Fire Breaks out in Ouachita National Forest

We reported one post ago about another human-caused wildfire that broke out crossing over one state into another. The Five Mile Fire, also a human-caused fire broke out on the Ouachita National Forest on February 15, 2016, starting around 1500 Hours.

The incident location is pinpointed to 15 miles NW Eagletown, Oklahoma and has scorched 650 acres of National Forest prestine land.  The cause is unknown and the U.S. Forest Service  fire incident is under investigation.

There are 21 fire personnel attached to the incident. They have successfully been able to contain the fire to a 40% status.  However, the fire is burning in Timber and Hardwood litter and understory.  It is said to have moderate backing, flanking and running.

Plans by fire crews to set dozer and handlines and burnout fuels between fire and lines.  The fire activity is expected to be minimal.

There are currently no reports of injuries or property being impacted at the time of this post.

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