Incident Management Team 3
Dan Thorpe, Incident Commander
Yellow Point Fire
September 8, 2014 Update
Firefighters completed hand line overnight around the Yellow Point Fire. Today, crews will focus on holding the established line and begin mop up operations. The fire now stands at 746 acres with 15 percent containment.
The Meteorologist assigned to the fire is calling for optimal conditions for the suppression effort through Tuesday. Continued onshore flow from the coast will facilitate higher humidity and lower temperatures. Crews are taking advantage of these favorable conditions before the weather changes for the worse on Wednesday. At that time, the winds are expected to shift out of the east, which will elevate fire behavior.
Due to excessive fire traffic, smoky conditions and narrow roads, the public is encouraged to stay clear of the area. Road closures in effect include South Sisters Road east of the Upper Smith Road and South Sisters Road junction and Oxbow Access Road west of Siuslaw River Road.
Cooperating agencies included BLM, Roseburg Resources, Seneca Jones Timber Company, Lane Fire Authority, Dexter Fire District, Lowell Fire District, Mohawk Valley Fire District, Lane County Administrative Office, and the Douglas and Lane County Sheriff’s Offices.
FIRE AT A GLANCE
Size: 746 acres
Location: 25 miles west of Cottage Grove
Cause: Under Investigation
Road Closures: South Sisters Road east of the Upper Smith Road and South Sisters Road junction and Oxbow Access Road west of Siuslaw River Road.
Structures Threatened: 0
For More Information: 541-935-4420
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