Terrain Satellite
Brattain
FIRE
50,951
acres
9.8 mi
SSW of Paisley, OR
95%
contained
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
31 mins, 42 secs ago
Incident #:
2020-ORFWF-000406
Fire Start:
Monday, September 7, 2020 11:38 PM PDT
Fire Unit:
US Forest Service — Fremont-Winema National Forest
Dispatch Notes:
Fs-wrzlast checked: 10/21/2020iqcs #513769 | Contain: 10/06/20 1631 | Control: 11/10/20 1625

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 2 months ago

Incident Photo for the Brattain Fire

 Summary:

The Brattain fire started on September 7, 2020 on the Paisley Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest. Firefighting crews battled winds, extremely dry conditions and shortages of firefighting resources.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Human
Date of Origin:
Monday September 07th, 2020 approx. 10:38 PM
Location:
8 miles South of Paisley, Oregon
Incident Commander:
S. Tacchini
Coordinates:
42.572, -120.558

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
147
Size (Acres):
50,951
Containment:
95%
Estimated Containment Date:
Tuesday September 29th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Brush (2 feet)
Timber (Grass and Understory)

Fuels are extremely dry even with better humidity recoveries. The fire is burning in a variety of fuels from grass shrub at lower elevations to open Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer stands at higher elevations. Live fuel moistures are critically dry.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Continue to mop-up and patrol lines in all divisions. The Suppression repair group is working with the host unit to identify and prioritize the needed work and the resources and equipment needed to best accomplish this task.
Projected Incident Activity:
36. Projected Incident Activity, Potential, Movement, Escalation, or Spread and influencing factors during the next operational period and in 12-, 24-, 48-, and 72-hour time frames:

12 hours: A warming trend starts over the Pacific Northwest. No precipitation is expected during this time period. Afternoon humidity of 20 to 30 percent is expected. Windy conditions will allow fuels to stay at critically dry levels. Fuels within interior pockets will continue to burn out. No growth is expected.

24 hours: An upper ridge begins to move into the region late in the weekend and dominates the weather pattern through at least the end of next week. A return to hot and dry weather is forecast which will keep fuels at critically dry levels. Terrain driven winds are expected in the lower elevations with east to northeast winds possible over the ridges. Low relative humidities are forecasted to be between 10-15%.

48 hours: The fire area will see the return of above normal temperatures along with dry conditions and afternoon humidity values in the low to mid teens. Terrain driven winds are expected in the lower elevations with east to northeast winds possible over the ridges. At this time, winds are not expected to be strong. A return to hot and dry weather is forecast which will keep fuels at critically dry levels.

72 hours: The fire area will see the return of above normal temperatures along with dry conditions and afternoon humidity values in the low to mid teens. Terrain driven winds are expected in the lower elevations with east to northeast winds possible over the ridges. At this time, winds are not expected to be strong. A return to hot and dry weather is forecast which will keep fuels at critically dry levels.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Another front will arrive over the fire area today. Cooler temperatures and higher humidity will likely put a pause on fire activity. A long duration dry and very warm pattern returns Sunday into late next week. Strong gusty northeast winds and moderate locally poor recoveries will develop on the ridges Sunday night and Monday morning. Winds will lower Monday night but expect continued moderate to poor recoveries on area ridges and dry daytime humidities along with very warm temperatures across the area through late in the week.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Tamara Schmidt
Email: 2020.brattain@firenet.gov
Phone: 541-947-6243
Hours: M-F 8-5 p.m.
Fire Unit Information
Fremont-Winema National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1301 S. G St.
Lakeview, OR 97630

Dispatch Contact

Lakeview Interagency Dispatch Center | Lakeview, OR
Website: http://www.scofmp.org