With another night of cool air and colder temperatures, fire fighters remain successful in holding the containment lines. The Paulina Fire stays at 80% containment and managers are pleased with secure buffer around the fire.
The Central Oregon Fire Management Service (COFMS) Type III team plans to transition fire management back to the local unit by the end of the day. In addition to all the Level I evacuations being lifted, Forest Road 9735 is now open. Some localized closures adjacent to the fire line will remain until all activities subside.
As operations wind down, crews and resources will begin to be demobilized and become available for other potential incidents. Fire managers are grateful to the local community for their cooperation and support throughout the incident.
This is the final update on this fire.