#BarryPoint #ORFire #CAFire 8/21 Morning Update ^MRH

(This information also available at http://inciweb.org/incident/article/3105/16200/)

News & Events for the Barry Point Fire:

  • Today firefighters will continue to secure all lines further into the interior of the fire in preparation for strong gusty southwesterly winds to 30 mph which are expected this afternoon.
  • The Oregon National Guard is working on the Barry Point Fire with three helicopters capable of dropping water to assist the firefighting effort.
  • Demobilization of excess resources is continuing.
  • Residents will continue to see smoke from islands of unburned fuel within the Barry Point Fire for the foreseeable future. Today, south-southwest winds will push additional smoke from several large fires in California including the Chips, Reading, Rush and Ponderosa fires.

Barry Point Fire:

Fire line has been constructed around the entire perimeter of the fire. There are still unburned areas of fuel between the black and the fire line. Crews will be paying particular attention to mop up in these areas. They are also using handheld infrared (IR) devices to locate pockets of heat that aren’t apparent from visual inspection.

Fire personnel have designated initial attack resources to respond to any new starts near the fire and assist local units if needed.  Yesterday, engines and crews helped the Fremont-Winema National Forest on a new start that is now contained.

The Level 3 evacuations at Drew’s Lake and the Level 1 on the south side of Highway 140 from Drews Gap to Andy Hill Road and down the west side of the Westside Road are lifted.

Evacuations: A Level 3 evacuation remains in place for three residences on the west shore of Goose Lake in California.

Closures: Onthe Fremont-Winema National Forest all National Forest lands, recreation sites, roads and trails in Yokum Valley, the Fitzwater/Point Ranch area, Dog Mountain, Long Valley, Drews Valley (south of Highway 140), Dent Creek and Barry Point.

On the Modoc National Forest the entire area, including all roads, from the Oregon/California border south to the Big Sage Management Area then west to the 73 Road and east to Goose Lake.                                                                                                            

 

FIRE FACTS:

Barry Point Fire: Started:  August 6, 2012 Cause: lightning Location: Began 22 miles west of Lakeview, OR. Acres: 93,689 (Reduction in acreage is due to more accurate mapping) Percentage Contained: 51% Resources:   A total of 1,256 personnel assigned to the fire, including 4 hotshot crews, 24 hand crews, 7 helicopters, 90 engines, 15 dozers and 34 water tenders.

SAFETY CONCERNS:  Smoke and poor visibility, narrow dusty roads, firefighter fatigue, snags and ash pits.

RESOURCE CONCERNS: Cultural resources and impacts to livestock grazing and commercial, federal, and private timber land.

WEATHER: It will be sunny today with cumulus buildups in the afternoon. Temperatures will be cooler with highs from 77 to 82 and minimum relative humidity will be from 13-18%. Winds will be light from the southwest in the morning becoming 5 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph by afternoon.

WEATHER OUTLOOK:

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows will be from 45 to 50 on the ridges and 39 to 44 in the valleys. Winds will be west to northwest from 4 to 10 mph with gusts to 30 easing off after 9 pm and becoming light by morning.

Wednesday: Clear. Lows will be from 40 to 45 with highs from 76 to 82. Winds will be west to southwest from 4 to 9 mph.

Thursday: Mostly clear. Lows will be from 40 to 45 and highs from 77 to 83. Expect west to southwest winds from 5 to 15 mph with higher gusts.

TODAY’S EXPECTED FIRE BEHAVIOR:  Lower relative humidity, sunny skies and strong gusty southwesterly winds will test the fire line on the east side of the fire today. Firefighters will need to be vigilant in their search for spot fires, particularly where there is unburned vegetation between burned areas and the improved fire line.

COOPERATING AGENCIES & PARTNERS: Fremont-Winema and Modoc National Forests, Oregon Department of Forestry, CalFire, Lake County Sheriff, Modoc County Sheriff, Lakeview Police Department, American Red Cross, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Oregon National Guard.

For further Barry Point Fire Information see:

www.pnw2.com

www.inciweb.org/incident/3105/#

Flickr: www.flickr.com/fremontwinemamanf

fs.usda.gov/fremont-winema

e-mail: barrypointorfire@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BarryPointOrFire

Twitter: www.twitter.com/barrypointfire

Word Press: www.barrypointorfire.wordpress.com

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#BarryPoint #ORFire #CAFire 8/19 Progression Map ^CM

The Progression map shows the growth of the fire, each color representing a separate day. The colors do not indicate burn severity.
In fact, though the shading on the map indicates the overall shape of the fire, this does not mean the entire area has been blackened. All fires burn in a natural mosaic pattern and in varying levels of intensity – low, moderate, and high. Thus, within the fire perimeter some areas are still green, some have burned only in the understory, and in other places, entire stands of trees are blackened.

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#BarryPoint #ORFire #CAFire 8/20 Briefing Map ^CM

The red shading on the map indicates the overall shape of the fire; however, this does not mean the entire area has been blackened. All fires burn in a natural mosaic pattern and in varying levels of intensity – low, moderate, and high. Thus, within the fire perimeter some areas are still green, some have burned only in the understory, and in other places, entire stands of trees are blackened.

