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OSFM Incident Report Egley Complex Conflagration - 3
OREGON STATEFIRE MARSHAL (OSFM) INCIDENT SITUATION REPORT
1000 hours 12 July 2007
Prepared by Richard Hoover
 
OSFM REPORT
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Conflagration
 
INCIDENT NAME: Egley Complex
 
DATE AND TIME FIRE STARTED: 1730 hours 06 July 2007
 
For Conflagration: DATE AND TIME CONFLAGRATION DECLARED: 2312 hours 09 July 07. Requested by Harney County Fire Defense Board Chief Chris Briels.
 
LOCATION: 10 miles N of Riley, Oregon
 
SIZE: 55,000 acres estimated at 1800 hours 11 July 07
 
CAUSE: Lightning
 
STATUS: Threatened buildings and infrastructure: private residences, vacation cabins, campgrounds, communications sites: cell phone tower, local government radio communication, educational satellite site, Hwy. 20, BPA 500 kv power lines. Fire within close proximity to structures: those along Hwy 20 < 1/2 mile, those within city limits 6 miles. Power substation threatened.
 
Extremely dry conditions and wind. Fires are located in the old Pine Springs Basin Burn, continuing to burn south and west towards Riley, heavy ground fuels, continuous grass and brush vegetation. Two large fires in Egley West zone totaling 15,000 suppression action has been taken with steady progress. Grazing allotments, high recreation, and private lands.
 
Pacific Northwest Type I team assumed command of Egley East at 2000 hrs 10 July 07. ORCA retains command of Egley West.
 
RESIDENCES THREATENED: 200
 
STRUCTURES THREATENED: 400
 
RESIDENCES EVACUATED: 0
 
RESIDENCES LOST:  0
 
OTHER STRUCTURES LOST: 0
 
INJURIES/FATALITIES:
 
SPECIAL CONDITIONS: OSFM IMT Blue Team and structural protection task forces have been demobilized.  Highway 20 has been periodically closed due to smoke and poor visibility. Rest area near Riley remains closed. A large portion of Malheur National Forest has been closed to the public. Call for detailed information 541-573-4519. Other resources to be protected include archaeological and historic sites, old growth timber, tree plantations, and red band trout habitat.
 
INCIDENT MANAGEMENT AGENCY (S):
 
STRUCTURAL INCIDENT COMMANDER:
 
INCIDENT COMMANDER:--WILDLAND :
Jeff Pendelton- Type 1 Egley East, Ken Paul- Egley West
 
AGENCIES INVOLVED IN SUPPRESSION:
 
Federal Agencies – USFS, BLM
 
Other stateState police
 
Other – Local Police
                                                                                                     
OSFM Resources –  

Task Force/Strike Team
#of Personnel
# of Equipment
Fire Departments
(Demobilized 11 July 07 @ 1530)
 
 
 
Deschutes County Task Force
1
Command Veh
Bend FD
 
1
Water Tender
Sisters-Camp Sherman FD
 
3
Type II Engine
Bend FD
 
4
Type II Engine
Redmond FD
 
3
Type II Engine
Sunriver FD
 
4
Type II Engine
Black Butte Ranch FD
Total
16
 
 
(Demobilized 11 July 07 @ 1400)
 
 
 
Linn County Task Force
2
Command Veh
Sweet Home
 
3
Type III Engine
Sweet Home
 
4
Type I Engine
Albany
 
4
Type I Engine
Lebanon
 
4
Type I Engine
Harrisburg
 
2
Type II Tender
Brownsville
Total
19
 
 
(Demobilized 11 July 07 @ 1300)
 
 
 
Marion County Task Force
1
Command Veh
Salem FD
 
3
Type III Engine
Lyons FD
 
4
Type I Engine
Stayton FD
 
5
Type I Engine
Mt. Angel FD
 
2
Type V Engine
Salem FD
 
2
Type II Tender
Aurora FD
Total
17
 
 
(Demobilized 11 July 07 @ 1100)
 
 
 
Polk County Task Force
1
Command Veh
Polk County FD
 
4
Type I Engine
Polk County FD
 
4
Type I Engine
Southwest Polk FD
 
1
Type I Tender
Polk County FD
 
3
Type III Brush
West Valley FD
 
4
Type I Engine
Dallas FD
Total
17
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total task force participants for Egley Complex Conflagration
69
 
 
Task force: one task force leader with command vehicle, capability to refill own water tanks, three type I or II engines with off-pavement capability, one type III engine and one tender.
 
OSFM INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM:  Blue Team

Position
Name
Fire Service
Administrator
State Fire Marshal Nancy Orr
OSFM
Agency Representative
Chief Deputy Randy Simpson
OSFM
IC
Scott Magers
McMinnville FD
Deputy IC
John Ingrao
Clackamas Cty FD #1
IIO
Lou Gugliotta
Jackson County FD #3
Safety Officer
Ron Youngberg
Columbia River F & R
Planning
John Fowler
Pendleton Fire and Amb
Deputy Planning
Eric Schult
TVF&R
Resource Unit Leader
Sarah Colvin
OSFM
Logistics
Kristina Deschaine
OSFM
Finance
Dave Jones
OSFM
Ops Chief
Andy Louden
Corvallis FD
Deputy Ops
Doug Koellermeier
Bend F & R
Div/Grp Supervisors
Doug Cox, Richard LaBelle
Springfiled FD, Albany FD
Communications Unit
David Neys
Sisters-Camp Sherman
** Communications Unit members are not OSFM employees.  They are representatives from Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) Mutual Assistance Teams (MAT): ARESMAT:
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
 
 
PRESS RELEASES:
July 10, 2007
http://governor.oregon.gov/Gov/P2007/press_071007.shtml
http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/news/Egley_Complex_fire_release_1.doc
 
July 11, 2007
http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/news/Egley_Complex_press_release_2.doc
 
 
OTHER RESOURCES:
 
Oregon Department of Forestry
 http://egov.oregon.gov/ODF/FIRE/OPS/daily.shtml

Pacific Northwest Fire Situation Report (NW Interagency Coordination Center):
http://www.nwccweb.us/information/fire_info.asp