FIRE RESTRICTIONS: Fire Season terminated October 16, 2017. Regulated Closure terminated October 3.
MH1 and MH4 IFPL: IFPL Terminated as of October 16, 2017.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Neal Creek Fire--The Dalles Unit

More info on the Neal Creek Fire located 8 miles south of Hood River will be updated here. 

Contact Christie Shaw Central Oregon District Public Information Officer for more info.  541-263-0661

Updated 8:45 PM

The Neal Creek Fire was reported earlier this evening burning in dense second growth Douglas-fir on steep terrain approximately eight miles south of Hood River, Oregon in ODF’s The Dalles Unit.  The fire is estimated to be approximately 15 acres.  Resources on scene include ten fire engines from ODF, BLM and USFS and additional engines from local rural fire departments, a dozer, two Single Engine Air Tankers, 1 helicopter, and three heavy air tankers.
Firefighters are using the helicopter, SEAT’s and heavy air tankers to limit the forward spread of the fire as crews on the ground flank the fire with handline and wetline to contain the fire.  Crews will be working through the night to contain the fire with additional resources arriving through the night. A five person ODF hand crew from Sisters and two twenty person hand crews are currently on their way to the fire.  An additional three hand crews and other overhead will staff the fire starting at six am Friday morning.

Cause of the fire is under investigation.

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