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Watson Creek Fire

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Fremont-Winema National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Lakeview, OR 97630

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Announcements — Watson Creek Fire

Evacuation Levels Reduced Released: 9/1/2018
This afternoon, evacuation levels in all areas have been lifted except at the Lakeview Estates neighborhood, which has been reduced to a Level
Watson Creek Evacuation Levels Reduced Released: 8/27/2018
Watson Creek Evacuation Levels Reduced The Level 1 evacuation that has been in place for residents east of Highway 31 has been lifted. The Level 2 evacuations for two areas listed below have both...
Watson Creek Fire Morning Update 8-27-2018 Released: 8/27/2018
Incident Meteorologist Matt Mehle accurately forecast the windy conditions experienced over the fire area on Sunday. In the northwest corner of the fire, crews were able to take advantage of...
Watson Creek Fire Mid-Day Update 8-26-2018 Released: 8/26/2018
The Watson Creek Fire has been exposed to gusty winds today coming from the southwest to the northwest, and the containment lines have held well as of 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. Some burnout is being...
Level 2 Evacuation South to Southwest of Watson Creek Fire Released: 8/25/2018
Effective 4:15 p.m. August 25th, 2018, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is implementing a Level 2 evacuation notice in the area south to southwest of the Watson Creek Fire: The area south of the...
Watson Creek Fire Mid-Day Update 8-24-18 Released: 8/24/2018
The Watson Creek Fire was most active on the north and south edges today, but all activity stayed within the primary containment lines. "We're finally beginning to get our arms around this thing,"...
Paisley Evacuation Level 2 Released: 8/23/2018
Effective 3:15 p.m. August 23rd, 2018, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is implementing a Level 2 evacuation notice west of Hwy 31 from Beachler’s Corner (Mile Post 105) north on Highway 31 to...
Watson Creek Fire Mid Day Update 8-23-2018 Released: 8/23/2018
Operations update: Currently all Watson Creek Fire lines are holding. Firefighters are doing mop up operations and not starting new firing operations. Firefighters continue to secure lines in...
Watson Creek Fire Mid Day Update 8-22-2018 Released: 8/22/2018
Due to the incoming cold front, the winds today have shifted to a western pattern. This is causing increased fire activity on the east side of the fire. Firefighters are currently addressing this. A...
Burning Operation May Increase Smoke Today Released: 8/20/2018
A small burnout operation around Slide Lake may increase the amount of smoke in the air this