August 21, 2013
The Eagle fire has grown to about 790 acres about
five miles outside of
to the fire's spread downhill, 27 homes/structures are now under evacuation level 3. The remainder of the
residences between "on">Canyon
For those not familiar with the area,
let’s give you an idea of what’s in the fire’s path. To the north of the fire are timber
sales areas, thick with growth. To the south of the fire is
those affected homes under evacuation notices. To the east is the Eagle Creek drainage, and to the west is
the Chumstick area, filled with homes and large pockets of unburned timber.
A Type-II interagency management team is fighting the burn now, commanding air tankers, choppers,
and over 120 personnel.
The cause of the fire is
still under investigation.