Two New Wildfires Reported

The Saddle Flat Fire is in the mop-up stage.
Photo: Kevin S. Abel

 

Lakeview, Ore.– Two new fires were reported Friday. They have been named Freedom and Independence in honor of Americans and their sacrifices that have made Independence Day possible.

Freedom is located at Township 32S Range 12E Section 30 NWNE and is .12 acres; Independence is at Township 25S Range 17E Section 24 SENE and holding at .10 acres.

Firefighters have responded to nearly 40 fires in the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership area (SCOFMP) since July 1. The largest is the Saddle Flat fire, which was reported at 3:25 p.m., July 3, and is holding at 5.3 acres. Firefighters are working on mop-up and watching for new starts in the area due to high winds. It is located at Township 23S Range 18E Section 26 SWNW. Location – http://bit.ly/1xoKj5l

Suppression and mop-up efforts continue on approximately 40 lightning-caused fires across the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership area (SCOFMP).





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