Sunday, June 28, 2009

Oregon: Wildland Fire burning near Bend controlled

BIG BEND — Fire crews held a wildfire in heavy timber near Big Bend Road this afternoon to five acres.

The fire was declared contained at 5:45 p.m., about three hours after it was spotted by a Shasta-Trinity National Forest lookout, said Mark Mack, a fire captain with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Lightning more than a week ago caused the fire that smoldered until flaring up Sunday, Mack said.

Three air tankers, two helicopters, four 20-person hand crews, six fire engines and four water tenders fought the blaze in isolated, thick timber, Mack said.

Source: Redding.com - Link

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