FIRE FIGHTERS FOCUS ON MOP UP OF TYEE RIDGE COMPLEX
September 17, 2023 3:50 p.m.
Firefighters are focusing on mop up, on the Tyee Ridge Complex, northwest of Roseburg.
The complex is listed at 7,939 acres and is 83 percent contained. 705 people are assigned to the fires.
An update from Northwest Incident Management Team 3 said crews are working 200-300 feet within the fire perimeter to ensure there is no smoke or heat. Visible interior smoke and burning vegetation is expected until the fall and winter rains extinguish the fire.
The weather will be favorable in the coming days for firefighters to complete mop up. The focus will then transition to removing fire hose and equipment from fire lines and completing repair work.
Monday, the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Incident Management Team 3 will transfer command of the complex to a local Type 3 organization comprised of the Douglas Forest Protective Association, Bureau of Land Management, ODF and contract personnel.
The Douglas District is in Public-Use Restriction level HIGH. For more information about industrial and public regulations, go to www.dfpa.net