News, Wildfire Update

Steady Progress Made Overnight on the Board Mountain Fire


TRAIL, Ore. (September 2, 2021) – Firefighters assigned to the Board Mountain Fire, located northwest of Trail off of Highway 227, continued to hold fire lines and strengthen the perimeter overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning. The fire remains 36 acres, affecting private and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land. At this time, there is no active fire on the landscape; mop-up efforts remain the focus for Thursday, with a goal of reaching 50 feet into the perimeter all the way around the fire.

Nearly 190 personnel are assigned to the fire today, including six 20-person crews, nine engines, six water tenders, two bulldozers and three tree fallers. Hazardous trees remain a challenge to crews, and the biggest safety concern on the incident. Tree fallers will continue to remove snags to allow firefighters better access today. Aircraft will be available as needed.

The cause of this fire remains under investigation. From initial attack to present time, no homes were ever threatened by this fire, and no evacuations or road closures were put in place. Additional information about fire season is also available online on our website, www.swofire.com,  our Facebook page, @ODFSouthwest and our Twitter account, @swofire.