Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Knoll
FIRE
544.0
acres
51.5 mi
ENE of Eugene, OR
50%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
4 mins, 39 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-ORWIF-000362
Fire Start:
Thursday, August 5, 2021 9:33 PM PDT
Fuels:
B, +t
Dispatch Notes:
Contain: 08/25/21 1700
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Willamette National Forest

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Basic Information Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning/natural
Date of Origin:
Thursday, August 5, 2021 10:30 PM PDT
Location:
7 Miles NE of McKenzie Bridge, OR
Incident Commander:
Randy Johnson, Pacific Northwest Team 3
Coordinates:
44.246, -122.055

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
46
Size (Acres):
544
Containment:
50%
Estimated Containment Date:
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12:00 AM PDT
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Closed Timber Litter
Light Logging Slash

Conifer with abundant brush, small trees and dead/down logs, making it difficult to walk through. Will burn readily with abundant torching and spotting when dry; it doesn't need much wind to spread efficiently, primarily through torching and spotting. Lichen will contribute to torching and spotting as relative humidity (Rh) falls below 40%
Significant Events:
Minimal flanking, torching, spotting.

Primarily cleaning up unburned fuels within the line. Torching likely, spotting possible. Wide natural
barriers and favorable containment features reduce the likelihood of a spot establishing outside of
containment lines.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Holding and patrolling all flanks. Patrolling Hwy 126 to the east of Mckenzie River for any potential spotting.
Projected Incident Activity:
12 hours: Interior torching possible with spotting possible.
24 hours: Interior torching possible with spotting possible.
Remarks:
This will be the last ICS-209 from PNW for this incident. Command will be returned to the local unit at 0600 on
8/16/2020.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Slightly stronger winds have begun to mix down to the surface,increasing ventilation and allowing for smoke to flush out more easily. The earlier clearing of smoke permitted increased air
resource operations, and also led to increased solar insolation. As expected, this led to temperatures running a few degrees warmer(highs 85-90) and afternoon humidity being slightly warmer compared to Saturday, despite the weakening high pressure across
the Pacific Northwest. Prevailing winds remained out of the west through the day,
similar to previous days.
Through Tuesday, increasing onshore flow with bring cooler marine air to the area, resulting in very high humidity recoveries during the
overnight periods, and moderate daytime humidity values. Some patchy drizzle is possible Monday night, but little no accumulations
are expected. Temperatures will take a dive on Tuesday, with highs lowering to the 60s and low 70s. Slightly warmer and drier conditions expected beginning Wednesday.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
McKenzie River Ranger District
Email: SM.FS.mf@usda.gov
Phone: 541-822-3381
Hours: M-F 8 am - 4:30 pm
Fire Unit Information
Willamette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Oregon
Springfield, OR 97477

Dispatch Contact

Eugene Interagency Communication Center | Eugene, OR
http://oreic.org/intelreport.shtml