SOUTHWEST OR— The 790 Fire is currently held steady at 3,023 acres. A Type 3 Incident Management Team (Pingel) has assumed management of this fire. This fire currently has no growth and continues internal creeping and smoldering.
Firefighting resources currently assigned to the suppression activities are two Type 2 IA crews, one Wildland Module Team, and 4 helicopters. These crews continue their full fire suppression activities.
The closure area has been redefined and is now entirely within the Sky Lakes Wilderness. All trails within the wilderness, including the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), on both the Rogue River-Siskiyou and Fremont-Winema National Forests are now open. The fire area west of the PCT remains closed due to public safety concerns, which include fire-weakened trees, helicopter operations, and burning debris within the fire perimeter. Roads immediately west of the fire outside of the wilderness also remain closed to reduce conflicts between fire operations and the public. The revised area closure and details can be found at www.fs.usda.gov/rogue-siskiyou or http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4095. Pacific Crest Trail information is available at http://www.pcta.org/.