Cache Creek Fire Community Meetings Scheduled This Week

Written by Observer staff reports August 30, 2012 10:24 am

 

The Central Oregon Incident Management Team 3 will facilitate two community meetings providing information on the Cache Creek Fire burning in the Hells Canyon National Recreational Area  41 miles northeast of Enterprise, OR.   Separate meetings will be held this Thursday and Friday in Imnaha and Joseph.  The agendas will focus on current fire information, fire behavior and an opportunity to ask questions related to the Cache Creek Fire.   Handouts, including maps, will be offered to those attending. 

The Imnaha meeting will be held on Thursday, August 30,  at 6 pm at the Imnaha Christian Fellowship Church on Imnaha Highway. 

The Joseph meeting will be held on Friday August 31, at 5 pm at the Joseph Community Center.

Information on the Cache Creek Fire can be found at www.inciweb.org/incident/3202 or by contacting the Cache Creek Fire information office at 541-432-0163.

The 68,500 acre fire is burning in both Oregon and Washington, on Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), private, Oregon Department of Forest Protected lands, and Washington Fish and Wildlife state lands.  The recent cold fronts moving through the fire area have challenged the firefighters in containment.  Over 840 personnel are assigned to the incident and with an estimated containment date of September 5, 2012.