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Oct 5, 2012

Strong East Winds Blows On Cascade Creek Fire

Fire is 68% contained.

Category: News
Posted by: markbailey

Strong east winds were blowing at exposed ridge tops surrounding the Cascade Creek Fire Friday morning.   Although the uncontained sections of the fire appear to be somewhat sheltered by the mass of Mt. Adams, where wind reaches the fire area it will cause active burning, tree torching, and flying embers.  In places where the wind and unburned fuel align, the fire can rise into tree crowns and move quickly.   Fortunately, the most open edges of the fire have fire creeping downhill toward wetter, denser, relatively less flammable forest types.   Crews have established 50 to 100 feet of mop-up along existing containment lines in those areas.  The fire has burned 20,090 acres, and containment is listed at 68 percent.  The Trout Lake Community is invited to take part in a tour of the Cascade Creek Fire Base Camp on this evening at 6 p.m.  The camp is located just northeast of Trout Lake on Mt. Adams Road at Hollenbeck Park.