Oregon has been hit hard with many wildfires and here is a glimpse into what the State along with Washington and Idaho have been pained with.
COLLIER BUTTE FIRE
The Collier Butte Fire started on August 2, 2015, after lightning struck this area like many other fires in the U. S.
This fire is burning 18 miles East of Gold Beach in the Roque River-Siskiyou National Forest in the Gold Beach Ranger District. Fire has burned 9,600 acres and is within distance of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness and near the fire scar of the Biscuit Fire.
Currently, 241 personnel are assigned to this incident and have reached a successful 40% containment status. However, fire is still at a moderate rate of speed with backing, flanking and with short-range spotting.
The fire is burning timber and brush.
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COUNTY LINE 2 FIRE
The County Line 2 Fire was started on August 12, 2015, around 1330 PDT by an unknown cause. It is located on the Warm Springs Reservation and N of Warm Springs, OR.
The fire has burned 65,155 acres and within that amount of land, it has slightly burned 1 vacant building/home; damaging 1 occupied home beyond repair. It has burned 2 occupied homes, 1 vacant home, and 4 abandoned homes. Total burned: 23 outbuildings.
Resources assigned to this fire include: 604 personnel along with 3 helicopters: 1 Type 1, 2 Type 2 [including 1 on loan from the Willamette NF in Warm Springs, OR]. Firefighters have reached a 63% containment status.Evacuations: Level 1: All areas of the WarmSprings Reservation with the exception of Tenino Road. Level 2: Tenino Road-Mile Post 1 through Mile Post 7, Road closed for local and fire fighter traffic only. (Signage in place). Level 3: None. Comments: The fire incident is down 1 Type 3 helicopter due to the pilot being timed out.
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