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OSFM Incident Report GW Fire Conflagration - 2
OREGON STATEFIRE MARSHAL (OSFM) INCIDENT SITUATION REPORT
1100 hours 05 September 2007
Prepared by Judy Okulitch
 
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: 40% contained.  The fire is 2 miles northwest of the community of Black Butte.  Officials have reduced the evacuation back to Level 2 which allowed Black Butte residents to return to their homes at 1800 hours on September 4.  Measurable rain fell over the fire area.  
 
OSFM IMT Red Team and structural protection task forces were demobilized at 1800 hours on September 4.
 
Today, firefighters will continue to secure the fire line and mop-up will continue with all smokes extinguished within 300 feet of control lines outside the wilderness and within 500 feet on control lines in the vicinity of Black Butte Ranch.
 
RESIDENCES THREATENED: The community of Black Butte Ranch (1210 homes) 
 
STRUCTURES THREATENED: Unknown
 
RESIDENCES EVACUATED: Residents were allowed to return home at 1800 hours on September 4
 
RESIDENCES LOST: 0
 
OTHER STRUCTURES LOST: 0
 
INJURIES/FATALITIES: 1 injury
 
SPECIAL CONDITIONS:  
CLOSURES:
The Deschutes National Forest Special Area Closure has been revised.  The new closure includes:
  • Beginning at Forest Rd 1012 at its junction with State Route 20, south along Forest Road 1012 to its intersection with State Route 242 
  • West along 242, excluding the Cold Springs Campground, to its intersection with the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
  • North along the PCT to its intersection with Forest Road 500
  • East along and including Forest Road 500 to its intersection with State Route 20, and
  • North along and including Forest Road 2067 to its intersection with State Route 20,
  • East along State Route 20 to the beginning.
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
(Demobilized 4 Sept 07 @ 18:00)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Linn County Task Force
6
2
Albany
 
2
1
Tangent
 
3
 
Lebanon
 
4
1
Harrisburg
 
4
1
Sweet Home
(Demobilized 4 Sept 07 @ 18:00)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Benton County Task Force
17
4
Corvallis
 
4
1
Alsea
(Demobilized 4 Sept 07 @ 18:00)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clackamas County Task Force
2
1
Boring
 
3
1
Clackamas #1
 
4
1
Canby
 
4
1
TV F & R
 
4
1
Gladstone
(Demobilized 4 Sept 07 @ 18:00)
 
 
 
Total task force participants for GW Fire Conflagration
74
20
 
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:
          05 September 2007 GW Fire Structural Threat Lessens
          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