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Things are feeling more upbeat on the fire lines near Warm Springs. Don Ferguson says the turn in the weather seemed to helped change the attitude immediately, and they gained a lot of ground on the fire Wednesday. "You can feel it, you really could feel it. You have an opportunity here, where the wind dies down, humidity coming up a little bit, and you have enough people where preparation meets opportunity and we're taking advantage of that opportunity because its the first significant break in the weather that we've had.” Ferguson says they've only lost three small structures: an old vacant cabin, a storage shed an pump house.

While the complex grew by 15,000 acres Wednesday, he says much of that was intentional burning to create a fire line.

 

 

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King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

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.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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