This News Release from Oregon Department of Forestry was posted on FlashAlert on November 12th, 2014 8:33 AM
Early Tuesday afternoon a fire was reported east of Highway 101 between Cannon Beach and Arch Cape, Oregon, on lands owned by Stimson Lumber Company. Overnight extreme east winds in excess of 40 mph with gusts over 70 mph continued to fan the fire consuming slash piles in four post-harvest units.
Stimson Lumber Company and Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) personnel were on scene monitoring fire activity throughout the night. Today more firefighting resources will arrive from ODF Tillamook and Forest Grove district offices.
The focus for today will be to minimize fire growth by holding the fire inside the unit boundaries and start fire suppression and mop-up efforts.
Incident Commander Neal Bond said, “Once the east winds die down this afternoon, we should be able to make quick progress in mop-up.”
At this time no evacuations are in place.
Residents and motorists can expect smoky conditions in the Arcadia Beach State Park (Hwy 101 MP 33 area) today as east winds persist.
FIRE AT A GLANCE
Cause: under investigation
Location: Hug Point area, east of Hwy 101 between MP 34-35.
Crews and Equipment: Dozers/Excavator: 3
Total personnel: 70