News, Wildfire Update

Board Mountain Fire 100% Lined and Plumbed

TRAIL, Ore. (September 1, 2021) – The Board Mountain Fire, located northwest of Trail off of Highway 227, is now 100% lined and plumbed, following excellent progress during Wednesday’s dayshift. The fire, GPS mapped at 36 acres, is burning on private and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land. Despite windy conditions, all lines held strong and the fire didn’t grow in size.

Throughout the day, firefighters remained focused on removing hazardous trees and constructing fire line. Existing lines were strengthened, and the remaining portion was completed in a safe, efficient manner. With more than 170 personnel were assigned to the fire on Wednesday, mop-up operations were also started; this work will continue throughout the  night.

The Board Mountain Fire was first reported just after 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Multiple ODF and Jackson County Fire District 4 resources responded, including ODF’s District Type 2 helicopter, bulldozers, water tenders, engines and a 20-person crew. Despite cooler temperatures, fire activity increased overnight, demonstrating how extremely dry fuels remain at this time in the fire season. Steep terrain and hazardous trees also posed safety risks to firefighters on scene and slowed down initial progress on a portion of the perimeter.

While the cause hasn’t been determined, industrial activity has been ruled out. No homes are threatened, and no roads are currently closed. Additional information about fire season is also available online on our Facebook page, @ODFSouthwest and our Twitter account, @swofire.