Cascade Creek Fire now 40 percent contained
Contributed: Darlisa Black, www.starlisa.net
FIRE UNDER THE STARS The Cascade Creek Fire, eight miles north of Mt. Adams, lights up the sky in this picture taken last week.
Firefighters Monday constructed two miles of contingency fire line at the southwest end of Stagman Canyon to prevent the fire that has been burning in the north end of the Canyon from leaving the steep, forested canyon. The fire is being pushed southward by cold, terrain-driven winds during the night that flow down the western flank of Mount Adams. The firefighters will continue to strengthen and secure fire lines today.
Operations Section chief Mark Sigrist said firefighters will work Monday to tie the fire line into Cascade Creek and widen the fire line along a road corridor by falling trees and clearing the adjacent ground of fuels. Sigrist said several falling bosses are providing e...
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