Wildfire Incident Information
Terrain
Satellite
OSM
0% contained
Fire Status
OUT
Last Updated
7 mins, 30 secs ago
Fire Start
Sunday, August 6, 2023 6:16 AM PDT
Incident #
2023-ORWIF-230329
Fuels
t
Dispatch Notes
Contain: 08/23/2023 08:00 | Control: 06/17/2024 15:05 | Out: 06/17/2024 15:05
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Willamette National Forest

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 11 months ago

The Salmon Fire is burning approx. 3 miles NE of Oakridge Oregon in steep, forested terrain. The fire was reported August 6 in the afternoon and was immediately attacked. The fire resisted initial suppression, and on August 7 the firefighting effort was assigned to the Incident Management Team working on the nearby Bedrock Fire.

Basic Incident Details

Last Updated
Tue, Aug 8, 2023 1:58 PM UTC
Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Undetermined
Fire Discovered
Sun, Aug 6, 2023 1:16 PM UTC
Location
NFD Road 24, NFD Road 209 near Oakridge Oregon
Incident Commander
Jeff Dimke, NW IMT 12
Incident Description
Wildland fire burning in steep, forested terrain on lands protected by the US Forest Service.
Coordinates
43.7625, -122.38111111111

Current Situation

Total Personnel
107
Size
100 Acres
Containment
0%
Estimated Containment
Thursday, August 31, 2023 11:00 AM PDT
Fuels Involved

Timber and understory litter with low brush. Moderate loading of timber litter fuels under a closed canopy of 110-year-old timber that grew back in a
1910 fire scar. Scattered understory of saplings with areas of short shrubs exist in the fire area.

Significant Events

Moderate fire behavior with flanking, backing and uphill runs. Moderate fire behavior is carried by light to moderate timber litter under a closed canopy of 110-year old
timber. Steep slopes allowed for uphill runs. Minimal torching of understory saplings. Isolated rollouts of burning surface debris. 

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Continue with direct attack on the Salmon Fire to limit acres burned. Scout indirect line where needed. Utilize air resources as appropriate to limit fire spread.
Projected Incident Activity
12 hours: Fire will continue to consume in larger fuels in the timber litter through the night in the thermal belt. Potential for spotting from roll outs of burning fuels exists. Good RH recovery is expected in the valley bottoms and ridge tops with moderate recovery in the thermal belt. Minimal fire growth anticipated overnight.
24 hours: Smoldering and creeping fire behavior in small isolated unburned patches is anticipated interior to fire lines. Potential for spot fires from roll outs of burning surface fuels exists. There’s a very slight chance of isolated torching in the understory conifer. Minimal fire growth anticipated.
48 hours: Smoldering and creeping fire behavior in small isolated unburned patches is anticipated interior to fire lines. Potential for spot fires from roll outs of burning surface fuels exists. There’s a very slight chance of isolated torching in the understory conifer. Minimal fire growth anticipated.
72 hours: Interior smoldering fire behavior is expected. Potential for spot fires from roll outs of burning surface fuels exists. There’s a very slight chance of isolated torching in the understory conifer. Minimal fire growth anticipated.
Remarks
Air resources were utilized heavily today to limit the fire spread, this also supported firefighters 
with direct attack.