Video by Maj. Wayne Clyne
Oregon National Guard Helping Fight Double Creek Fire
Oregon National Guard Public Affairs Office
Sept. 23, 2022 | 1:27
In this video the Oregon National Guard members are preparing and deploying to a wildland fire. They are helping with the Double Creek Fire by providing staffing to road closure points around the fire's perimeter. The Double Creek Fire in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in Northeast, Oregon, at 157,000 acres, it is considered a Megafire by the U.S. Forest Service. Currently, the Oregon Forestry Department says they have the fire 81% contained that started by a lightning strike.

The Oregon National Guard has been at the fire since September 10, and recently switched out some personnel with fresh service members to provide safety and security. The roadblocks serve to protect area residents and wildland firefighters.

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