Dollar Lake Fire Daily Update 9-29-2011
Incident: Dollar Lake Fire Wildfire
Rehabilitation was in full swing on the mountain yesterday with the improved weather. There were three crews working trails and lines, along with some heavy machinery. Significant progress was made.
Today along with the crews will be two graders, two excavators, two water tenders, and a chipper. Two helicopters will be assisting today also. Work will continue on both the east and west side of the fire. The graders will be working on Forest Service Roads #18, 1811, and 2840. Use caution around these areas. An aerial reconnaissance of the fire will be flown this afternoon.
Weather around the mountain will continue to keep warming and drying as the next several days progress. Relative Humidity will approach the low 20's. Wind gusts on the ridges will still be in the mid 20 mph range, making falling snags a continued safety issue.
As hunters, fishermen, and other recreationists head back into the woods, please remember that there are still firefighters out there coming and going from their assignments, along with the heavy equipment. Please drive with your headlights on, and pay attention to your speeds.
Fire at a Glance
Size: 6304 acres
Line to build: 0
Location: 5 miles SW of Parkdale, Oregon
Personnel : 90
NEW CLOSURE INFO
for closure information, see www.inciweb.org/incident/2563
Or call the Fire Information number below.
(206) 819-8864 (Cell)
Located at Mt. Hood Ranger Station
Hours: 8 AM to 7 PM