Wildfire Incident Information
5% contained
Fire Status
Last Updated
2 days ago
Fire Start
Saturday, April 20, 2024 11:00 AM PDT
Incident #
Dispatch Notes
Primary Fire Agency

National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 2 weeks ago

Watch Incident Commander Evan Wright give a thorough video update and provide an overview of the management plan for this wildfire. The Little Yamsay Fire is being managed in a confine/contain strategy. Simply stated, we have created indirect containment lines using a series of roads and handlines to keep this wildfire in a predetermined footprint.Our group of experienced, professional wildland firefighters will conduct a series of firing operations to safely and methodically burn the fuels between the main fire and our established containment lines, reintroducing a low intensity fire to the landscape that will promote forest health and fuels reduction.This 35-acre lightning-caused wildfire is in an area of the forest far from any homes or structures and in area planned for prescribed fire treatment. This time of year, wildfires can meet objectives by burning surface fuels and small-diameter trees while sparing mature trees. Fuel moistures remain high and a low percentage of tree mortality is expected.A Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) assumed command of the Little Yamsay Fire Tuesday, April 30 at 0600 to allow the Forest to focus on conducting prescribed fire.The fire management plan consists of three phases of firing operations to achieve objectives: Phase One will increase the fire footprint by 1,208 acres. Phase One was completed May 4.Phase Two will add another 1,055 acres. Phase Two was initiated May 4.Phase Three will include additional 3,712 acres. Phase Three was initiated May 4Once the three-phase firing operation is complete, the Little Yamsay Fire final size will be close to 6,000 acres.

Basic Incident Details

Last Updated
Sat, May 4, 2024 11:53 PM UTC
Incident Time Zone
Incident Type
Fire Discovered
Sat, Apr 20, 2024 6:00 PM UTC
Incident Commander
ICT3 Evan Wright (South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership)
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Current Situation

Total Personnel
2,009 Acres
Fuels Involved

Timber (Littler and Understory)

Light Logging Slash

Brush (2 feet)