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North Cascade District - Fire Season 2006
Summary - Fire Season 2006
George Fire Suppression by Terra Helicopters and Estacada Rural Fire District, July 2006
George Fire Suppression, July 2006

Early season predictions indicated Oregon could undergo a normal fire season in 2006.
 
However, by mid-June, rain fall tapered off and the state entered into an extended period of hot, dry weather, coupled with frequent state-wide lightning events.
 
Extreme conditions were recorded during the peak of the season.  Fire prediction indices frequently exceeded those of the disastrous 2002 fire season.
 
Fire season 2006 on the North Cascade District lasted 115 days, totaled 176 fires, and burned 185 acres.  These figures do not include the Blister Fire on the Mt. Hood National Forest (735 acres) and the Puzzle Fire on the Willamette National Forest (6,340 acres) which North Cascade personnel  responded to in order to maintain fire suppression on the borders we protect.
 
In addition, our personnel spent 240 days and our engines spent 51 days out-of-district assisting other parts of the state with their fire suppression efforts.
 
In the North Cascade District, aggressive detection and suppression efforts kept large fire numbers to just a few.
 
 
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