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A spokesperson for the "Waterfalls 2 Fire" west of Warm Springs hopes that smoke from the large fire doesn't disrupt the popular airshow set for Madras this weekend.
Public Information Officer Lauren Maloney says smoke has been drifting into Madras, so it could affect the air show.  She says a spokesperson from the forest service will talk to the airshow crowd about the nearby fire.  The forest service also has some aircraft on display during the show.
As for other impacts - fire bosses say the fire is creeping towards some important areas.  Maloney says there is a very outside chance that a subdivision with 75 homes could be threatened.  The subdivision is about 10 miles from Warm Springs.
She spoke with 1110 KBND news Thursday morning.
"the only structures currently out ahead that could be threatened- peters pastures historic sites- the shitake lookout-bpa and pge powerlines- and a subdivision out to the northeast- that would be 3 days out of some very active fire behavior."
Again, Maloney says that's a very remote possibility. The fire is currently around 84 hundred acres and 7 percent contained.  Traffic on highway 26 can be affected by the smoke and fire fighting rigs so drivers are asked to use extra caution in that area near Warm Springs.
The Airshow is scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Madras.  Kids under 12 are free, Veterans are free, and everyone is 8 dollars a person.


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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