FIRE RESTRICTIONS: - Fire Season terminated as of September 26, 2019
FIRE RESTRICTIONS: - Regulated Closure terminated as of September 16, 2019
MH1 and MH4 IFPL: - IFPL no longer in effect as of September 26, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

1620 Road Fire Update


[Parkdale, Ore.]  Firefighters on the 1620 Road Fire made significant progress constructing fireline Wednesday and continued to hold the fire within the existing footprint.  Mop-up work adjacent to the fireline continues on portions of the fire where firelines are established and secure.  Firefighters were able to take advantage of increased humidity and wetting rain Wednesday which moderated fire behavior allowing them to focus on line construction.  With the moderated fire behavior firefighters were able to get around the fire perimeter with GPS receivers and have been able to improve the mapping of the fire perimeters.  The combined fire acreage is 80 acres with 75% containment and 50% control.
Today firefighters will continue to construct and secure fireline around the perimeter of the spotfire and mop-up where possible.  Direct fireline is being used to minimize acres burned and loss of resources.  Firefighters will be using a grid pattern to work through both fires as they mop-up to ensure there is no heat or flame within the unburned fuels inside and outside the fire perimeters.
The fire was first reported Monday morning burning on private lands approximately 4 miles west of Parkdale, Oregon.  Late Monday afternoon the fire spotted to the east and became established in a steep draw with difficult access.  Terrain, fuels and weather have challenged firefighters working to construct hand fireline on the spotfire.  The original fire has dozer line and roads securing the perimeter. The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time.
A Type 3 organization from Central Oregon Fire Management Service is managing the fire.  Resources on the fire include hand crews, fire engines, dozers, and excavators.  A Type 2 helicopter is available as needed. Specific resources assigned to the fire have been pre-identified to support initial attack within the area if there are any new fire starts.
For additional information on ODF’s Central Oregon District, including contact information and unit offices, please visit www.ODFcentraloregon.com.

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