Jennies Peak Fire


Incident #: RFPN-1039
Fire Start: 7 months ago
Location: 13.7 miles S of Fossil, OR
Acres: 45,956
Agency: Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center (OR-COC)
Dispatch Notes: Contain: 09/07/18 1554control: 09/21/18 1400

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 5 hours, 45 mins ago — The Jennie’s Peak Fire started on August 17, 2018 after lightning passed through the area. The fire is located 14 miles south of Fossil, OR and is burning on BLM and private lands. Public and firefighter safety is the primary objective. Evacuations of campgrounds and residences along the John Day River are in place. Northwest Incident Management Team 7 has been delegated the authority by Bureau of Land Management, Prineville District and Oregon Department of Forestry to manage the Jennie’s Peak Fire. Smoky conditions may continue to affect communities in the region. For smoke information, go to:


Incident Contact
Fire Information
Phone: 541-239-3619
Hours: Daily 0700-2200
Fire Unit Information
Prineville District
Bureau of Land Management
3050 NE 3rd St.
Prineville, OR 97754

Basic Information

Date of Origin
Friday August 17th, 2018 approx. 04:45 PM
14 miles south of Fossil, OR
Incident Commander
Eric Knerr
44.8 latitude, -120.224 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel
45,956 Acres
% Contained
Estimated Containment Date
Tuesday August 28th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Short Grass, Brush, Timber
Significant Events
Moderate torching, smoldering, Creeping.


Planned Actions
Continue mop up on north end of fire in burn out area.
Projected Incident Activity
Continued isolated smoldering with minimal smoke production. Increasing relative humidity and cloud cover.