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The fast burning Barry Point Fire, burning 22 miles southwest of Lakeview has burned a total of 79,000 acres; over 8500 of those acres are on private land.

 

Rod Nichols with the Oregon Department of Forestry says  that fire and all the others were caused by lightning strikes; but with the hot-dry conditions, he issues a warning to recreators:  "Firefighting resources are stretched really thin across the entire west, including Oregon. And we just ask people who are planning to out in the forest for recreation to be especially careful with fire, because we don't want to add on top of all these other fires some human caused fires that would further push the firefighters and make it harder to get these fires out."

 

Nichols adds that smoking materials should be contained to inside building or cars and to use extra care when extinguishing them.

 

The Waterfall 2 Fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation is currently uncontained; and the Holloway Fire has burned a total of over 536,000 acres and about half of those are in Oregon.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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