Fire remains 95% contained
The South Obenchain fire remained 95% contained today as crews continued patrolling the edges of the fire while using a “seek and destroy” approach as they looked for hot spots.
Firefighters today worked to remove water handling equipment and hose lays and prioritized solidifying lines before an expected shift in the winds and rising temperatures.
A red flag warning is in effect starting at midnight tonight through Monday night, as warmer, windier and drier conditions are expected to increase the chance of “building fire behavior.” Humidity is roughly 30 percent lower than Saturday, and light winds from the east are expected to gradually increase and turn northeast.
According to the Southwest Oregon Wildfire Information Center, 12 type-two crews, two light helicopters, two medium helicopters, one fixed-wing air tanker, 21 engines, six dozers, nine water tenders and three skidgens have battled the South Obenchain fire.