The NASH FIRE (6,376 ac) has burned almost to the edge of Nash Lake, and is approximately four miles from Elk Lake.
weather permitting, the team will be using a Lakota helicopter equipped with daytime infrared capability to more accurately
delineate the fire perimeter and locate areas of active fire.
Crews and heavy equipment are concentrating their work along the
Cascade Lake Highway, removing dense fuels and trees to create a fuel break to prepare to deal with the fire if it moves over the
Priorities for the Nash Fire include protecting structures in and around Elk and Lava Lakes, the infrastructure at Mt.
Bachelor Ski Resort and the watershed for the town of Bend.
Due to the Nash Fire, the areas surrounding Elk Lake and Hosmer Lake in Deschutes County remain at Level 2 (Set) evacuation and
the areas surrounding Lava Lake and Little Lava Lake are in in Level 1 (Ready) evacuation status.
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