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Frog Fire Update, August 27

Northwest Incident Management Team 8, Incident Commander, Doug Johnson

The safety of the public and all wildland fire responders is always the number one priority for all wildland fire agencies.  To keep firefighters and communities healthy and safe, all firefighters are asked to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce the spread of illness.  This also includes limited entry into the incident command post and spike camp.  Please see the websites below or contact the Frog Fire information center at 541-670-0812 for further fire information.

General Updates: Minimal fire behavior is expected with creeping and smoldering. Today firefighters will continue mopping up across the fire and work on repairing areas impacted by fire suppression including dozer lines.  Part of the repair work will be continuing cold trailing, which is where crews walk a grid pattern over an area looking for hot spots.

Favorable weather conditions continued yesterday allowing firefighters achieve 50 to 200 feet of cold ground inwards from the perimeter in many areas. An extended network of hose lays on the northwest side of the fire is assisting their mop up progress.

Thunderstorms moved through the region south and east of the fire.

Acreage: 4,020

Containment: 65%

Fire Information: 541-670-0812 (8:00 am to 9:00 PM)

E-mail:  [email protected]

Information Websites:

Twitter:@CentralORFire

Blog Site: https://centraloregonfire.org

Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7036/

Smoke: oregonsmoke.blogspot.com

Weather: Today’s weather will be sunny and drier.  Temperatures will reach a high of 80 degrees, minimum Rh 14-18%, and winds 3-5mph from the south/southwest.

Air Quality: The air quality can change daily; up-to-date information for Oregon is available at oregonsmoke.blogspot.com.

Resources-480:  3-type 2 initial attack crews, 10-type 2 crews, 1-light helicopter, 16-engines, 3-skidgines, 2-dozers, 14-water tenders, and miscellaneous overhead

Evacuations: None 

Closures: Several road closures and an area closure have been implemented near the Frog Fire.

The Crook County Sheriff’s Office has closed the following roads:

On the south end:

· Roberts Road at Bear Creek
· Klootchman Creek Road at Bear Creek
· Salt Creek at Roberts Road

On the north end:

· Forest Service Road 16 at the junction of Forest Service Road 1610

A temporary area closure has been implemented by the Ochoco National Forest. For a full description and map of the area closure, please see the above Inciweb link.

Temporary Flight Restrictions: For the safety of firefighters and aircraft fighting the Frog Fire, a temporary flight restriction has been placed over the fire area.  Please consult the Notice to Airman for specifics.

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