Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Update – July 29, 9 a.m.
Central Oregon – Firefighters are responding to the Tolo Mountain Fire on the Crescent Ranger District on the Deschutes National Forest, approximately three miles north of Cappy Mountain and six miles west of Two Rivers subdivision. The fire is estimated to be 25 acres and is 0% contained.
Ten smokejumpers initially responded to the fire yesterday morning and were joined by the Prineville Interagency Hotshots, two engines, a 5 person hand crew and a dozer. Air tankers also supported suppression efforts along with a heavy helicopter that is using Crescent Lake as a water dip site.
Firefighters worked into the night constructing containment lines where lines of retardant had been laid down by the multipole air tankers working the blaze. Firefighters have containment lines around most of the fire that was spotting in multiple places yesterday in heavy fuels and high temperatures. Today, crews will hold and begin to secure those lines while monitoring and searching for additional spot fires.
A 20-person Type 2 handcrew will join firefighting efforts today and aircraft is available if needed to support ground-based firefighting efforts. There are no closures related to the fire and the Pacific Crest Trail (approximately 2.5-3 miles from the fire) remains unaffected at this time.
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