Fire in Three Sisters Wilderness


On July 5, a lighting-caused fire was reported in the Three Sisters Wilderness near Mink Lake Basin north of Park Trail #3530. The fire is named the Moonlight Fire and is approximately 2 acres. The fire behavior is characterized by creeping and smoldering. Currently, 10 smokejumpers are on the scene working to suppress the fire. A medium-sized type 2 helicopter will arrive later today and will be working out of McKenzie Bridge. Tomorrow, McKenzie River’s 20-person hand crew will arrive in addition to the smokejumpers. The fire is being managed by McKenzie River Ranger District using full suppression tactics to put the fire out. There is no current threat to structures or nearby communities. We advise the public to please stay out of the area. Updates on Moonlight Fire will continue as needed.


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