Rex Complex Fire update, July 4

Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team #1
Shawn Sheldon, Incident Commander

FINAL Rex Complex Daily Update
Saturday, July 4, 2015

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!

This will be the final regular daily update for the Rex Complex.

Additional updates may be posted or e-mailed, but only if the situation changes significantly.

Fire Information Number:
907-582-1406 through Sunday
907-356-5511 after Sunday

Fire Information E-Mail:
RexComplexFireInfo@gmail.com
Will be discontinued Sunday evening at 7 p.m.

Fire Information Website
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4319/

The Rex Complex is 50% contained. Total size is 16,199 acres – a slight reduction after aerial mapping of all fire perimeters.

The Fish Creek Fire was flown yesterday and only one significant smoke was observed. It was put out. Crews will work on mopping up and begin pulling equipment off the fire today.

On the Kobe Fire, only the western edge has a few remaining small smokes showing. They will likely be out within two days. Crews will continue mopping up hot spots for several more days. An excavator will begin rehabilitation of some fire lines today.

No smokes were visible Friday on the 524 Fire in June Creek.

The number of personnel (461) has not dropped significantly yet because several crews are awaiting reassignment to other fires.

On Thursday, helicopters transported 143 personnel and 40,000 pounds of gear, a busy day in the air.

The temperature is expected to reach 80o F this afternoon, rising to 85o by Monday afternoon. Today’s winds will be from the east at 10-15 mph, and relative humidity will be in the high 20% range.

Oregon Incident Management Team #1 will hand the fire over to a smaller local team on Monday morning at 7 a.m.

Shawn Sheldon, Incident Commander for Oregon Team 1, is thankful for the support received from the locals, saying, “This community has given us outstanding support, encouragement, and assistance at every turn. We have been extremely well-received, and we really appreciate it.”

Fire at a Glance

Total Size: 16,199 acres  Fish Creek Fire: 7475 acres  Kobe Fire: 8643 acres  Fire #524: 81 acres
Containment: 50%
Assigned personnel: 461  Aircraft:  2 Type 2 Medium-lift helicopters;  1 Type 3 Light-lift helicopter
Location:  Kobe: 6 miles SW of Anderson  Fish Creek: 5 mi. NE of Anderson  Fire 524: 16 mi. SW of Anderson

Additional Resources:  18 crews;  8 engines;  3 dozers;  3 water tenders

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