Northwest Incident Management Team 8, Incident Commander, Doug Johnson
August 28, 2020 – 9:00 AM
The safety of the public and all wildland fire responders is always the number one priority for all wildland fire agencies. To keep firefighters and communities healthy and safe, all firefighters are asked to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce the spread of illness. This also includes limited entry into the incident command post and spike camp. Please see the websites below or contact the Frog Fire information center at 541-670-0812 for further fire information.
General Updates: Crews on the Frog Fire continue to mop up, strengthen and patrol containment lines on all flanks of the incident. Much of today’s activities will be in preparation for high winds, which are expected tomorrow and included in the fire weather watch for Saturday. High winds, dry fuels and low relative humidity could test containment lines on the fire.
Back hauling of excess equipment from the fire line has begun and fire fighters are working to repair dozer line and resource impacts from fire suppression. As these objectives are met, resources will be release to return home or be reassigned to assist on other fires.
A special reminder to hunters and recreationalists that despite milder temperatures, fuels are extremely dry and readily receptive to ignition. Please do your part to prevent wildfires.
Fire Information: 541-670-0812 (8:00 am to 9:00 PM)
Blog Site: https://www.centraloregonfire.org
Weather: Temperatures will be in the low to mid 80s with relative humidity ranging from 11 to 15 percent. Winds will be northwest 1 to 4 mph in the morning and increasing to 3 to 6 mph by midday with gusts to 11 mph. Big changes will likely arrive by Saturday afternoon and evening as a strong, dry cold front pushes over the fire.
Air Quality: The air quality can change daily; up-to-date information for Oregon is available at oregonsmoke.blogspot.com.
Resources-409: 3-type 2 initial attack crews, 9-type 2 crews, 1-light helicopter, 14-engines, 1-skidgines, 2-dozers, 13-water tenders, and miscellaneous overhead
Closures: Several road closures and an area closure have been implemented near the Frog Fire.
The Crook County Sheriff’s Office has closed the following roads:
On the south end:
· Roberts Road at Bear Creek
· Klootchman Creek Road at Bear Creek
· Salt Creek at Roberts Road
On the north end:
· Forest Service Road 16 at the junction of Forest Service Road 1610
A temporary area closure has been implemented by the Ochoco National Forest. For a full description and map of the area closure, please see the above Inciweb link.
Temporary Flight Restrictions: For the safety of firefighters and aircraft fighting the Frog Fire, a temporary flight restriction has been placed over the fire area. Please consult the Notice to Airman for specifics.