Watson Creek Fire


Incident #: ORFWF-360
Fire Start: 7 months ago
Location: 16.5 miles WSW of Paisley, OR
Acres: 59,061
Agency: Lakeview Interagency Dispatch Center (ORLFC)
Dispatch Notes: Fs-wrzlast checked:09/29/2018iqcs #423563 | Contain: 10/10/18 0813 control: 11/27/18 0952 out: 02/15/19 1400

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 20 mins, 38 secs ago — The Watson Creek Fire is burning on the Paisley Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest. It was discovered Wednesday, August 15th at 2:15 p.m. approximately 13 miles west of Paisley, Oregon. The fire is burning in a combination of timber, brush and logging slash of mixed conifers and contains significant dead


Incident Contact
Larisa Bogardus
Email: watsoncreekfire2018@gmail.com
Phone: 541-219-0515
Hours: 0800-2000
Fire Unit Information
Fremont-Winema National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Lakeview, OR 97630

Basic Information

Under Investigation
Date of Origin
Wednesday August 15th, 2018 approx. 02:15 PM
6 mi West of Paisley, OR
Incident Commander
South Central Oregon Interagency Fire IMT3 Leland Hunter
42.65 latitude, -120.828 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel
59,061 Acres
% Contained
Estimated Containment Date
Monday September 17th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber, Brush, Heavy Logging Slash

Moderate density stands of mixed conifers containing significant dead material of all size classes. Surface fuels contain a significant heavy dead and down component from wide-spread insect mortality 10-20 years ago. Heavy dead fuels are a mix of standing and down material. Small, high elevation meadows are intermixed with timber fuels throughout the fire area.
Significant Events
Minimal, flanking, backing, isolated torching. Unburned interior islands continue to exhibit minimal to moderate fire activity.


Planned Actions
Continued full suppression operations, mop-up patrol using palm IRs, and suppression repair activities.
Projected Incident Activity
12 hours: Main forest transportation routes directly impacted.

24 hours: Main forest transportation routes directly impacted.

48 hours: Main forest transportation routes directly impacted.

72 hours: Main forest transportation routes directly impacted.
In briefing with T4 team at 1900 today. Transfer of fire to local unit will occur 0700 Monday, 9/10. This is final 209 report.