Monday, July 29, 2013

Crews Working Tonight on Brimstone Fire

The Brimstone Fire held at 1,500-2,000 acres today. The wind was relatively calm, which was good because that helped to reduce fire intensity, but the sky was too smoky to allow much use of the helicopters.

An Oregon Dept. of Forestry incident management team assumed control of the fire today, and a full compliment of fire suppression crews and equipment have been rolled out for night shift. Assigned to the fire tonight are 11 20-person crews, 21 engines and two bulldozers. Their objective is re-route the fireline on the fire's south end, and wherever else possible around the fire's perimeter. The weather forecast calls for light winds from the northwest on Tuesday, which is why a focus of tonight's suppression effort is on the fire's south end.