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The Waterfalls 2 Fire about 20 miles west of Warm Springs has grown another 1000 plus acres and is now around 7300 acres.  Firefighters say people who live in the area and drive through the fire area can probably expect a lot of smoke at times.
 
The fire has also forced closures for some campgrounds and trails near the fire.
Fire Spokesperson Doug Epperson says it's affecting many people and in different ways.
 
Epperson spoke to 1110 KBND news...
 
 "impacts are a couple of different facets- for one-a lot of different traffic on the road-competing between tourists and tribe members and fire crews -  we're having air quality issues - the ones that are more sensitive are already starting to have more signs and symptoms of having effects from the smoke." 
 
Fire bosses say Sunday was explosive on the fire lines, that Monday was a relatively calm day and Tuesday they were anticipated some more action on the fire.  They says winds from the Southwest were in the forecast.  So that could mean smoky conditions for people in Warm Springs and added  challenges for drivers on highway 26 at and near Warm Springs.
 
The fire acreage was updated Tuesday morning. It was sparked by a lightning strike on August 4th.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

 

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

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

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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