Thielsen Fire nearly 70% contained

The fire has burned nearly 10,000 acres.

Posted: Sep 30, 2020 5:11 PM

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – The Thielsen Fire in the Diamond Lake area is nearly 70% contained, fire officials said on Wednesday.

The fire has burned nearly 10,000 acres.

Officials said there are 255 people assigned to fighting the fire. Equipment includes two helicopters, eight engines, six bulldozers, and six water tenders.

Stumps and logs inside the fire area are smoldering as fuels dry out.

On Tuesday, fire crews conducted mop up and suppression repairs along containment lines, and that work was expected to continue on Wednesday. Suppression repair aims to reduce some of the harmful effects of firefighting efforts.

Crews are felling hazard trees along Cinnamon Butte Road and improving contingency lines along Forest Service Road 60.

The cause remains unknown.

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