The fire is 80 percent lined with a combination of bulldozer and hand lines and is estimated at 40 percent contained. Fire managers expect to fully contain the blaze by tomorrow night.
“Yesterday’s initial attack was supported by a heavy air tanker and three single engine air tankers. Today’s game plan calls for using dozers and hand crews to strengthen existing control lines. Our ground game will be supported by two helicopters dropping water to slow the spread of the fire,” said Link Smith, District Forester for the Western Lane District of the Oregon Department of Forestry.
Fire crews are staging equipment and personnel along Territorial Highway south of Lorane. To ensure public and firefighter safety, the Oregon Department of Transportation has restricted access on Territorial Highway to one lane with a pilot car. Drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible and use caution when traveling near the fire.
The Chambers Mill Fire is burning on private and public lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. Cooperators on the incident include Weyerhaeuser Co. and the Bureau of Land Management.
FIRE AT A GLANCE
Size: 180 acres
Cause: Under Investigation
Containment: 40 percent
Expected Date of Containment: 8/14/15
Crews and Equipment:
Hand Crews: 4
Water Tenders: 6
For More Information:
541-935-2283 ext 242