Tolo Mountain Fire Update – July 29, 8:30 p.m.
Central Oregon – Due to increased fire activity on the Tolo Mountain Fire on the Crescent Ranger District on the Deschutes National Forest, a local Type 3 team with Incident Commander Jason Gibb will assume command of the Fire on Saturday, July 30 at 10:00 a.m . The fire is estimated to be 41 acres and is 0% contained.
Multiple spot fires escaped the preliminary containment lines around the fire on Friday afternoon in critically hot, dry and breezy conditions. Firefighters and heavy equipment have continued working the spot fires supported by a heavy helicopter and two Single Engine Air Tankers and are making progress constructing containment lines around the spots.
Additional crews have been ordered to join the team in managing the blaze burning approximately three miles north of Cappy Mountain in heavy fuels.
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