Large fires in southeast Oregon

Map of Homestead and Long Draw fires
Map of Homestead and Long Draw fires
Map of Miller Homestead, Jacks, and Long Draw fires 7-16-2012. ESRI/NIFC/Wildfire Today (Click to enlarge)

Firefighters are starting to get a handle on the large fires in southeast Oregon and southwest Idaho.

The Long Draw Fire north of McDermitt, Nevada has burned 582,313 acres and is 100 percent contained. A transition to a Type 3 Incident Management Team will take place at 6:00 am on Tuesday, July 17.

The Jacks Fire, on BLM land 21 miles southwest of Bruneau, Idaho, is 90 percent contained at 45,000 acres.

The Miller Homestead Fire west of Frenchglen, Oregon is 70 percent contained after burning 162,765 acres. Here are some photos of the fire:

Miller Homestead fire
Miller Homestead fire, Photo by John Britt
Miller Homestead fire, July 14, 2012
Miller Homestead fire, July 14, 2012. Photo by Devon Jones
Miller Homestead fire
Miller Homestead fire, July 10, 2012. Photo by AJ Swartzlender
Miller Homestead fire retardant drops
Retardant drops on the Miller Homestead fire, July 15, 2012. Photo by Mike Stearly

 

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, Bill Gabbert now writes about it from the Black Hills. Google+

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