Rainfall yesterday and continued precipitation predicted for today will dampen any remaining smoldering and hot spots. Additional perimeter growth is not expected. During periodic breaks in the weather, visible smoke may develop as any remaining stumps or roots smoke. Minimal fire behavior is expected for today through Friday. There are many stumps, large logs, and roots still smoldering in the interior of the fire. While these areas may produce visible smoke, they are not threatening the containment of this fire. Crews are working diligently to extinguish all pockets of heat around the perimeter of these fires to ensure for its control.
Rain showers have increased the fuel moistures of smoldering fuels, this will result in diminished visible smoke activity until warm weather returns on Tuesday. As a result, the entire Willamette Valley will see Good air quality for the next few days. Areas closest to the fire perimeter may experience moderate smoke impacts in the evening when temperatures drop and pool pockets of smoldering fuels under the nighttime inversion.
As property owners return to evacuated sites, here are some basic things to know about ash to fully protect yourself, your family, and your pets: oregon.gov wildfire. Stay safe and check current air quality conditions at Smoke and Fire Map