News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry – Posted on FlashAlert: August 3rd, 2015 10:35 AM
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 3
Link Smith, Incident Commander
Cable Crossing Fire Morning Update
OLID GAINS YESTERDAY, CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC TODAY
Firefighters on the Cable Crossing Fire took advantage of yesterday’s break in hot, dry weather to gain ground on the fire. The fire is now completely trailed and estimated at 1,674 acres and 20 percent contained. As a precautionary measure, the level one evacuation notice remains in effect on Little River Road from the Peel Store to the Wolf Creek Trail Head and along Highway 138 in the vicinity of Evergreen Lane to Honeycut Road. For more information on evacuation notification levels and Ready, Set, Go, visit www.wildlandfirersg.org .
“Crew bosses are hopeful they took the fight out of the fire,” said Incident Commander Link Smith. “We’re confident we’ll continue to make great strides toward containing the fire,” continued Smith.
The optimism is not without its precaution, however. Crews plan to be flexible today as the weather shifts to warmer temperatures and dryer conditions. Temperatures may reach the 90s and there is a chance of thunderstorms.
Mindful of this cautionary note, firefighters paused during the morning briefing to honor fallen comrade David Ruhl, who was recently killed in a wildfire in Northern California.
The fire area and forest roads remain closed to the public. Highway 138 remains open with the aid of a pilot car.
Fire At A Glance
Size: 1,674 acres
Cause: Under Investigation
Expected Containment: unknown
Crews and Equipment:
Crews: 2 – Type 1
44 – Type 2
Air Tankers: 2 Tankers
3 SEATS (Single Engine Air Tanker)
Helicopters: 6 – Type 1 (Heavy Lift)
5 – Type 2 (Med Lift)
4 – Type 3 (Light Lift)
Hot Saw: 1
Water Tenders: 12
Total personnel: 1250
Estimated Cost to Date: $2,500,000
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