Parish Cabin Fire Update September 4, 2012 1300
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.
The Fire is in full mop up stage
During operations over the weekend, a firefighter was injured while working the fireline. Due to limited access to the site where the injury occurred, the firefighter was transported to Blue Mountain Hospital, by a helicopter assigned to the incident.
Injuries were not life threatening and the firefighter was held a couple of days for observation. The crewmember is being transported back to their home unit.
Firefighter and public safety is top priority with Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 4, as it is with all Incident Management Teams. While working in such adverse conditions, such as firefighting, the chance of an injury is increased.
With the realization that injuries can and will take place, Incident Management Teams have standardized safety and emergency action plans in place to effectively handle such incidents when they arise.
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