Thursday, August 24, 2017

Milli Fire Evening Update - August 24

Sharing for the SWA Incident Management Team 2

Fire Information Line: 541-719-8135
Twitter: @CentralORFire
Youtube Channel:

Location of Origin: 9 miles west of Sisters, OR
Start date: August 11, 2017, 2:42 pm
Size: Approximately 12,809 acres
Percent Contained: 32%
Cause: Lightning
Resources Assigned: 673 personnel

Milli Fire
August 24, 2017 Evening Update
Firefighters began burn operations this afternoon, progressing from the fire's edge on the 1018 road to the north. The cold front cleared the skies of smoke today and allowed aircraft to support the firefighters on the ground. A Type 1 helicopter used bucket drops to help the burnout operations and crews who are continuing to taking care of hot spots on the fire's edge. There has been no large fire growth today, however the fire is still moving into the wilderness.

The long term strategy for the Milli fire includes using all fire management tools, including air, heavy equipment and crews to minimize fire growth. Burnout operations to prevent the west side of the fire from moving north and northeast will continue when the weather allows.

Archery season begins Saturday. If your unit is within the area closure that is currently in place around the Milli Fire, unfortunately you will not be able to hunt in that area until the closure is lifted.

Current evacuation levels:
Level 2– Crossroads subdivision, Edgington Road, Remuda Road, Peterson Burn Road, Wildwing and Three Creeks Road residences returned to Level 2 (Be Set) Evacuation Notice on 8/23/17, allowing residents to return to their homes.
Level 1 – The subdivision of Tollgate, all areas between OR 242 and HWY 20 and west of Cold Springs Cutoff (FS1018), which includes Black Butte Ranch.

Road Closures:
OR242 east of Cascade Crest to the junction of Forest Road 15. For further information see

Forest Closures: For further information go to:
*Cold Springs Campground has been added to the closure.

Smoke monitoring information is available at:

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