August 2, 2016

Update on wildfire near Sisters

From Central Oregon Fire Management Service,
Firefighters Quickly Respond to Wildfire on Fryrear Road
Fryrear Fire 80 percent contained
Spokesman files (Not the Fryrear Fire)
SISTERS (August 2, 2016) – Firefighters continued containment efforts on the 8.4-acre Fryrear Fire approximately seven miles east of Sisters on Fryrear Road. The fire is now 80 percent contained and Fryrear Road will re-open to all traffic at 7 p.m.

  Firefighters responded quickly to the wildfire that was reported at 5:11 p.m. on Monday. Aerial resources were able to halt the forward progress of the blaze, while bulldozers were able to safely put in containment lines around the fire. Firefighters were then able to safely engage and begin containment efforts. 

  Firefighters worked through the night to contain the fire. Two heavy air tankers and two Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) responded quickly to the blaze while engines on the ground worked to protect structures in the nearby Cascade Estates area. The swift aerial response allowed bulldozer operators to put a containment line around the fire, which firefighters then began securing. 

  Mop-up efforts continued through the night with a 20-person crew and several engines working on containment. Mop up efforts have been completed Today, around the 8.4-acre fire and firefighters will monitor the fire area to ensure it remains inactive while gusty afternoon winds pass through the area.

  COFMS (BLM, ODF & USFS) and Cloverdale resources jointly fought the fire that was burning on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) managed and private lands. The cause is undetermined at this time.

  This is the final update for the Fryrear Fire. For up-to-the-minute wildfire information, follow us on Twitter @CentralORFire. 

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