Stubblefield Fires and Jennie’s Peak Fire Update, August 25, 2018

Stubblefield Fires and Jennie’s Peak Fire

 Update-August 25, 2018

9:00 a.m.

For Immediate Release

Incident Commander:  Eric Knerr, Northwest Team 7

Contact: Fire Information, 541-239-3619


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[Condon, Oregon] Minimal fire behavior was observed yesterday as firefighters continued to mop up remaining hot spots within control lines.  As a result of the successful suppression efforts, the Gilliam County Sheriff has dropped all remaining evacuation levels related to the Stubblefield and Lonerock Fires.  Today firefighters will continue to mop up and patrol the perimeter of each of the fires and begin to repair the firelines used to stop the advance of the fires. Interior smoke may be visible as large fuels continue to burn out.

Stubblefield Fire– The fire is currently 95% contained and is 51,729 acres.

Lonerock Fire – This fire is now 95% contained and 5,056 acres.

Jennie’s Peak – This fire is 80% contained and 45,956 acres. Today’s operations will focus on searching for any remaining hot spots around the perimeter of the fire.  The fire continues to hold along the John Day River, staying north and east of the river.

Fire danger remains at extreme levels throughout the region.  Burning bans are in place for all local, state and federal lands.  If you are planning to recreate anywhere in the state of Oregon be responsible for informing yourself on the local fire restrictions.  Know before you go.  One less spark.  One less fire.

Inciweb:           Stubblefield Fires:   https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6162/

Jennie’s Peak Fire:  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6163/

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