Mop Up Hits High Gear At Old Blue Mountain Fire

By Jim McCoy Wed 20th August NewsHumbug Creek RoadOld Blue Mountain Fire
Forestry officials are reporting good progress Wednesday morning at the Old Blue Mountain Fire. Thousands of gallons of water were poured on the 99-acre blaze, knocking out numerous hot spots. Incident Commander Steve Wetmore from the Oregon Department of Forestry says that the fire is "100 percent lined and 100 percent plumbed." The Old Blue Mountain Fire is 30-percent contained at this report, which was released at 10:26 a.m. Wednesday morning. The objective today is to mop-up hot spots 300 feet inside the fire line and patrol outside the fire line to watch for spot fires. Helicopters and tankers are available, if necessary. No new fires were reported Tuesday in the ODF Southwest Oregon District. Important: A Level One ("Be Ready") Evacuation Alert remains in effect for portions of Humbug Creek Road in Jackson County: all homes on the left fork, and addresses 2542 and above on the main fork (the dirt portion) of Humbug Creek Road.

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