Monday, July 21, 2014

07212014 pm East Zone Fire Update

Contact:  Fire Information Office                                  Phone: (877) 681-3259(877) 681-3259          

Update:   Monday, July 21, 2014 – 8pm

FIRE NAME: Buzzard Complex- East Zone  
IMT:  Greg Poncin

TODAY’S ACTIVITY:  Firefighters continued mop up and patrol of fire lines today.  A mix of scattered showers and thunderstorms occurred over the fire area this afternoon, with some areas receiving no rainfall and others getting up to a ¼ inch of precipitation.

The 140 firefighters temporarily camped at Crowley will be returning to the Incident Command Post at Juntura this evening. Once again, the fire line will be staffed overnight to continue mop up and patrol operations.  A total of 348 fire personnel are assigned including 9 Type 2 crews, 17 engines, 4 dozers and support aircraft.

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.

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