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OSFM Incident Report GW Fire Conflagration-1
OREGON STATEFIRE MARSHAL (OSFM) INCIDENT SITUATION REPORT
1100 hours 04 September 2007
Prepared by Colleen Olson
 
OSFM REPORT
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Conflagration
 
INCIDENT NAME: GW Fire
 
DATE AND TIME FIRE STARTED: 31 August 2007
 
For Conflagration: DATE AND TIME CONFLAGRATION DECLARED:.2030 hours, 03 September 2007
 
LOCATION: Near Black Butte, Oregon
 
SIZE:.Estimated 7,300 acres
 
CAUSE: Lightning
 
STATUS: 5% contained.  The fire is ½ mile from the Community of Black Butte.  All perimeters of the fire were active yesterday.  Gusty, 30 mph winds moved the fire in a northeasterly direction which prompted the decision to evacuate Black Butte Ranch.   Once the winds subsided for the evening, night operations with eight dozers, five hand crews, and five engines began direct attack on the fire.  Approximately seven miles of dozer line was successfully constructed and burned out by hand crews securing the constructed line on the northeast, east, and southeast flanks. 
 
Today, firefighters will continue to secure the line constructed last night and mop-up and hold the line on the north flank.   Two hotshot crews will begin working from the Washington Wilderness Area boundary constructing line on the fires edge headed west.
 
RESIDENCES THREATENED:  The Community of Black Butte Ranch (1210 homes)  There is a 1 p.m. community meeting scheduled.
 
 
STRUCTURES THREATENED: Unknown
 
RESIDENCES EVACUATED: The Community of Black Butte Ranch (1210 homes)
 
RESIDENCES LOST:  0
 
OTHER STRUCTURES LOST: 0
 
INJURIES/FATALITIES: Unknown
 
SPECIAL CONDITIONS: 0
 
CLOSURES:
Forest Road 2060 is closed from Hwy 20 to Hwy 242, and all lands west to the Pacific Crest Trail and north of Hwy 242 are also closed.   The Pacific Crest Trail, however, is open.  The north boundary of the closure is the 2067 and 500 roads.  A temporary flight restriction (TFR) is in place over the fire area.
 
 
INCIDENT MANAGEMENT AGENCY (S): Central Oregon Management Team
 
STRUCTURAL INCIDENT COMMANDER: Jim Stearns (Red IMT Team)
 
INCIDENT COMMANDER:--WILDLAND: Mark Rapp
 
AGENCIES INVOLVED IN SUPPRESSION:
 
Federal Agencies – USFS
 
Other state – ODF
 
Other – American Red Cross
                                                                                                     
OSFM Resources –  

Task Force/Strike Team
#of Personnel
# of Equipment
Fire Departments
Yamhill
2
1
Carlton
 
3
1
Dundee
 
4
1
McMinnville
 
4
1
Newburg
 
4
1
Dayton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Linn County Task Force
6
2
Albany
 
2
1
Tangent
 
3
 
Lebanon
 
4
1
Harrisburg
 
4
1
Sweet Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Benton County Task Force
17
4
Corvallis
 
4
1
Alsea
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clackamas County Task Force
2
1
Boring
 
3
1
Clackamas #1
 
4
1
Canby
 
4
1
TV F & R
 
4
1
Gladstone
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total task force participants for GW Fire Conflagration
74
21
 
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: Red Team

Position
Name
Fire Service
Administrator
Chief Deputy Randy Simpson
OSFM
Agency Representative
Chief Deputy Randy Simpson
OSFM
IC
Jim Stearns
Hermiston F & E
Deputy IC
John Ingrao
Clackamas #1
IIO
Elaine Parrott
Jefferson Rural
Safety Officer
Sam Phillips
Hillsboro F & R
Planning
Dennis Ross
Hillsboro FD
Deputy Planning
Alan McMahen
OSFM
Resource Unit Leader
Tad Pedersen
OSFM
Logistics
Scott Goff
OSFM
Finance
Richard Smith
OSFM
Ops Chief
Dana Burwell
Springfield F & LS
Deputy Ops
Doug Koellermeier
Bend F & R
Div/Grp Supervisors
Ray Brunton
Springfield Fire
Communications Unit
Bruce Bjerke, Kevin Hedgepeth, Bud Smith
Siuslaw Valley F & R, Coos Bay,
Polk County #1
Training
John West
DPSST-Coos Bay
** 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:
04 September 2007 GW Fire in Central Oregon declared a Conflagration
 
 
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