U.S.

July 25, 2014

Coronado National Forest fire crew assists with Oregon firefighting efforts

USDA Forest Service
Coronado National Forest news release

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TUCSON, Ariz. – An initial attack firefighting crew from the Coronado National Forest has been assigned to firefighting duties on the Logging Unit Fires north of Warm Springs, Oregon.

Coronado Crew 5 was ordered as a firefighting resource on July 16, 2014. The crew departed July 17, arriving at the fires on July 18.
Crew 5 consists of 22 firefighters qualified and outfitted to perform varied firefighting activities. They travel with their vehicles, which are equipped for effective fire suppression work in a number of wildland settings. They can work for 14 consecutive days, after which mandatory down time is required.

Crew 5 is supporting the Logging Unit Fires with direct line construction and contingency line preparation, and is conducting burnouts as needed. The crew is equipped with Firing Bosses responsible for supervising and directing ignition operations. Taskforce Leader qualified overhead will support firefighting efforts by managing multiple resources in the protection of threatened residences, logging equipment, and historic and natural values.

The Logging Unit Fires are composed of five wildfires burning in grass, brush, timber and heavy dead down fuel. For more information on the Logging Unit Fires please visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov.




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