42 Lightning Fires All Successfully Contained
Firefighters have been busy since August 7 chasing smokes and putting out fires started by the series of lightning storms that have passed over the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. To date, all 42 new fire starts associated with the storms have been contained. Aircraft, engines and crews remain available to attack any additional starts should sleeper fires come to life over the next few days.
A summary of the activity on the Forest: High Cascades Ranger District – 23 fires; Wild Rivers Ranger District – 14 fires; Gold Beach Ranger District – 5 fires. The largest fire, the Grizzly Fire on the Wild Rivers Ranger District, grew to 4 acres. All fires combined burned just over 15 acres.
Cooperation between all fire suppression organizations, land management agencies and large fire management teams in southwest Oregon remains a hallmark of the 2013 fire season.