Cow
FIRE
9,668
acres
26.1 mi
ESE of John Day, OR
100%
containment
CONTAINED
Last Updated: 1 month ago
Incident #: OR-MAF-000204
Fire Start: Friday, August 9, 2019 8:34 PM PDT
Fuels: Gra, Brsh,slsh,tim
Dispatch Notes: Pcrd: transition back to district t3 organization 9/10/19. 72% contained

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 2 weeks ago

The Cow Fire Area Closure Order has been changed. Refer to the closure map posted on the maps tab for the updated closure area.

The 204 Cow Fire, on the Prairie City Ranger District, started August 9 as a result of multiple lightning storms that moved across the forest. The fire is burning in the remote high elevation area within the Glacier (1989) and Sheep Mountain (1990) fire scars.

The primary objectives are to prevent fire from impacting high values such as private land, historic guard station, Cow Camp, active grazing allotments, and timber sales. Control features were established where firefighter exposure to hazards is minimized and there is a high probability of success in meeting these objectives and containing the fire.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Friday August 09th, 2019 approx. 07:30 PM
Location:
17 miles southwest of Unity, Oregon
Incident Commander:
Brian Bishop
Incident Description:
Wildfire
Coordinates:
44.284, -118.466

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
5
Size (Acres):
9,668
Containment:
100%
Estimated Containment Date:
Tuesday October 15th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Brush (2 feet)
Closed Timber litter
Timber (Litter and Understory)

Lower elevations are mostly Lodgepole Pine with dead and down accumulations. Mid-slope fuels are mixed sized mixed conifer with abundant snags and heavy loading of downed wood. Much of the fire area is closed canopy with low crown base height. High elevations and harsh sites include old fire scars and sparse fuels.
Significant Events:

Minimal smoldering, smokes still visible interior, jackpots, & stumps still consuming slowly.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Continue suppression repair operations and evaluate progress.
Projected Incident Activity:
Fire is 100% contained last report

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
None

Contact

Incident Contact
Fire Information
Email: 2019_ormaf_204cow@firenet.gov
Phone: 541-820-3389
Hours: 8a-5p daily
Fire Unit Information
Malheur National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
431 Patterson Bridge Rd
John Day, OR 97845