Large fires in southeast Oregon

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


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About Bill Gabbert

Wildland fire has been a major part of Bill Gabbert’s life for several decades. After growing up in the south, he migrated to southern California where he lived for 20 years, working as a wildland firefighter. Later he took his affinity for firefighting to Indiana and eventually the Black Hills of South Dakota where he was the Fire Management Officer for a group of seven national parks. Today he is the creator and owner of and Sagacity Wildfire Services and serves as an expert witness in wildland fire. If you are interested in wildland fire, welcome… grab a cup of coffee and put your feet up. Google+

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