Crews strengthen lines around the Riverside Fire
Crews working on the Riverside Fire plan to strengthen lines near Faraday Lake outside of Estacada city limits today, Sept. 14.
Additionally, firefighters are engaging with the hotspots to hold the flames east of Day Hill Road and prevent additional growth. They are also working to hold the fire south of Fall Creek Road, near the North Fork Reservoir and Highway 224.
Nearby, crews are working to establish holding lines near the Green Mountain and Goat Mountain, approximately 5 miles south of Colton.
As of Monday, Sept. 14, the fire has burned 134,575 acres and is 0% contained. A total of 385 personnel are working on the fire.
"With the additional resources arriving, we are continuing our efforts to suppress the Riverside Fire where we can do so safely and effectively," said Dave Bales, Deputy Incident Commander with Southwest Area Team 1. "However, with a fire perimeter 107 miles long, we're looking at a marathon here and not a sprint."
Crews plan to continue using infrared-capable drones to help detect and map hotspots near the fireline, where dense smoke continues to limit visibility. Community members are asked to avoid flying drones or other aircraft in the vicinity of the fire.
There will be a virtual meeting about the Riverside Fire at 6 p.m. tonight at facebook.com/RiversideFireInfo.
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