Buckskin Rire Update 6/29/2015
Incident: Buckskin Fire Wildfire
BUCKSKIN FIRE UPDATE - Monday June 29, 2015
Cave Junction, Oregon
Fire Location: Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
Incident Commander: Monty Edwards
Information Center: 541-864-9282/503-784-5656
A Type 3 Team led by Incident Commander Monty Edwards is managing control of the Buckskin fire at 0600. The Incident Command Post (ICP) is at Wild Rivers Ranger District in Cave Junction.
The Buckskin is estimated at 5,345 acres. Overall containment remains at 60%. Full suppression of this fire remains the operational objective. Today the fire area will be under patrol from the air and a crew will be available for any renewed fire activity or new starts. Two Excavators continue working to complete rehabilitating firelines, safety areas, drop points, trails and turnouts have completed their work.
Firefighters are prepared to Initial Attack (IA) any new starts in the area as well as keeping an eye on the Buckskin.
All helicopters are operating out of Merlin. The Heliwell will be going away today.
A Fire Area Closure Order remains in place closing forest land around the wildfire area to provide for public health and safety. For more information, please see the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest or Buckskin Fire Inciweb.
Start Date: June 11, 2015 Cause: Lightning
Location: 10 miles southwest of Cave Junction on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.
Resources: Crews= 4; Engines= 1; Water Tenders= 2; Helicopters= 1.
Total people assigned: 106