The Bingham Ridge Complex started on July 13 after multiple lightning strikes. The complex consists of two larger fires and numerous smaller ones located within the Mount Jefferson Wilderness. The initial attack was conducted by District resources which later in the day was supported by the local Interagency Type III team. The local Type III team will in-brief with
a Type II team late this afternoon. Crews will continue to secure the south flank of the Bingham Ridge Fire. Air resources for water drops and reconnaissance are being used along with Rappellers for any new starts within the wilderness boundary.
Please be advised for public and firefighter safety there is a Mount Jefferson Wilderness Closure is in effect. The following trails are closed to public access until further notice: Trails Pamelia (3439), Hunts Creek (3440), Hunts Cove (3430(3430), old Hunts Cove (3451), Grizzly Peak (3428), Bingham (3421), (portions of) Lake of the Woods (3493), Minto Mountain (3448) and Newport Drive (3438) are all closed. The Pacific Crest Trail (2000) and portions of the Swallow Lake Trail (3488) remain open. You can check the current status of the Bingham complex, including trail and area closures on inciweb at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3949/ .
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RESOURCES ON THE FIRE:
3 Type 1 helicopters w/ buckets
1 Type 3 helicopter
1 Type 2 helicopter
1 ATGS fixed wing
2 Type 1 “hotshot” crews
1 Type I IA
Highway 22, the most heavily used highway to access Central Oregon, is open but the public should use extra caution because of increased traffic from fire resources responding to other large fires across the state.
The Incident Command Post (ICP) is located at the Detroit Ranger District. Information updates are posted at the Ranger District and are available in the town of Detroit.