Forest. 
Under IFPL 3, personal and commercial woodcutters are prohibited from operating power saws.
Personal and commercial woodcutters are reminded of their responsibility to stay informed of current IFPLs and all restrictions that apply to activities conducted on public lands.
Fire danger is VERY HIGH and a regulated fire restriction is in effect for all public lands within the Burns Interagency Fire Zone.  Campfires are permitted only within designated campgrounds, and any driving or parking in areas not clear of all flammable materials – berm to berm – is prohibited.    Ignition of fireworks on all public land is always prohibited.
Visitors should use extreme caution when visiting public lands this time of year. For a map of the restricted use area, please visit the Burns District BLM office at 28910 Hwy 20 West in Hines.  For current wildfire information, go online to inciweb.nwcg.gov
Fire Information - A transfer of command will occur on Wednesday at 6 a.m. when the Northern Rockies National Incident Management Team (Greg Poncin) leaves and Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 4 (Brian J. Watts) resumes management of the entire fire perimeter in both zones.
Night shift operations have been discontinued on the east zone and the spike camp set at Stray Dog Reservoir has closed.
The firefighters temporarily camped at Crowley returned to the Incident Command Post at Juntura Monday evening.
East zone crews continued to mop-up the 50-100 acre spot fire that occurred after strong winds pushed embers across containment lines yesterday afternoon. On the remainder of the fire crews continued to mop-up and patrol the fire perimeter.
Fire Weather - It rained over a majority of the fire on Monday, especially in the southeast corner.  Some areas received up to 2” of precipitation.
Scattered thunderstorms will bring potential for small areas of intense rain and gusty outflow wind.