(Detroit, OR) Crews, engines and helicopters have proved effective against the Kinney Fire today and fire activity has decreased since earlier this morning. The Kinney fire is on the uphill (SW) side of Forest Service Road 2212 (Kinney Creek Road) and is estimated at 12 acres.
“Fighting this fire has been a real partnership: local timber companies have provided water tenders, ODF provided a dozer to open up an access road and helicopters from other nearby fires were loaned to us. All of this has helped keep the Kinney Fire small” commented Detroit District Ranger Grady McMahan.
No structures are threatened at this time. Visitors are asked to avoid the area, and the Kinney Creek Road (FS road 2212) from the south side of the dam up to its confluence with the Slate Creek Road (FS road 2212-610) is now closed so that firefighters can do their suppression work. The closure also includes the area from the water below the road up to the top of the ridge where the fire is located (see attached map).
Firefighting and fire management is being conducted in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Forestry.
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