Start Date: 26 July 2018
Cause: Farm Machinery Location: Dufur , Oregon 97021
Containment: 0% Fuels: Grass and brush
Total personnel: 150
General Information: The Long Hollow Fire is now at 16,938 acres with major efforts to contain fire using fire personnel on the ground and in the air. The fire started by farming equipment and has spread along the west side of the Deschutes River in the areas between Macks Canyon to the north and Beavertail to the south. The Arizona Type 3 IMT has requested additional resources to be sent to the fire area to assist in the fire fight. The Incident Command Post is located at the Dufur School. We are requesting residents and visitors in the area to be cautious of fire apparatus using the roadways. Weather is a major factor in how the fire spreads. High temperatures and wind are expected to continue to play a role in the fire behavior.
Fire Operations: Fire suppression tactics are being employed to cut off the fire perimeter by using aviation and ground crews during day and night operations. Engines, hand crews, water tenders, along with helicopters and fixed wing aircraft will be used to fight the fire from above creating fire breaks. Burning operations will be utilized to create a buffer between the unburned fuels and area needing to be protected. All operations are designed to protect “Values at Risk” that have been identified by local jurisdictions. These values include agriculture, cultural areas, private lands, recreational areas, powerlines, railroad and others deemed as significant to the interest to the public.
Fire Safety Awareness: It continues to be extremely dry all over the central Oregon region, and people should use extreme caution in their use of fire or machinery and ensure tow safety chains are not dragging. In the vicinity of the Long Hollow Fire, people should remain alert for heavy fire traffic, as equipment and personnel will be traveling the roadways. For information on current fire restrictions, please visit https://www.centraloregonfire.org.
Fire Weather: High temperatures and low humidity with gusty afternoon winds are anticipated the rest of the weekend, which will likely result in extreme fire conditions.
Closures and Restrictions: The area along the river is closed to the public. The 216 Road from Buck Hollow River Access to the Macks Campground is closed. The area is also under Industrial Fire Protection Level III. Roadblocks have been set up by local law enforcement.
Fire Information Links: Fire information can be found at www.centraloregonfire.org and https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.
Fire Information: (602) 292-5315 (8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.)