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Forest fire in Estacada area closes Hwy. 224 - Sept 12/14

As of Sunday morning,8/12/14 the fire had grown to more than 100 acres and several crews were battling it, including a helicopter equipped with water buckets. The Lazy Bend campground was getting evacuated, along with the Silver Fox RV Park.
Forest fire in Estacada area closes Hwy. 224

Near mile post 35 and is still burning

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oregonLive 14.Sep.2014 18:24


The fire, dubbed the 36 Pit fire, has grown to 1,000 acres, the U.S. Forest Service reported Sunday afternoon

twitter comment 16.Sep.2014 11:22


RT @NinaMehlhaf No reports of any structures lost in #36pitfire

The 36 Pit Fire was calm Monday - public meeting 9.16.14. 16.Sep.2014 12:09

Listening Larry

There is a public meeting tonite 9.16.14. *(Twitter notice) @clackamascounty
Members of the team managing the fire will be there to provide...


(repost)  http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4106/

Fire information number is 360-280-4352.

For information on Evacuation levels, call the Clackamas County Sheriff 503-630-7712

The 36 Pit Fire was calm Monday night due to higher humidity. The current size of the fire is 2358 acres. Highway 224 remains closed to non-emergency traffic at MP 32-36. Additional road closures are still in effect for FS Roads 46 and 45. The fire was human caused and is under investigation. As new information comes in it will be updated.

A Fire Area Closure was issued which includes roads, trails, and recreation sites along Highway 224. Please visit the Mt. Hood N. F. website's Fire Information page for the order and closure map.

The electrical power is out at Timber Lake Job Corps and Ripplebrook.

A Type 2 Incident Management Team began managing the fire at 6:00 pm Monday. Washington State Team 2, led by Incident Commander Bruce Holloway and Russ Lane,Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), are in Unified Command. The Incident base is at Timber Park in Estacada, OR. An Oregon State Fire Marshal Team is assisting in structure protection with three Task forces of Engines and Tenders.

Yesterday, firefighters made progress in establishing an anchor point and beginning to construct fireline on the West and North sides of the fire. They also attacked and lined a 50 acre spot fire north of the main fire.

The following resources are working on the fire:
7 20-person Crews
4 Hot Shot Crews
1 large Type 1 Helicopter
2 medium Type 2 Helicopter
2 bulldozer
17 engines, including 2 Strike Teams from Oregon State Fire Marshall's Office
2 Water Tenders

The Lazy Bend Campground remains closed as well as other recreation sites along Highway 224. No additional evacuations have been ordered. For information about evacuations go to the Clackamas County website ( http://www.clackamas.us). The Silver Fox RV Park remains closed. The Red Cross has established an evacuation center at the 1st Baptist Church of Estacada.

There is a public meeting tonite. Members of the team managing the fire will be there to provide information about the fire and to answer questions. The meeting will be at the Estacada First Baptist Church at 7.30 pm. Location is 29101 SE Eagle Creek Road, Estacada.

The public is reminded to please be careful with any possible ignition source at this time.