The fire is now 20 percent contained. It’s three miles away from the Bull Run watershed, which supplies water to the Portland metro area. Fire crews are creating “defensible space” between the watershed and the fire. Officials remain optimistic that it won’t reach the watershed, but much depends on the weather.
Do you have any experience with wildfires? Have you ever fought a forest fire or been forced to change your plans because of one?
- Peter Frenzen: Public Information Officer with Pacific Northwest Fire Team Number 3