Parish Cabin Fire Update September 5, 2012
Incident: Parish Cabin Wildfire
Malheur National Forest
September 5, 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 to meet incident objectives on all divisions, extinguishing burning material near control lines, felling hazard trees, and removing extra equipment from the fireline.
Excess resources are being released from the Parish Cabin Fire as operational needs change. Crews are being released from the incident so that they can get rest and be available for incidents that may arise elsewhere. It is always wildfire season somewhere, and these dedicated men and women endure exhausting work, unique living conditions, and long separations from family and their normal life, to protect us and our nation's natural resources from wildfire.
"Hunting season has arrived and hunting camps are filling up across the Forest. With the fire danger at extreme levels, hunters as well as others can follow a few easy precautions to protect lives, property and the forest." said Teresa Raaf, Forest Supervisor.
"Wildfires can start when fine, dry fuel, such as grass, comes in contact with heat from vehicles, so please don't drive into and across a grassy fields; never park on dry grass or piles of brush that can touch the underside of a vehicle." Raaf adds "Never light warming fires."
The Forest is 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 permitted in designated recreation areas.
The area closure will remain in effect to provide for the firefighters 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 - 672
Type 1 Crews - 0 Dozers - 2
Type 2 Crews -16 Engines - 23
Helicopters - 2 Water Tenders - 14
Overhead - 222 Camp Crews - 2
Protection of critical resources, habitat, and structures. 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 80's on Wednesday, with winds from the west 4 to 8 mph, relative humidity between 12 and 17%.