Labrador Fire being pinned against Illinois River
Fire crews posted at Mallard Loop Campground at Lake Selmac are pinning the Labrador Fire against the Illinois River in order to extinguish the over 1,000 acre blaze.
Oregon Department of Forestry P.I.O. Tom Lavagnino says fire crews are establishing fire line to the south, east and north across the river to hold the fire that is approximately 12 miles northwest of Lake Selmac.
Lavagnino said, “We’re going to fight this fire indirectly because it is a very inaccessible area.” Scouts are traveling to the west of the fire to find terrain, such as a rocky area, to help seal in the fire.
The fire is overlapping some of the Biscuit Fire area and firefighters have utilized old fire line to keep the fire from jumping the river.
A town hall meeting about the fire is being held Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Josephine County building in Cave Junction.