Fremont-Winema National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1301 S. G St.
Lakeview, OR 97630
Fire Summary:Today is the last day that the National Guard will be working a full shift on the Two Four Two Fire. We thank them for their contributions and personal sacrifice in helping with our firefighting efforts and wish them a safe return home. Crews will continue mop up and gridding for smoke in the fire area. Firefighters have almost completed mopping up 100 feet into the interior of the fire, around the perimeter. There is some remaining heat on the west side of Highway 62 that crews will focus on. The team is planning to transition to a Type 4 team made up of ODF and USFS resources on Wednesday, Sept. 23rd at 8a.m.
Safety always comes first. Snags are an extreme hazard to firefighters and the public following any wildfire. Heather Berg, USFS Agency Administrator, stated in last night’s virtual community meeting that the U.S Forest Service land will remain closed to the public in the fire area. U.S Forest Service and the Oregon Department of Forestry will continue working in the fire area to rehabilitate fire line and evaluate post fire restoration work.
The virtual community meeting from last night can be viewed on the Two Four Two Fire Facebook page. No account is required to view the video.
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.