Parish Cabin Fire Update September 3
Incident: Parish Cabin Wildfire
Malheur National Forest
September 3, 2012
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The Parish Cabin Fire is located 15 miles northeast of Seneca, OR, near the intersection of Forest Roads 15 and 16.
Crews continue with operations of suppression efforts on the Parish Cabin Fire. Efforts in the Dark Canyon area were successful in tying lines together and fortifying existing containment lines. Firefighters working the fire perimeter are holding containment lines, patrolling and responding to spot fires, and doing mop-up.
"Be aware while out on the forest and be on the lookout for any issues that may be unsafe or cause a fire." advises Jeff Pendleton, Malheur National Forest Fire Staff Officer " Do not discard cigarettes, matches, or smoking materials from moving vehicles, or anywhere on public lands."
If camping in a designated recreation site, never leave a campfire unattended and, completely extinguish the fire-by dousing it with water and stirring the ashes until cold-before sleeping or leaving the campsite.
Malheur National Forest offices in John Day, Burns/Hines, and Prairie City will be open today to assist visitors and residents with fire information and maps of the area.
With increased fire equipment activity in the area, drivers are asked to please use caution while travelling on Highway 395, between John Day and Seneca.
An area closure is in effect to provide for firefighter and public safety, and includes portions of several Forest Service Roads. Closure maps and area descriptions are available at Malheur National Forest Offices and also at http://inciweb.org/incident/3216/.
Officials would like to inform hunters that for their safety, they need to remain clear of the fire closure area, and should make plans for alternate hunts as this area may remain closed for an extended period of time.
6, 476 Acres IR Flight Data September 2 11:04 p.m.
Human Caused - Under Investigation
Total - 918
Type 1 Crews - 3 Dozers - 5
Type 2 Crews -22 Engines - 36
Helicopters - 6 Water Tenders - 14
Overhead - 231 Camp Crews - 2
Protection of critical resources and structures in the area. Continue to hold existing lines, patrol and respond to any spot fires. Continue with mop up activities on all divisions.
Forecasted Fire Weather
Temperatures will be in the upper 70's on Monday, with winds from the west 9 mph, relative humidity 11%.
Oregon Department of Forestry, Burns Paiute Tribe, Grant County