Willamette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Springfield, OR 97477
Southern Cascades Interagency Incident Management Team
Incident Commander, Jerry Van Dyne Incident Commander Trainee, Eric Risdal
October 12, 2018 - 9:00 A.M.
This will be the final update from the Southern Cascades Interagency Incident Management Team. We would like to thank the public and all the communities within the McKenzie River area for their patience, assistance and support over the last several months.
Remaining work and activity in the fire area will be directed by the Willamette National Forest, McKenzie River Ranger District. Fire activity is minimal at this time. Some smoke may still be seen in the fire area, though no additional fire spread is anticipated due to substantial rain and low temperatures. The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team will complete their efforts with on site evaluation work in the next coming days. The BAER team will be developing an independent report and recommendations in the coming weeks.
All public inquiries should be directed to:
McKenzie River Ranger Station
57600 McKenzie Hwy
McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Closed on federal holidays
Media inquiries should be made to the Willamette National Forest Public Affairs staff at (541)-222-9241.
Closures remain in effect. Forest Service Road (FR) 19 and Terwilliger Hot Springs (also known as Cougar Hot Springs) are within the Terwilliger Area Closure. They remain closed due to unsafe conditions from gravity fall hazards, including rocks, debris and fire-weakened trees. The closure begins at the junction of FR 410 and continues south to Box Canyon. Members of the public should expect these closures to remain in effect for an extended period, likely into 2019. Terwilliger Area Closure Order # 06-18-01-18-19 may be viewed at http://go.usa.gov/xRnz7
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Acreage: Estimated 11,555 Completion: 80% Cause: The fire remains under investigation.
Resources: Total 86. Remaining resources are managed by the McKenzie River Ranger District.