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No Growth in Tyee Ridge Complex Over Last 24 Hours, Containment Now 15%

6:29 PM ยท Sep 2, 2023

Here is the Saturday morning update from incident command: "Firefighting and favorable weather resulted in evacuation levels being reduced across the complex of fires. Fire perimeters on all fires have shown no growth in the last 24 hours. Roads remain closed in the Hubbard Creek area, but residents can now return to their homes with proof of residency. Night crews continued to prepare for future tactical firing operations and put in direct line where the fire can be accessed safely. Firefighters on the SE perimeter of the Cougar Creek fire established fire line from Bear Creek Road to Bear Creek and opened roads to safely reach the fire. On the north end of the Cougar Creek Fire, crews continue to establish containment lines towards Cougar Creek. All crews continue to mop up, address smoldering areas and larger fuel flare ups. The Oregon State Fire Marshal and Oregon Department of Forestry crews are using handheld Infrared cameras to locate hotspots around structures and on the fire line. These devices allow firefighters to quickly identify and address hotspots during mop up operations and structure protection. Today, the weather again offers favorable conditions, with potential for more rain, up to a quarter of an inch in localized areas. As fire behavior is now mostly creeping and smoldering, crews will take advantage during day operations by establishing direct line where possible and mop up in all areas. On the southern portion of the Cougar Creek Fire, crews are scouting locations for contingency lines. Structure protection on Hubbard Creek Road will consist of wrapping structures, installing hose lays, using handheld infrared units to identify hotspots, and mop up operations. Air attack remains available to support control efforts." Via Incident command Photo of a fawn on Hubbard Creek Road by Abraham Finlay