Sunday, August 20, 2017

Milli Fire Evening Update - August 20, 2017 7:30 p.m.

Posted for: Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team 2
Location of Origin: 9 miles west of Sisters, OR
Start date: August 11, 2017, 2:42 pm
Size: Approximately 9,331 acres
Percent Contained: 20%
Cause: Lightning
Resources Assigned: Approximately 500 personnel
Vegetation: Higher elevation; Mixed conifers. Lower elevations; ponderosa pine, juniper trees and sagebrush
Crews made good progress today.  The control line along the northern flank from Forest Road 1018 to Whychus Creek and the southern flank along Forest Road 15 are holding.  Along the southeast flank crews have been working with air support to secure the line in the Whychus Creek area and construct dozer line west to Black Crater area. An interior pocket of fuel in the Trout Creek Butte area has been burning, putting up a small smoke column. The main part of the fire is backing into the Wilderness moving to the west and south.
The Oregon State Fire Marshall’s Green Team structure protection group continues working to assess homes, access, egress and safety zones in the Edgington community.  They conducted some hazardous fuels reduction work to remove needles from roofs of homes.
Smoke monitoring information is available at:  This site provides the latest information on smoke monitoring in the area along with information regarding the effects of smoke and possible health concerns related to it.
For additional Milli Fire information call: 541-316-7711
Level 3 - The subdivisions of Crossroads, Edgington/Remunda, Wildwing, Peterson Burn Road Area, and along both sides of Three Creeks Lake Road (Forest Road 16) about one mile south of Sisters from the junction of the Brooks Scanlon logging road.
Level 1 - The subdivision of Tollgate
Road Closures:
OR242 east of Cascade Crest to the junction of Forest Road 15.  For further information see
Forest Closures:
There is an area closure in place in the Deschutes National Forest, due to fire activity.  For more information:
Monitoring the fire from a nearby ridgeline

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