This is the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Fire Update for Thursday, July 9, 2015.
FIRES ON ODF-PROTECTED LANDS
No fires 10 acres or larger were reported during the last 24 hours on forestlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry.
North Cascade District – Santiam Unit: The Niagara Fire, reported on July 4 burning on state forestlands adjacent to Highway 22 near Big Cliff Dam, is 80 percent contained and approximately 79 acres. The fire is in full mop-up and, with continuing improved containment, firefighters have been released for rest or to other fire assignments. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. More information: http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/.
NEWS MEDIANews media may contact the Fire Information Duty Officer, who is currently Jeri Chase, 503-945-7201 (office), 503-931-2721 (mobile), or Jeri.Chase@Oregon.gov, any time for fire information. If the duty officer is unable to take your call, you can expect a prompt return call. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.
ABOUT THIS UPDATEThis update provides information primarily about fires on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger. ODF proves fire protection on some other lands, including U.S. Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon.
The Oregon Department of Forestry works closely with neighbors and partner agencies to support the firefighting effort on major fires outside its authority because sharing firefighting resources can help better protect all of Oregon’s forests.