A type-2 helicopter helps wildland firefighters who responded to Incident 281 in the Umpqua National Forest on Friday.

Wildland firefighters continued to suppress one fire in the Mount Thielsen Wilderness as of Saturday morning, according to the Umpqua National Forest. 

No new fires were reported Friday, but crews continued to mop up the Hound Dog Fire and work on the Incident 281 Fire.

A helicopter helped firefighters with bucket drops, as well as supplies for the Incident 281 Fire in the Mount Thielsen Wilderness on Friday. Crews were able to contain the fire and remained in place Saturday.  

Fire danger in the forest was upgraded to high Sunday morning and the public is reminded to use caution in the dry conditions. Human-caused fires are the main threat at the moment, according to spokesperson Mark Turney.

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