News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry – Posted on FlashAlert: July 30th, 2015 10:48 PM
Below is this evening’s news release on the Cable Crossing Fire from Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 3. Also, a closure for the fire area is posted on the fire’s Inciweb site. The direct link to open that closure notice is:
INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM 3
LINK SMITH, INCIDENT COMMANDER
Fire Information: (541) 496-0902
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 30, 2015
CABLE CROSSING FIRE EVENING UPDATE
Fire Crews Beat Back the Heat and the Flames
Firefighters are working round the clock under extreme fire behavior conditions to stay ahead of the Cable Crossing Fire. Following two consecutive days of Red Flag Warning weather, that brings high temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds, the fire has grown to 830 acres. Containment is estimated at 15 percent.
Supported by a host of helicopters, retardant dropping air tankers, bulldozers and engines, fire crews made considerable progress under extreme temperatures. Objectives were accomplished by holding established containment lines on the north and west end of the fire. With the fire pushing to the south and east, crews kept up with spot fires before they could gain any momentum. The day shift set a nice table for crews working through the night when the fire activity is expected to subside under cooler conditions. The Red Flag Warning is predicted to stay in place through the weekend with a chance of thunderstorms arriving Friday.
Oregon Department of Forestry’s Incident Management Team 3 assumed command of the Cable Crossing Fire Thursday afternoon in an effort to bring in additional resources from around the region and provide needed relief to local fire crews.
Cooperating agencies and landowners on the fire include Douglas Forest Protective Association, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Lone Rock Timber Company, Seneca Jones Timber Company, Forest Investments Associates, Roseburg Forest Products, ODOT, PP&L, and several local firefighters and forest workers.