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FIRE NEWS--Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center
For Immediate Release: August 12, 2014 9:00 a.m.
Central Oregon MORNING Fire Update
Central Oregon –This morning, one new fire has been reported near Foley Butte, southeast of Madras. The National Weather Service is forecasting for another day of thunderstorms, with moisture rotating into the region. Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected today, some with the potential to be strong. The entire Central Oregon region remains in a Red Flag Warning expiring Tuesday night at 11:00 p.m.
The Muskrat Fire continues to be managed with a Type 3 Incident Management Team. The Six Lakes Trailhead remains closed to accommodate the Muskrat Fire Incident Command Post (ICP). The fire remains estimated at 25% contained and approximately 50 acres.
As of August 12, 2014 at 8:00 a.m., all evacuation notices in the Cultus Lake area are lifted. The areas that have been under Level III Evacuation notice remain under an area closure order enacted by the United States Forest Service due to fire operations.
Emergency Area Closure: Closed National Forest Service Lands include: areas on the west and north shores of Cultus Lake including: West Cultus Campground, Big Cove Campground, Little Cove Campground, boat-in areas north and west on Cultus Lake, and back country areas and trails north of Cultus Lake including Corral Swamp, Winopee Lake, Muskrat Lake and Teddy Lake.
Lands generally described as the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 to the west; Winopee Lake to the junction of the Corral Swamp Trail #8 and FSR 4628 to the north, Cultus Lake to FSR 600 to the south and Corral Swamp Trailhead to Winopee Lake Trailhead to the east. The Pacific Crest Trail remains open.
Closed National Forest Service System Trails include:
· Deer Lake Trail #6 from the Deer Lake Trailhead to the junction with Many Lakes Trail #15
· Corral Swamp Trail #8 in its entirety
· Teddy Lake Trail #5 in its entirety
· Many Lakes Trail #15 in its entirety
· Winopee Lake Trail #16 in its entirety
· Metolius Windigo Trail #99 from the junction with Corral Swamp Trail #8 to the junction with Senoj Lake Trail #41.1