43.5 mi
ESE of Salem, OR
Fire Status:
Last Updated:
19 mins, 25 secs ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Monday, July 12, 2021 2:55 PM PDT
C-GRT E-453 E-8682 WITTRY
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Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Willamette National Forest

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 6 hours, 23 mins ago

Incident Photo for the Bruler Fire

The Bruler Fire was detected on July 12, 2021 and is located near the boundary between the Detroit and Sweet Home Ranger Districts.  The fire is burning near the junction of Forest Road 11 (Straight Creek Road/Quartzville Road) and Forest Road 1133 approximately 8 miles south of Detroit Lake. Local firefighters and aircraft rapidly responded to aggressively attack the fire.

 A Type 2 Northwest Incident Management team, Team 13, has taken command of the fire.  Additional resources have been ordered and are expected to arrive in the coming days.

Smoke will continue to be visible from the town of Detroit and Santiam Pass. There may be increased fire traffic on Highway 22. The fire is not currently threatening any communities or structures. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Under Investigation
Date of Origin:
Monday, July 12, 2021 12:55 PM PDT
The fire is located near the junction of Forest Road 11 (Straight Creek Road/Quartzville Road) and Forest Road 1133 - approximately 9 miles south of Detroit Lake.
Incident Commander:
NWIMT13 Gales
Incident Description:
A Type 2 Wildfire In Dense Timber Litter And Timber Understory.
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Current Situation

Total Personnel:
Size (Acres):
Estimated Containment Date:
Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:00 AM PDT
Fuels Involved:
Closed timber litter, timber litter and understory, heavy logging slash
Significant Events:
Moderate, Backing, Flanking, Torching.

Fire behavior remained moderate through todays shift as the warming and drying trend continued across the northwest. Isolated single tree torching was observed on interior portions of the incident. Heavy fuels continue to consume across much of the burned area.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Continue constructing dozer and hand line to connect existing road systems along perimeter.
Projected Incident Activity:
12 hours: Another night of low humidity recovery is expected to keep fire behavior moderate in interior portions of the incident. Interior tree torching and potential short range spotting is possible.

24 hours: Cumulative effects of a continued warming and drying trend coupled with low humidity recoveries at night is expected to keep fire behavior moderate, with most observed behavior expected to be burning in heavy dead fuels on interior portions of the incident.

48 hours: More interior consumption anticipated through this period. Majority of fire behavior is expected to be well interior.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
High pressure remained centered to the southeast of the incident today bringing high temperature in the mid-80s and minimum RH in the upper teens to the incident. Winds remained light and primarily terrain driven under the influence of the high. The high will retreat slightly on Sunday with temperatures cooling a few degrees and a slight increase in RH. Winds will remain light and once again, no precipitation is expected.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Bruler Fire Information
Email: 2021.Bruler@firenet.gov
Phone: 541-223-9601
Hours: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Fire Unit Information
Willamette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Springfield, OR 97477

Dispatch Contact

Eugene Interagency Communication Center | Eugene, OR