Cemetery Fire

This will be the last update from the Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 8 (NWIIMT8). NWIIMT8 would like to take this opportunity to say “thank you” to the community, cooperators, agency staff, and firefighters for the unwavering support during our management of the Cemetery Fire.

 General Updates:  Firefighters are working to fully suppress the Cemetery Fire.  All heat sources within 150 ft. to 200 ft. of the containment lines are being mopped-up to secure the fire’s edge. Smoldering may be visible in the fire area but these smokes are well inside the containment lines and pose no threat of escape.  Repair work from suppression actions consisting of fence mending and water barring contingency dozer line have been completed.

Two engines were dispatched to search for a new smoke report near Newsome Creek yesterday.  No smoke was located.

Transition of management of the Cemetery Fire is in progress. Type 4 incident commander (IC), Taylor Gatliff, will arrive today to shadow the existing operations.  The proposed schedule is to turn over management of the Cemetery Fire to IC Gatliff and her organization on Sunday at 6:00 am.

Acres: 1,414

Containment: 85%

Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Information Center: (541) 316-7711.

E-mail: [email protected]

Information Websites:

              Twitter: @CentralORFire

              Blog Site: https://centraloregonfire.org

Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5942/

Weather:   Temperatures are forecasted for 84-89 degrees with humidity of 4-9%.  Afternoon winds will be from the northwest 4 – 9 mph.

Air Operations: A temporary flight restriction is in place over the fire area.  It will be removed tonight at approximately 8:00 pm.

Resources:  236 total personnel consisting of 2-type 2 initial attack crews, 2-type 2 crews, 2- camp crews, 1- light helicopter, 9-engines, 2-ambulances, 4-water tenders, 2 skidgens and 78 overhead.

Resources in excess to operational needs are being demobilized and assigned to other incidents.

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