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McLean Creek Conflagration Situation Report #2
OREGON STATE FIRE MARSHAL (OSFM) INCIDENT SITUATION REPORT
1100 hours 26 July 2006
Prepared by Donna Disch
 
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: 24 July 2006 at 2010 hours Requested by Baker County Commission Chair Fred Warner Jr., County Emergency Manager Mark Bennett and Fire Defense Board Chief Buzz Harper.
 
LOCATION: Eastern Baker County
 
SIZE: On 25 July 2006 size was estimated to be 5000 acres.  
 
CAUSE: Lightning
 
STATUS: Fire originated on US Forest Service land.
Extreme: East of Halfway and west of Oxbow, Oregon. Close to midnight 25 July 2006 fire behavior became aggressive jumping Highway 86.  Active burning at night is highly unusual fire behavior.  The fire has spread toward Homestead.
 
Oregon State Fire Marshal structural overhead teams protected homes against 20-foot flames through the night.   No structures were lost.  Structural firefighters are currently going door-to-door assisting residents.
 
RESIDENCES THREATENED: 90 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 COMMANDER:--WILDLAND OR OTHER (STATE WHICH TYPE): Type 1 Federal National Team: Bob Anderson
 
STRUCTURAL INCIDENT COMMANDER:  Scott Magers
 
OSFM Resources –
Task Force/Strike Team
# of Personnel
# of Equipment
Fire Departments
Umatilla/Morrow Co. Task Force #1
2
Command
Pendleton
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
 
18
 
 
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
 
15
 
 
Hood River Task Force #1
4
Type I Engine
Hood River
Hood River Task Force #1
3
Type I Engine
Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue
Hood River Task Force #1
2
Type II Tender
Pine Grove Fire Department
Hood River Task Force #1
4
Type I Engine
Westside Fire
Hood River Task Force #1
2
Command
Hood River
Hood River Task Force #1
1
Support
Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue
Hood River Task Force #1
3
Type I Engine
Parkdale Fire
 
19
 
 
Washington Co. Task Force #1
4
Type I Engine
Hillsboro Fire
Washington Co. Task Force #1
4
Type I Engine
TVF&R
Washington Co. Task Force #1
4
Type I Engine
Cornelius
Washington Co. Task Force #1
3
Type III Engine
Banks Fire
Washington Co. Task Force #1
2
Type II Tender
Forest Grove
Washington Co. Task Force #1
2
Command
Cornelius/Banks
Washington Co. Task Force #1
1
Support
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
 
20
 
 
Union Co. Task Force #1
1
Command
La Grande RFPD
Union Co. Task Force #1
2
Type II Tender
Imbler RFPD
Union Co. Task Force #1
3
Type I Engine
La Grande RFPD
Union Co. Task Force #1
2
Type II Engine
Imbler RFPD
Union Co. Task Force #1
2
Type III Engine
Cove RFPD
Union Co. Task Force #1
4
Type I Engine
La Grande RFPD
 
14
 
 
Central Oregon Task Force #1
2
Command
Bend Fire
Central Oregon Task Force #1
2
Type I Tender
Bend Fire
Central Oregon Task Force #1
2
Type II Engine
La Pine
Central Oregon Task Force #1
3
Type II Engine
Crook County Fire & Rescue
Central Oregon Task Force #1
3
Type I Engine
Jefferson County
Central Oregon Task Force #1
4
Type I Engine
Redmond
 
16
 
 
Total task force participants for McLean Creek Conflagration
 
101
 
 
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
Bill Anderson
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
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/Dewaine Holster
 
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