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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

6/7/2016 Draw Fire Update

Draw Fire Update
South Central Oregon Incident Management Team, Leland Hunter
For Immediate Release: June 7, 2016 0900
Fire Information
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Draw Fire: Chiloquin, OR_ June 7, 2016
  • The Draw fire is a lightning caused fire, twenty miles northeast of Chiloquin and is currently 495 acres.
  • Significant wind yesterday contributed to the rapid growth of the fire. The winds pushed the Draw Fire to the southwest and in the evening hours made a 90 degree shift driving the fire to the south. At times winds reached 55 miles per hour causing fire to spot out to 200-300 yards.
  • Crews worked all day and through the night to create a fuel break around the fire.
  • There is currently a dozer line around the fire, however, it is continuing to spot outside of these lines.
  • Firefighters will work today in hot, dry conditions, with more unstable winds predicted between 11 AM and 1 PM.
  • The fire is in the Telephone Draw area. It is six and a half miles SW of Rocky Ford Campground and six miles NW from the Head of the River Campground. The area consists of large ponderosa pine, lodge pole pine and ceanothus.
  • We urge the public to drive cautiously as there may be dust and smoke along Hwy 97 and within the FS Road 48 area.
Location: Chiloquin, Oregon (20 miles northeast)
Date Started: June 5, 2016
Cause: Lightning
Size: 495 Acres
Containment:20%
Dozer line around fire, with spot fires outside the line
Injuries: 0

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