Oregon Department of ForestryIncident Management Team 3
Link Smith, Incident Commander
The Cable Crossing Fire showed minimal growth overnight and is estimated at about 830 acres this morning. The fire containment is estimated at 15 percent.
The fire is burning on private and public lands in the heart of the North Umpqua Wild and Scenic Corridor six miles east of Glide. While private landowners have closed their holdings to the public, Bureau of Land Management has also imposed a fire area closure. Forest roads remain closed in and around the fire area. In addition, Industrial Fire Precaution Level IV is in effect throughout the Douglas District that prohibits forest operations due to extreme fire danger. Public use restrictions, such campfires, mowing of dry grass and off-road driving have also been tightened.
Pushed by afternoon winds out of the north, the fire continues to test containment lines on the south end of the fire. While no homes are currently threatened, a Level I evacuation notice has been put in place prompting some residents to be ready should the need arises to leave. The notice is only precautionary at this time.
Fire danger remains extreme with temperatures expected to rise over 100 degrees over the next several days and lightning predicted for the weekend. Conditions have taken their toll with several heat related injuries to firefighters.
Current resources on the fire include seven engines, 28 hand crews, five helicopters and six retardant dropping air tankers.
Highway 138 is being managed by ODOT with a pilot car to escort traffic through the fire area.
Cooperating agencies and landowners on the fire include Douglas Forest Protective Association, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Lone Rock Timber Company, Seneca Jones Timber Company, Forest Investments Associates, Roseburg Forest Products, ODOT, PP&L, and several local firefighters and forest workers.
Fire At A Glance
Size: 830 acres
Cause: Under Investigation
Expected Containment: unknown
Crews and Equipment:
Crews: 1 - Type 1; 27 - Type 2
Air Tankers: 3 heavy tankers; 3 SEATS (Single Engine Air Tanker)
Helicopters: 2 - Type 1 (Heavy Lift); 3 - Type 2 (Med Lift)
Fire engines: 5
Hot Saw (feller-buncher): 1
Water tenders: 4
Total personnel: 785
Estimated Cost to Date: $800,000
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