LAKEVIEW, Ore. (KPTV) – Fire season continues across the west with several fires still burning in Oregon, Washington, and California.
One of the most active fires in the state right now in the Cougar Peak Fire burning northwest of Lakeview. It is burning at more than 86,000 acres and roughly 6% contained, but fire crews are hopeful with rain the forecast.
On Monday FOX 12 spoke with the Multnomah County Task Force that’s helping with the fire fight.
One of its crew members says weather conditions have been helpful the last couple of days and crews are working on containing lines around the fire.
With rain this weekend, it will help with hot spots.
“That does help out tremendously, makes the fuels a little wetter and harder to burn and gives the hand crews a really good opportunity to get in and put out any hot spots that are around,” Jeromy Paul, said with the Multnomah County Task Force.
According to Oregon State police the fire was human-caused. Crews want to remind everyone we’re still in fire season, fuels are still very dry and to stay diligent.