Clatsop County Task Force 49 returned from the Cougar Peak fire in Lakeview Tuesday evening, Chief Joey Daniels said.
Seaside Fire and Rescue sent four firefighters and Gearhart Volunteer Fire Department sent wildland firefighting apparatus and four firefighters. In addition, the Lewis and Clark Fire Department sent three members, Knappa sent two and Astoria sent one firefighter.
“That's round number four for us for Lakeview this year for different fires,” Daniels said at Monday’s City Council meeting.
While at the blaze, firefighters worked with forestry personnel “to try to get in more of the seat of the fire and and lay a lot of hose line around it.”
To battle the 25,000-acre fire, Gov. Kate Brown invoked the state’s Conflagration Act, which allows multi-agency structure protection resources to be mobilized from throughout the state to protect homes, businesses and critical infrastructure threatened by the fire. Along with Clatsop County, task forces have arrived from Lane, Linn, Yamhill, Clackamas and Marion counties.