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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

7/12/2017 Hart Fire and McCarty Fire Update

The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) responded to a fast-moving wildfire near Plush, Ore. The Hart Fire is reported at 466 acres and is located one mile south of Hart Mountain Headquarters near Hart Mountain Hot Springs Campground on the Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge.

Due to the rapid growth of the fire, the Hart Mountain Hot Springs Campground was evacuated Tuesday evening. Multiple agencies deployed fire resources to the incident and suppressed the blaze with air tankers, helicopters, engines, and dozers. Firefighters remained overnight to protect structures and resources in the area. Containment of the fire has been achieved and crews will continue mop-up operations today.

Firefighters also responded to the McCarty Fire located 7 miles east of Alkali Lake on the Lakeview District BLM, Lakeview Resource Area. The 980 acre fire was burning in dry grass and sagebrush. Engines, air support and hand crews responded to reduce fire growth. Efforts today will continue for full containment.

The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership is an interagency fire management program that provides comprehensive wildland fire service to south central Oregon and northwest Nevada. The partnership strives to achieve a more efficient, effective and integrated interagency fire management program for all participating agencies on the lands administered and protected by each agency.

Participating agencies include: Fremont-Winema National Forest, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview District, Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Crater Lake National Park and state lands protected by the Klamath-Lake District of the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF).

For more information, contact Fire Information Officer Sarah Saarloos with the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership at 541-219-0515 or ssaarloos@fs.fed.us . Daily wildfire information, maps and social media links can be found at SCOFMP Blog:

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