July 9,2012 8 AM Update
Incident: Shingle Wildfire
Shingle Fire Update
Central Oregon Incident Management Team, Mark Rapp
For Immediate Release: July 9, 2012, 8 AM
Fire Information 877-678-0641 or 877-683-5560
Special Announcements: Fire camp tours Monday July 9th 1 and 6PM
Fire camp family tours will give the public the opportunity to get a behind thescenes look at fire camp. The tours will be at the incident command post,located at Cedar Mountain Fire Protection District Station. Each tour will last approximately 45 minutes. Please wear shoes for uneven terrain.
Openings and continued Closures:
Effective today Monday at 8:00 AM July 9, evacuation orders will be rescinded by the Kane County Sheriff Department for Harris Flat and the Old Hwy 14 areas. Stout and Dairy Canyon subdivisions including the Heaton Ranch will also be opened. The north access to Stout Canyon road remains closed.
Road closures remain in effect where Heaton Ranch meets the Dixie National Forest property on the north side, continuing up from Stout Canyon Road to Hwy 14.
The Central Oregon Incident Management Team and the firefighters are estimating 100% containment of the fire by end of shift Tuesday evening. At 6 AM Wednesday, the Team will return management of the fire back to the Dixie National Forest.
"The next monsoonal weather will set in on Thursday and continue through the weekend", stated Scott Weishaar Incident Meteorologist. This moisture will aid in reducing heat and smokes within the interior of the fire.
Fire fighters will work to extinguish hot spots by using mop-up and gridding techniques. Mop-up consists of checking for hot spots on the ground, in burned out logs and stumps. Gridding is to search for a small fire by systematically travelling over an area on parallel tracks or gridlines. Mop-up standards are extinguishing all heat sources within 300 feet of the perimeter.
Rehabilitation work which includes water barring suppression lines has begun and will continue until rehabilitation standards are met.
Location: Kane County
Date Started: 07/01/12
Cause: Human - under investigation
Size: 8,000 acres
Total Personnel: 877
Crews: 26 (5 Hotshot Crews), Helicopters: 1-light, 2-medium, 2-heavy lift; Engines: 25, Water tenders: 8 and Overhead: 150