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Press Release
September 09, 2011
Oregon National Guard to assist with fire-fighting efforts near Dollar Lake
SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon National Guard's C/7-158 Aviation unit is scheduled to assist with ongoing fire-fighting efforts near Dollar Lake in the Mount Hood area.
A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, and a UH-60 Firehawk helicopter have been committed to the mission.  Aviation crews and support personnel will be mobilized to a heli-base in the Parkdale area throughout the next 24 hours.
Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is spending Friday visiting the area by air, in an Oregon Army National Guard helicopter, in order to assess the fire.
Weather forecasters call for hot conditions in the area of the fire.  On-site incident commanders will determine how best to use Oregon National Guard assets and personnel.
For information and specifications on the aircraft, visit: http://www.army.mil/factfiles/equipment/aircraft/blackhawk.html.
Contact Info: For more information, contact Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office at (503) 990-9508 or via email: AGPA@mil.state.or.us.