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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

8/31/2016 High Pass 12.5 Fire Final Update

Contact:                                                                                      
Ashley Lertora
503-338-8442,  Ashley.M.Lertora@oregon.gov

As hand crews and fire engine crews work hard to extinguish the few remaining smokes and hot spots in the outer 400-foot ring around the High Pass 12.5 Fire, other resources are being released. Night shift crews are no longer needed and only day shift is planned for today. Resources on the fire today include: 13 (20-person) hand crews, 14 fire engines and 11 water tenders. There are a total of 417 personnel assigned to the incident today. 

These numbers will be diminishing throughout the day as personnel leave the fire and return to their home bases.

Final mapped fire size is 191 acres. The High Pass 12.5 Fire is 80 percent contained. Estimated costs to date total $2.54 million.

The ODF incident management team will spend today working with local district staff on a transition plan. A few resources - one hand crew, two fire engines, one water tender and one excavator - will be under the supervision of district personnel to keep working and patrolling this fire. This allows for local district personnel to be available for initial attack on any new starts.

The team will transfer command of the suppression operation to the local district Wednesday. This is the final update for this incident.  Further questions can be directed to ODF's West Oregon District office, 541-935-2283. 

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