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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

9/16/2015 National Creek Complex

National Creek Fire 9/16/2015
  • The cooler weather helped the firefighters make good progress on the southeast portion of the National Creek Complex. Today hand crews will continue their line construction, working from the southern tip towards Pumice Dessert.
  • Today’s weather forecast is for wetting rain over the fire area from noon until five pm, with gusting winds to 30 MPH across the ridges in the afternoon. There is also the possibility of snow above 7000 feet elevation.
  • Yesterday, the fire had minimal growth. The increase in acreage is due to more accurate mapping.  
  • Rains may hinder operations and will result in smoldering fire behavior.
  • Crews continue to monitor fire lines along State Hwy 230 and the North Entrance Road to Crater Lake National Park, working to extinguish any hot spot that might be detected.

The Crater Lake National Park North Entrance road and the PCT trail remain open. If you plan to visit the area you may want to check out the Crater Lake National Park web page (http://www.nps.gov/crla/index.htm) or call the fire information number (541) 600-4089.
Location:  NW Boundary of Crater Lake National Park &
 Rogue River-Siskiyou & Umpqua National Forests
Date Started: August 1,2015
Cause: Lightning
Size: 20,945
Containment: 85%
Injuries: 6
Total Personnel: 214

Resources:
Handcrews: 5 = 85 Fire fighters
Water Tenders: 4
Miscellaneous equipment: 6
Engines: 7
Air Support: 6
Overhead: 69




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