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McLean Creek Conflagration Situation Report
OREGON STATE FIRE MARSHAL (OSFM) INCIDENT SITUATION REPORT
1130 hours 25 July 2006
Prepared by Rich Hoover
 
OSFM REPORT
TYPE OF INCIDENT: (Conflagration, flood, structural collapse)
Conflagration
 
INCIDENT NAME: McLean Creek Fire
 
DATE AND TIME FIRE STARTED: 23 July 2006, time unknown
 
For Conflagration: DATE AND TIME CONFLAGRATION DECLARED: 2010 hours 24 July 2006 requested by Baker County Commission Chair Fred Warner Jr.
 
LOCATION: Eastern Baker County
 
SIZE: On 24 July 2006 size was estimated to be 1,500 + acres.
 
CAUSE: Lightning
 
STATUS: Active: The fire is burning in grass and timber east of Halfway and one mile west of Oxbow, Oregon. The fire is burning along a three mile area along Hwy. 86 east of Halfway.
 
RESIDENCES THREATENED: 60 homes in the community of Pine Creek
 
STRUCTURES THREATENED: No other structures threatened
 
RESIDENCES EVACUATED: Evacuation has not yet been called for however, the Baker County Sheriff’s office is available to assist evacuation efforts if necessary.
 
RESIDENCES LOST:  
 
OTHER STRUCTURES LOST:
 
INJURIES/FATALITIES: None known
 
SPECIAL CONDITIONS
 
AGENCIES INVOLVED IN SUPPRESSION:
 
INCIDENT MANAGEMENT AGENCY (S): Oregon Department of Forestry Lead; OSFM structural lead
 
STRUCTURAL INCIDENT COMMANDER:  Scott Magers
 
INCIDENT COMMANDER:--WILDLAND OR OTHER (STATE WHICH TYPE)
 
Federal Agencies –
 
Other state
 
Other – The incident command post is located at the Baker County Fairgrounds in Halfway, Oregon
                                                                                                     
 
OSFM Resources –
Task Force/Strike Team
#of Personnel
# of Equipment
Fire Departments
Umatilla/Morrow Co. Task Force #1
2
Command
 
Umatilla/Morrow Co. Task Force #1
4
Type I Engine
Pendleton
Umatilla/Morrow Co. Task Force #1
3
Type I Engine
East Umatilla County
Umatilla/Morrow Co. Task Force #1
3
Type III Engine
Hepner
Umatilla/Morrow Co. Task Force #1
2
Tender
Umatilla
Umatilla/Morrow Co. Task Force #1
4
Type I Engine
Hermiston
Malheur Co. Task Force #1
1
Command
Ontario FD
Malheur Co. Task Force #1
3
Type I Engine
Ontario FD
Malheur Co. Task Force #1
3
Type II Engine
Payette FD
Malheur Co. Task Force #1
3
Type II Engine
FDD
Malheur Co. Task Force #1
2
Type I Tender
Weiser Rural FD
Malheur Co. Task Force #1
3
Type II Engine
Weiser Rural FD
Hood River Co. Task Force #1 -activated
 
 
 
Washington Co. Task Force #1 -activated
 
 
 
Total task force participants for McLean Creek Conflagration
 
33
 
 
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: NAME Team

Position
Name
Fire Service
Administrator
State Fire Marshal Nancy Orr
OSFM
Agency Representative
Chief Deputy Randy Simpson
OSFM
IC
Scott Magers
McMinnville Fire Department
Deputy IC
Mike Burnett
Hillsboro Fire Department
IIO
Lou Gugliotta
Jackson County FD #3
Safety Officer
Ron Youngberg
Columbia River Fire & Rescue
Planning
John Fowler
Pendleton Fire & Ambulance
Deputy Planning
Eric Schult
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Resource Unit Leader
Richard Smith
OSFM
Logistics
Kristina Deschaine/Sarah Colvin
OSFM
Finance
Dave Jones
OSFM
Ops Chief
Andy Louden
Corvallis Fire Department
Deputy Ops
Bob Madden
Bend Fire & Rescue
Div/Grp Supervisors
Doug Cox/Richard LaBelle
 
Communications Unit
David Neys**
ODOT Bend – Bend Fire Dept.
** Communications Unit is made up of representatives from ARESMAT: Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) Mutual Assistance Teams (MAT)
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
 
PRESS RELEASES:
25 July 2006: McLean Creek fire in eastern 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