Vinegar Fire Daily Update for Friday, August 23, 2013 at 08:00
Incident: Vinegar Fire Wildfire
The Vinegar Fire is located approximately 6.5 miles southwest of Granite, Oregon. It is burning in the Greenhorn Unit of the North Fork John Day Wilderness Area. There are 534 people assigned to work on the fire. Today, Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 2 takes command under the leadership of Incident Commander Brett Fillis.
Yesterday afternoon, there was precipitation over the fire, which mitigated the fire activity and spread. Today, there may be lingering showers in the area with a possibility of an isolated thunderstorm. Winds are expected to be generally lighter than yesterday and come from the west.
Crews continue to construct hand line in the southeast portion of the fire. As conditions permit, burnout will occur in the northeast portion of the fire. However, due to yesterday’s precipitation, fire activity will be reduced until late afternoon, when pockets of active fire behavior may occur. Fire personnel and equipment are assisting with newly discovered lightning-caused fires from yesterday’s storm.
Greenhorn and Alamo residents remain under a Level 1 evacuation notice.
For more information please contact the Fire Information Line at (541) 755-9003.
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