Challenging Conditions Temporarily Halt Tuesday’s Aerial Ops Against Cedar Creek Fire

Aerial flight operations against the Cedar Creek Fire were postponed briefly Tuesday as visibility was challenged by haze and smoke.

Jared Bandor, a public information officer for the Cedar Creek Fire, described the incident team’s current array of aircraft while at the west zone heli-base in Oakridge.

“Two light helicopters -or Type 3- helicopters, and two heavy -or Type 1- helicopters,” he told KLCC. “And they have varying capabilities from recon to aerial firing. They can deliver firefighters to the line, as well as bucket drops, water drops.

“Generally the aircraft will be grounded if visibility is poor, high winds will also keep them on the ground.”


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