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Contact: (541) 316-7711
COIDC Evening Update, September 2
Redmond, OR –As of this writing, no new fire starts have been reported. Please remember that campfires are banned on all federal lands in central Oregon due to high fire danger. There are several closures on public lands due to wildfires, so be sure to “know before you go” and have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.
McKay Fire - Located east of Hwy 97 and north of county road 21 near McKay Butte, the McKay Fire is still 1221 acres and 60% contained. Resources that are no longer needed are being released and the incident will transition to a Type 4 on Sunday, September 3. Firefighters are requesting that the public stay out of the fire area between Forest Service roads 9735 and 9720.
Nash Fire – Burning in the Willamette National Forest six miles north of Elk Lake, personnel today began to perform structure triage and point protection of assets around Elk Lake in preparation for fire movement to the southeast. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Level Two evacuation notification for the Elk Lake and Hosmer Lake Areas and a Level One notification for areas surrounding Lava Lake. Currently, the Cascade Lakes Hwy, FS 46, remains open. The Nash Fire is on inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5580/.
Evacuation Notifications for the NASH FIRE:
Level Two (Be Set): Elk Lake Resort, Elk Lake Campground (CG), Point CG, Little Fawn CG, Mallard Marsh CG, Sunset View Day Use Area, Beach Day Use Area, and Quinn Meadows Horse Camp.
Level One (Be Ready): Lava Lake Resort, Lava Lake CG, and Little Lava Lake CG.
For information on these evacuation notifications, you can call the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office at 541-693-6911.
Milli Fire – Located west of Sisters is currently 22,718 acres and 44% contained. Level One and Two evacuations are still in place for residential areas outside of Sisters and a closure is in place for the area surrounding the Milli Fire. The Milli Fire is on inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5517.
For more information on the Nash or Milli Fires, call 541-719-8135.
For information on air quality, visit http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/ or http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
For road conditions and closures due to wildfires, visit tripcheck.com.
For more information, follow us at http://centralorfireinfo.blogspot.com/ or on Twitter at @CentralORFire. For the Central Oregon Fire Information hotline, please call 541-316-7711.