The Rail Fire was reported around 2 pm Thursday, Sept. 5. It is located about nine miles northwest of Canby on the Devil's Garden Ranger District of the Modoc NF. Gusty winds are hampering suppression efforts. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Update: 9-8-13 2000: 68 acres, 100% contained.
Update: 9-7-13 0800: 68 acres, 50% contained. Expected containment 9/8/2013
Fire is located 11 miles NW of Canby. Suppression resources made good progress on the fire. Minimal fire activity was observed over the last shift.Update: 9-6-13 1900: 68 acres, 50% containment. Expected containment 9/8/2013. Hunter, ITC3. Multiple snags within the fire perimeter remain a concern. Crews continue to improve containment lines and mop up. No projected movement of the fire is expected under current weather forecasts.
Update: 9-5-13 2000: 100 acres, 0% contained. Otterson, Type 3 IC. Fire exhibited running, torching and spotting during yesterday’s operational period. Indirect dozer line has been constructed around the fire, however multiple spot fires have been reported outside the fire perimeter. The fire is expected to spread to the northeast and will move into heavy timber if indirect containment line does not hold. Hunter (IMT3) from Lakeview, OR will transition with local unit this morning.
Date of Origin: Thursday September 05th, 2013 approx. 02:00 PM