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Central Oregon Fires Update

           

Central Oregon – Overnight crews responded to 7 new fire starts in Central Oregon. Three were reported in the Cabin Lake Area, two in the Wickiup Reservoir area and one each in the Odell Lake and Crescent Lake areas. As of early this morning responding forces reported no problems containing any of these new starts.

 

Central Oregon skies will remain very smoky as the upper elevation westerly winds continue to blow smoke from the wild fires burning in SW Oregon. A combination of a Fire Weather Watch and a Red Flag Warning has been issued for the Central Oregon Area for thunderstorms beginning Wednesday evening through Sunday. Local Initial Attack resources are fully staffed and available for immediate response to any new starts.

 

Update on the Green Ridge Fire which is burning 14 miles northwest of Sister, Oregon, is now at 620 acres and 30 percent containment with 483 personnel committed to this fire. There currently are no evacuations in place. Additional information is also available at http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3594/.

 

Due to fire suppression activities, the Deschutes National Forest has initiated an Emergency Closure in the area of the fire.  Key areas included in the closure include:

  • Forest Road 14 from the 900 junction to the 1490 Junction
  • The East Metolius Trail
  • Lower Bridge Campground
  • Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery
  • Allen Springs Campground
  • Pioneer Ford Campground

These closures will remain in effect as long as needed for public and firefighter safety.

 

Campfire Restrictions have also been implemented effective August 2, 2013 on the Prineville District of Bureau of Land Management, the Deschutes National Forest and the Crooked River National Grassland of the Ochoco National Forest. Specific information is available at www.blm.gov/or/districts/prineville or www.fs.fed/us/r6/centraloregon

 

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Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • 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.