Fremont-Winema National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1301 S. G St.
Lakeview, OR 97630
Fire Summary:Great progress was made yesterday as crews are getting close to meeting the 100 foot depth of blackened perimeter around the fire. In some areas crews have gone beyond the 100’ to eliminate visible smokes that are well into the interior.
One of today’s goals will focus on locating hazard trees and removing them. Snags pose a threat to firefighter’s safety as well as public safety. Crews will continue removing hazards around homes, including snags and hot spots.
Weather will remain slightly cooler today over the fire. We did not receive the rain that was expected yesterday. But nonetheless, cooler weather significantly helps in suppression efforts with higher humidity and lower tempera-tures keeping fire activity low. Tomorrow, warmer weather is expected which will help firefighters identify hot spots. With a warm up in the weather any hot spots that have not been extinguished will show themselves during the late afternoon hours.
Firefighter and public safety is the priority during this incident, including COVID mitigation. Personnel will be following Center for Disease Control guide-lines to limit personal interactions both within camp and with the local communi-ty. The incident command post and fire camp are closed to the public and media.