Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Flounce Fire burning near Prospect declared a Conflagration

FLOUNCE FIRE BURNING NEAR PROSPECT DECLARED A CONFLAGRATION


News Release from Oregon State Fire Marshal
Posted on FlashAlert: August 8th, 2017 6:38 PM
Governor Kate Brown has declared the Flounce Fire burning near Prospect Oregon a conflagration. The declaration cleared the way for the state fire marshal to mobilize firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire.

The Office of State Marshal's Blue Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Scott Magers and three structural task forces have been activated to assist with structural protection.

Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and OSFM are working jointly on this incident to address both the wildfire and structure protection needs.

Currently there are approximately 50 homes on evacuation Level 1 - "Get Ready." These residents are north of Lost Creek Reservoir.

The fire is approximately 1,000 acres and growing.

Oregon's conflagration may be invoked only by the Governor and allows the State Fire Marshal to dispatch structural firefighters and equipment. More information on Conflagration and Emergency Mobilization is available at OSFM website:
http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/2008_Oregon_Fire_Service_Mobilization_Plan.shtml.

Additional resources on surviving wildfires may be accessed at:
* Wildfire...Evacuation Readiness http://egov.oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/docs/Comm_Ed/WUI/wildfire_evac.doc
* After the Wildfire... http://egov.oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/docs/Comm_Ed/WUI/After_a_wildfire.doc
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