Holiday Farm Fire Update, September 29

Springfield, Ore. –  Oregon Department of Forestry’s Type 1 Incident Management Team 3, Incident Commander Link Smith, will hand the fire over to ODF IMT 1, another Type 1 team, tomorrow morning. The team would like to thank the communities in the area for their kind hospitality and support during our stay.

The size of the fire stands at 173,094 acres and is now 60 percent contained.

650 personnel are currently working the on the fire that includes 17 hand crews, 44 engines, 7 bulldozers, 7 water tenders and 3 other types of heavy equipment. Just six minor injuries have occurred on the fire since it started the night of September 7th.

Fire crews continue to tie containment lines together in tough-to-get-to areas while being supported in the air by four assigned helicopters. Sunday’s higher temperatures and breezy winds stirred up fire activity in some unburned islands around Doe Creek. The interior fire activity posed no threat to containment lines.

Today’s weather will continue to be hot and dry but winds are expected to be minimal.

As ODF IMT 3 passes the baton, fire and other information can still be gleaned from these sources.

For fire information inquiries, call (541) 357-9729 or visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7170/. The Holiday Farm Fire Facebook page will also continue with updates as needed ([email protected]).

For information related to road closures and delays, please visit www.tripcheck.com or https://www.oregon.gov/odot/Pages/Wildfire.aspx.

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