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About 1800 acres have burned so far in the Waterfall Fire on the Warm Springs Reservation.

 

Warm Springs Fire Management Officer Clay Penhollow says crews have done some "back burning" to prevent the fire from expanding to much more to the east.

 

He says this weekend is going to be challenging for them, because the weather forecast is for trouble.  "The predictions were for lightning storms Friday, Saturday, Sunday. So we're kind of getting ready for that. We've called in a management team to take care of the fire so we can relieve our folks back to initial attack, to get ready for those lightning storms."

 

Penhollow says should the fire switch directions and threaten recreation areas, campers will be evacuated from the Mt. Hood area, but right now, it's burning in good timber areas.

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.