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#BarryPoint #ORFire #CAFire 8/20 Morning Update ^MRH

(This information also available at http://inciweb.org/incident/article/3105/16163/)

News & Events for the Barry Point Fire:

  • All Evacuation notices in Oregon have been lifted.
  • Today firefighters will work to secure all lines further into the interior of the fire in anticipation of stronger winds forecast for today and tomorrow.
  • The Oregon National Guard has arrived on the Barry Point Fire with three helicopters capable of dropping water to assist the firefighting effort.
  • Demobilization of excess resources has started.
  • Fire rehabilitation is beginning.
  • While residents will see smoke from islands of unburned fuel within the Barry Point Fire, anticipated southwest winds will push additional smoke from several large fires in California including the Chips, Reading, Rush and Ponderosa fires.

Barry Point Fire: The night shift experienced excellent humidity recovery last night as well as much cooler temperatures. Today’s crews will continue to mop-up, moving further into the interior.

Weather today is expected to be slightly warmer and drier than yesterday. Winds are forecasted to increase this afternoon, becoming southwesterly to near twenty mph. The possibility of spotting from interior flare-ups will increase as the fuels dry out through the afternoon, but will still be less than firefighters encountered on previous days.

Fire personnel have designated initial attack resources to respond to any new starts near the fire and assist local units if needed.  Yesterday, engines and crews helped the Fremont-Winema National Forest on a new start that is now contained.

The Level 3 evacuation at Drew’s Lake and the Level 1 on the south side of Highway 140 from Drews Gap to Andy Hill Road and down the west side of the Westside Road are lifted.

Evacuations: A Level 3 evacuation remains in place on the west shore of Goose Lake from the California-Oregon border south to Forest Road 73.

Closures: On the Fremont-Winema National Forest all National Forest lands, recreation sites, roads and trails in Yokum Valley, the Fitzwater/Point Ranch area, Dog Mountain, Long Valley, Drews Valley (south of Highway 140), Dent Creek and Barry Point.

On the Modoc National Forest the entire area, including all roads, from the Oregon/California border south to the Big Sage Management Area then west to the 73 Road and east to Goose Lake.                                                                                                                                    

 

FIRE FACTS:

Barry Point Fire: Started:  August 6, 2012 Cause: lightning Location: Began 22 miles west of Lakeview, OR. Acres: 93,941 Percent Contained: 48% Resources:   A total of 1,297 personnel assigned to the fire, including 4 hotshot crews, 25 hand crews, 8 helicopters, 91 engines, 16 dozers and 34 water tenders.

SAFETY CONCERNS:  Smoke and poor visibility, narrow dusty roads, firefighter fatigue, snags and ash pits.

RESOURCE CONCERNS: Cultural resources and impacts to livestock grazing and commercial, federal, and private timber land.

WEATHER:  Today expect sunny conditions with a chance of afternoon cumulus buildup in the afternoon. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper eighties with relative humidity into the lower teens. Light northeasterly winds this morning will shift to the southwest this afternoon, with gusts up to 20 mph.

WEATHER OUTLOOK:

Tonight: Clear and cooler. Lows 44-50.  West to southwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts of 15.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy becoming windy. Highs 78-83. Southwest winds 3 to 7 mph, increasing to 12 to 19 with gusts of 30 possible.

Wednesday: Mostly clear.  Lows 40-45. Highs 75-80. West to southwest winds 5 to 10 mph and gusty.

TODAY’S EXPECTED FIRE BEHAVIOR: Expect an increase in activity today as fuels continue to dry and internal islands burn out.  Be aware of spotting potential next to containment lines if flare-ups occur.

COOPERATING AGENCIES & PARTNERS: Fremont-Winema and Modoc National Forests, Oregon Department of Forestry, CalFire, Lake County Sheriff, Modoc County Sheriff, Lakeview Police Department, American Red Cross, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Oregon National Guard.

For further Barry Point Fire Information see:

www.pnw2.com

www.inciweb.org/incident/3105/#

fs.usda.gov/fremont-winema

e-mail: barrypointorfire@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BarryPointOrFire

Twitter: www.twitter.com/barrypointfire

Word Press: www.barrypointorfire.wordpress.com

For text message updates via Twitter (no Twitter account is necessary). Send a text message to 40404 and in the body of the message simply write “Follow BarryPointFire” (without the quotation marks). You;ll receive a reply from 40404 confirming your request and noting instructions to stop messages when you no longer need them. Standard message rates will apply.

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#BarryPoint #ORFire #CAFire Fire Photos ^MRH

Zig-Zag Hotshots shared some photos from the line… see them on our Flickr page.

Barry Point Fire pic by ZigZag Hotshots

 

Barry Fire Smoke Pic by Zig-Zag Hotshots

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#BarryPoint #ORFire #CAFire 8/19 Briefing Map ^MRH

20120819 Barry Point Fire Briefing Map

Aug 19 Briefing Map

The red shading on the map indicates the overall shape of the fire; however, this does not mean the entire area has been blackened.  All fires burn in a natural mosaic pattern and in varying levels of intensity – low, moderate, and high. Thus, within the fire perimeter some areas are still green, some have burned only in the understory, and in other places, entire stands of trees are blackened. Structures are indicated on the map for locational purposes for fire personnel. Crews are actively protecting structures and, to date, only one non-residential outbuilding has been lost.

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#BarryPoint #ORFire #CAFire Quick Update ^MRH

Some of the smoke in the area of the Barry Point Fire and nearby communities is also coming from other fires in northern California, including the Rush Fire which grew 22,000 acres yesterday.

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