Monday, September 11, 2017

Nash Fire Update Sept. 11

The NASH FIRE (6,409 ac) has burned almost to the edge of Nash Lake, and is approximately four miles from Elk Lake.

Crews and heavy equipment are concentrating their work along the Cascade Lake Highway, removing dense fuels and trees to create a fuel break in the event the fire moves southeasterly over the Cascade Crest. Progress is slow due to the density of stands along the road.

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. Sign up for Deschutes County emergency alerts at

Contact the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office at (541) 693-6911 or visit for more information.

1 comment:

  1. Patrick Lair, Can we get an update about measures to protect Quinn horse camp, other campgrounds in the area and trails?