Photo above: Smoke rises from the Crane Fire in Lake County yesterday. Photo by Kellie Carlson, ODF.
are working to stop a 400-acre fire near Lakeview
LAKEVIEW, Ore. - This
morning Oregon Department of Forestry firefighters from the Lakeview office and
interagency cooperators are battling a lightning-caused fire
that broke out yesterday afternoon on ODF-protected land.
The Crane Fire ignited in an area of sagebrush and juniper trees about four miles southeast of Lakeview. It has since burned at least 400 acres and reached an area of pine and other conifers in difficult terrain with poor road access. The fire is being attacked by air resources, engines, hand crews and dozers.
Several Lake County fire departments are working to protect homes near the fire, according to the Oregon State Fire Marshal.
A Type 3 team made up of local resources and ODF personnel from across the state assumed management of the fire today.