On Monday August 20th at approximately 4:30 in the afternoon, lightning caused the Cache Creek Fire to start in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (HCNRA) in the Cache Creek area. The fire is located in the northern HCNRA, adjacent to the Snake River on the Oregon/Washington border. The fire is burning on the private, Wallow-Whitman National Forest, Vale District Bureau of Land Management managed, Oregon Department of Forestry protected, and Washington Fish and Wildlife lands. The Oregon Incident Management Team 3 - Central Oregon is managing operations of the fire.
|Date of Origin||Monday August 20th, 2012 approx. 04:30 PM|
|Location||NE Oregon - Hells Canyon National Recreation Area - Cache Creek Area|
|Incident Commander||Gabe Hale|
Short grass (1 Foot) grass, brush and pockets of timber
Short uphill runs where receptive fuels exist on the southwest corner of the fire near FS Road 46, and interior pockets of unburned fuels continue to have short duration flare ups with single and group tree torching.
The temporary closure area in the Hells Canyon is no longer in effect, please continue to use caution. Effective September 18.
Div. A and B in patrol and mop-up. Div. E, F, Y,and Z in patrol by air. Div. C building handline to contain fire edge as needed and mop up. Rehabilitation ongoing in Div A, B, C and D on non-perimeter lines and roads. Water Group will support divisions as needed, and will refill stock ponds used for suppression. Transfer of Command to local Type 4 Incident Management Team occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 11th.
Interior islands of unburned fuels continue to burn. Pockets of heat still remain on Div. C and A in steep inaccessible terrain. Crews working to secure those areas.
|Wind Conditions||45 mph W|