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Buckskin Fire Update Tuesday 6.30.2015

Incident: Buckskin Fire Wildfire
Released: 6/30/2015

BUCKSKIN FIRE UPDATE - Tuesday June 30, 2015
Cave Junction, Oregon
Fire Location: Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
Incident Commander: Monty Edwards
Information Center: 541-864-9282/503-784-5656
Inciweb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4286
Email: Buckskinfire2015@gmail.com

A Type 3 Team led by Incident Commander Monty Edwards is managing control of the Buckskin fire. 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.

The excavators have completed the work of repairing the last areas of the fire. All areas of human degradation around the fire are now returned to as close to a natural state as possible. Trails on or outside the fire line are also repaired.

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 removed tomorrow.

On Thursday a Type 4 team will assume command of the fire and the Type 3 Team will return to their home units.

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= 3; Engines= 1; Water Tenders= 2; Helicopters= 2.

Total people assigned: 81

Unit Information

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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd. Medford OR. 97504 Oregon
Medford, OR 97504

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