The Cache Creek fire continues burning about 41 miles NNE of Enterprise in Wallowa County. Fire has covered 63,300 acres - including 3,200 acres under ODF protection -- in extreme terrain with limited accessibility in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and is 40 percent contained.
The fire reflects multiple ownerships, covering portions of Oregon and Washington on a mix of U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, private, and Washington State Fish and Wildlife lands.
ODF resources currently assigned to this fire Tuesday include two engines, and the division assigned to the ODF-protected area of the fire is in mop-up status. The local ODF Northeast Oregon District continues working closely with the interagency incident management team to reduce impacts to the private, ODF-protected forestlands that are involved.
Fire began Monday August 20 due to a lightning strike. An Interagency Incident Management Team (IIMT Oregon Team 3) is working this fire.
More information on this fire is on Inciweb at: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3202/
Kevin Weeks - ODF Public Affairs Office