Cable Crossing Fire

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Cable Crossing Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 8/16/2015

Approximate Location

43.321 latitude, -122.96 longitude

Incident Overview

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Summary

The Cable Crossing Fire was reported burning on forestlands protected by the Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA) at approximately 3:25 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, near Oregon Highway 138 East, near Mile Post 23, east of Glide. On Wednesday evening, July 29, Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 3 - Incident Commander: Grant (Link) Smith - was dispatched and assumed command of the fire on Thursday, July 30, 2015. On Saturday, August 9, ODF IMT 3 turned the fire over to a smaller fire management organization who continued mop-up operations and work towards full containment. The fire was returned to the local district, DFPA, for final mop-up, containment, control, and patrol on Friday, August 14, 2015.



Social Media Resources for Cable Crossing Fire information:

Douglas Forest Protective Association on Twitter: www.twitter.com/DouglasFPA
Douglas Forest Protective Association on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DouglasForestProtectiveAssociation
Douglas Forest Protective Association website: www.dfpa.net

Oregon Department of Forestry Wildfire blog: http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/
Oregon Department of Forestry on Facebook: www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
Oregon Department of Forestry on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ORDeptForestry



The Basic Information (below) is effective August 13, 2015 @ 2230 hours PDT.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginTuesday July 28th, 2015 approx. 03:30 PM
LocationSix miles east of Glide, OR

Current Situation

Total Personnel50
Size1,857 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Significant Events

Minimal

Smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue to improve control lines and mop up fire. Begin backhaul hose and equipment. Work to secure the perimeter 300 to 500 feet interior during mop up operations. Repair fire lines. Glide down to Type 4 team completed. Transition to Type 4 Team August 14 at 0700.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Minimal fire activity is anticipated. Containment lines are expected to hold.

24 hours: Minimal fire activity is anticipated. Containment lines are expected to hold.

48 hours: Minimal fire activity is anticipated. Containment lines are expected to hold.

72 hours: Minimal fire activity is anticipated. Containment lines are expected to hold.

Anticipated after 72 hours: Minimal fire activity is anticipated. Containment lines are expected to hold.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

SOME ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE WEST OF THE CASCADES LATE THIS EVENING, AUGUST 13, BUT MOST PLACES SHOULD REMAIN DRY. WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY MAY CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY OVER FAR EASTERN PORTIONS.

BEGINNING FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, THE THERMAL TROUGH WILL RETURN PRODUCING DRY OFFSHORE WINDS. RECOVERIES WILL BECOME MODERATE TO POOR ESPECIALLY OVER THE RIDGELINES OF SOUTHWESTERN OREGON AND

WESTERN SISKIYOU COUNTY.

Unit Information

Douglas Forest Protective Association
1758 NE Airport Road
Roseburg, OR 97470
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