Parish Cabin Fire Update September 4, 2012
Incident: Parish Cabin Wildfire
Malheur National Forest
September 4, 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.
Firefighters will continue with patrol and mop up operations on all divisions along the fireline. "Mop Up" is the act of extinguishing or removing burning material near control lines, felling snags, and removing excess equipment from the fireline.
Crews have made excellent progress and have been successful toward meeting incident objectives, including the protection of resources by keeping acreage loss to a minimum, keeping the fire from moving into the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, and keeping the fire from burning onto private land.
"With the extreme fire conditions in our area, we are asking folks to be extra cautious while visiting the Malheur National Forest" said Steve Beverlin, Deputy Forest Supervisor "Visitors are reminded that we are under an Industrial Fire Precaution Level 4, which means that firewood cutting is not allowed; also Personal Use Restrictions are in effect and campfires are only allowed in designated recreation areas."
"Never leave a campfire unattended, and when putting out a campfire, drown the fire, stir it, and drown it again." added Beverlin "Be careful with gas lanterns, gas barbeques, gas stoves, and anything that can be a source of ignition for a wildfire."
An area closure will remain in effect to provide for firefighter and public safety, until the fire area is deemed safe for entry. Closure maps and area descriptions are available at Malheur National Forest Offices and also at http://inciweb.org/incident/3216/.
6, 481 Acres
Human Caused - Under Investigation
Total - 891
Type 1 Crews - 2 Dozers - 2
Type 2 Crews -21 Engines - 33
Helicopters - 5 Water Tenders - 15
Overhead - 229 Camp Crews - 2
Protection of critical resources, habitat, and structures in the area.
Continue to patrol and respond to any spot fires. Continue with mop up activities on all divisions.
Forecasted Fire Weather
Temperatures will be in the lower 80's on Tuesday, with winds from the west 4 to 8 mph, relative humidity between 12 and 17%.
Oregon Department of Forestry, Burns Paiute Tribe, Grant County