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Summit Springs Complex, Daily Information Update for Monday, August 25, 2008
Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 3
Nancy Hirsch, Incident Commander  
Summit Springs Complex Daily Morning Information Update
For Monday August 25, 2008
 
The control lines passed additional testing on the Summit Springs Complex Sunday due to continuing warm, dry weather, followed by increasing winds late in the afternoon. This testing substantially increased fire manager’s confidence that Team 3 firefighters will attain their 300-foot objective around all three fires, and be able to successfully turn the Complex over to the transition team today.
 
With the fire beginning to wind down, crews are starting to demobilize from the fire. "I appreciate the professionalism and hard work of the Team, as well as their cooperation with local agencies and collaborators. I also am thankful for everyone being so safety-conscious and the excellent safety record on the incident", stated Incident Commander Nancy Hirsch.
 
A local Type 3 Team will begin shadowing Incident Command Team 3 beginning at 5:30 am, and assume full command at 1 pm on Monday, August 25, 2008. The Type 3 Team will have approximately 170 firefighters. They will focus their efforts on continuing to patrol fire lines, completing mop-up and aiding in resource restoration activities.
 
The closure for Lower Bridge Campground, the river trails and the Road 14 bridge at the Metolius River will be lifted today. However, the 1490 road and all roads above the Green Ridge Fire will remain closed. The Incident Management Team thanks the public for cooperating with these road closures.
 
This will be the last press release issued by the Incident Command Team for the Summit Springs Complex. In coordination with the Type 3 Team, future information updates will be provided by the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center at 541-416-6800.

For More Information:
For More Information: The Fire Information Office phone number will change today at 1 p.m. from 541-549-1362 to 541-416-6800.
 
Additional information is available on-line at the following sites:
 
Summit Springs Complex Fire Information Website: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/1478/ or http://www.oregon.gov/odf/summitspringscomplex.shtml
 
Pacific NorthwestRegional Fire Information is available at http://www.nwccweb.us/index.asp
 
National Fire Information is available at http://www.nifc.gov/fire_info/nfn.htm

Fire-At-A-Glance:
Size: 1,973 acres
Location: 10 miles north of Sisters, OR
Containment: 85 percent
Cause: Lightning
Personnel: 250
Estimated Cost: $4,100,000
Ownership: 41 percent Federal; 59 percent ODF-protected
Closures/Restrictions: The Lower Bridge Campground, river trails, and Metolius River bridge crossing closures have been lifted. Road 1490 and all roads above the Green Ridge Fire remain under a closure order from the Deschutes National Forest. Details are at: http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/centraloregon/
Participating Agencies: Oregon Department of Forestry, Deschutes National Forest, Ochoco National Forest - Crooked River National Grassland, Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District, and the Deschutes and Jefferson County Sheriffs' Departments.