Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Firefighters Quickly Respond to Wildfire on Fryrear Road

Fryrear Fire is 70% contained as of this morning

SISTERS – Firefighters worked through the night to contain an 8.4 acre the Fryrear Fire approximately 7 miles east of Sisters on Fryrear Road between Highway 20 and Highway 126. The fire is now 70% contained.

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. Firefighters will continue mop-up efforts until 100% containment is reached, which is expected today.

The wildfire was reported at 5:11 p.m. Monday and grew quickly. COFMS (BLM, ODF & USFS) and Cloverdale resources have responded.

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