Five of the fires are located within the Red Buttes Wilderness, the largest of which is the Hello Fire estimated at over 10 acres. Other fires within the wilderness are the Fruit Fire (estimated at over 3 acres) and the Emily Fire, Goff Butte Fire and Cedar Basin Fires all at less than 1/10 acres. The Lick Fire is located just outside the wilderness boundary and is estimated to be over 2 acres.
Today five twenty person hand crews as well as Siskiyou Rappellers and smokejumpers will continue to work to establish containment lines on these fires, assisted by two Oregon Department of Forestry helicopters performing bucket drops of water. The use of mechanized equipment has been authorized for use within the wilderness to suppress these fires. Additional ground and aerial resources have been ordered.