Date: August 1, 2021
Contact: Central Oregon Fire Information Desk, 541-316-7711, [email protected]
Central Ore. – As expected, containment increased on both the Deep Creek and Johnson Ridge Fires today.
Currently, the Johnson Ridge Fire, located 9 miles northwest of Shaniko, Ore. that started early Friday morning remains at 789 acres and is 95% contained. The fire will continue to be monitored with crews and a water tender mopping up any hot spots found near the perimeter of the fire
The Deep Creek fire started on Thursday afternoon and is located 21 miles north of Madras, Ore. It is approximately 1,246 acres in size with 85% containment. Priority for firefighters on the fire is on the thickets of trees and brush closest to the fire’s edge. The only threat to the fire is anticipated thunderstorms and winds.
Water tenders, engines, hand crews, dozers and a helicopter are all still assigned to the fires to ensure the fires stay within their footprints. Tomorrow, the Type 3 Incident Management Team will transition back to a Type 4 Team under the management of the BLM Prineville District in the late afternoon.
The BLM Prineville District and Bakeoven/Shaniko Rural Fire Protection Association will continue to work in unified command on the fires.
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