Cache Creek Fire Update August 31 8 Am
Incident: Cache Creek Fire Wildfire
Cache Creek Fire Update
Oregon Incident Management Team 3 - Central Oregon
Incident Commander: Mark Rapp
For Immediate Release: August 31, 2012 8:00 a.m.
Fire Information Center: 541-432-0163
Inciweb Website: www.inciweb.org/incident/3202
Operations During 31 August, 2012 Day Shift
Thursday's efforts to secure the south end of the fire above the Imnaha drainage were successful. Firefighters and air operations established a strong black line at the southern edge to the Imnaha River. On Friday, these areas will be rehabilitated and in mop up. Efforts Friday will concentrate on mop-up of the southern containment lines.
Most of the north and northwest portions of the fire are in air patrol status; the western perimeter between Cook Creek and Five Points Creek remains a concern. Suppression efforts will continue on the western flank.
As work is completed resources will be released from the fire. Mar Spike Camp will be closing soon, as mop up and rehab is completed in the south. Thomason Spike will be the last to be closed.
Air operations for the Type 1 helicopters will be located at Hilton helibase (near Elephant Corral) with the Type 2 (Medium) helicopters at Joseph.
Crews in the southwest are experiencing some poison ivy outbreaks around Thomason Spike Camp. Otherwise, only three minor injuries have been reported.
Tentative change of command for the fire is early next week, with the fire being returned to the District to monitor and complete mop up.
A community meeting will be held in Joseph at the Community Center at 5pm tonight, August 31.
Location: Wallowa and Asotin Counties
Date Started: 08/20/12
Size: 72,000 acres
Percent Contained: 55%
Total Personnel: 873