Additional crews, favorable weather leads to some containment on Frog Fire


Critically needed fire fighting resources are arriving to bolster the suppression efforts of the Frog Fire, burning about 4,000 acres near Prineville.

Another day of favorable weather has allowed firefighters to move towards suppression objectives, Incident Commander Doug Johnson said.

The fire, burning in the Maury Mountains on the Ochoco National Forest seven miles east of Prineville. is 30% contained.

Firefighters will remain vigilant, paying close attention to any changes in the weather.

Crews working in the northeast flank of the fire constructed direct and indirect handline, Johnson said.

These firefighters also prepped a contingency line east of the direct handline. On the south flank, crews continue to secure and hold the line while completing mop-up operations.

Firefighters in the northwest constructed direct and indirect lines to contain the fire in its footprint, Johnson said.

The army fighting the fire includes a type 1 hand crew, three type 2 initial attack crews, three helicopters, 14 engines, six dozers and additional overhead support.

Saturday night, crews patrolled and mopped-up as needed.

The structure protection group has completed their assessment and are on stand-by.

Air resources are available to assist if needed including a Blackhawk helicopter from the Oregon National Guard.


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