Located about 11 miles northwest of Adel on the Plush cutoff, the Flynn Fire broke out on Friday, April 26. The fire began at just about 50 acres, but grew to around 200 acres later that evening. Heading into Friday night, crews had already corralled the flames to an 80 percent containment and full containment was expected the following day.
The Flynn Fire was not the result of any federal prescribed fire activity, but classified as wildfire.
Just as predicted, full 100 percent containment was reached on Saturday, April 27, as the final mapping of the fire hit 162.5 acres with only 24 of those acres on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. The rest of the burn took place on private lands.
Crews continued to check on the fire throughout the weekend with the BLM, US Forest Service, Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), United States Fish & Wildlife and the Warner Valley RFPA fire fighters all on the job.
The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation.
Flynn Fire was not nearly as aggressive as the Watson Creek fire last August, which burned nearly 60,000 acres of land out near Paisley.
For more information on the fire and other fire preparedness contact the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) at 541-947-6157 or visit www.scofmp.org.