The Ben Young fire is currently burning on both private and FS lands located 11 miles S/SW of the town of Paisley. The fire is estimated at 100+ acres and is burning on the east side of the Chewaucan River. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Resources on scene include: 4 Heavy Air Tankers, 2 Helicopters, 1 Single Engine Air Tanker, 6 engines, 2- type two hand crews. A type 3 management team has been ordered. Please be aware of firefighter safety and avoid increased fire traffic at the FS 33rd, and 3510 roads. More updates to follow!
The heavy tankers have been flying from Klamath Falls this afternoon and include an Erickson MD87 aircraft.