An Oregon Dept. of Forestry incident management team is in command of the firefighting operation.
Resources at the fire include: 7 helicopters, 23 hand crews, 17 fire engines, 12 water tenders, two bulldozers and 12 water tenders.
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, 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.
The fire broke out shortly after 5 p.m. Friday afternoon. Cause is under investigation.