OR Wildfire: Blue Top Fire | Aug 14 2016

INCIDENT SUMMARY

An unknown cause started the Blue Top Fire on July 27, 2016, in the Willamette National Forest in the vicinity of Blue Pool and Tamalitch Falls, Oregon. IA crews responded finding a 2-acre fire.

Fire crews are working to contain a fire in treacherous rugged terrain and among sheer cliffs, making it just that much more dangerous for firefighters.

The cause is currently under investigation.

Photo credit: Joanie Schmidgall (via Inciweb)

RESOURCES

There are 59 fire resources assigned to this incident.

SIZE

The fire originally began as a 2-acre fire has now grown to 58 acres of burning timber and brush leaf litter.

The fire has reached an 80% containment status.

CURRENT FIRE STATUS

On August 7th, the fire status was downgraded as fire crews continued to do mop-up and chip fire fuels.  Command was transitioned back to the local unit.

Yesterday, on Saturday, August 13th, fire activity become active once again, causing the acreage to increase and make smoke visible to surrounding areas.

The fire continues to move by creeping, smoldering and with isolated torching – all within containment lines.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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