Monday, September 3, 2012

Slate Creek fire - 4:30pm update

Slate Creek fire - currently 120 acres estimated

Five helicopters and a two airtankers are bombing the fire's flanks with water and retardant. Five bulldozers, seven engines and three firefighting crews are constructing fireline.


The fire is west of Hwy 199 and north of Hayes Hill.

Waters Creek and Slate Creek roads are closed to non-emergency traffic. Highway 199 is open. The Oregon Dept. of Forestry's Grants Pass Unit is managing the fire, and roadblocks are being staffed by Josephine County Search & Rescue.

Brian Ballou - ODF SW Oregon District

3 comments:

  1. ive heard 199 is closed at hayes hill is that correct?

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  2. The Redwood Highway (Highway 199) remains open. Please be alert for emergency vehicles in the region

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  3. How far is the Slate Creek fire from the Sloan Mountain area(off Marcy Loop)?

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