Springfield, Ore. In addition to working on the remaining suppression work, fire crews have been working for several days to complete suppression repair work ahead of this weekend’s forecasted rains. The fire has not grown and remains at 173,393 acres. It is now 84% contained.
Although resources are diminishing and fire camp is being broken down, firefighters and equipment will still be committed to the suppression and repair of the fire and fire lines. While the Incident Management Team is preparing to demobilize on Tuesday, the local agencies are preparing for the remaining work. Some resources will stay in the area to continue progress on these continuing tasks.
Weather for today is expected to be much like yesterday, with temperatures in the 70s and relative humidity between 45 and 55 percent. Winds are expected to be a little breezier today ahead of the cold front. Tonight, rain is expected to begin around midnight and will continue through tomorrow.
Tomorrow, fewer resources will be in the fire area. Due to the steep terrain, conditions are too dangerous for firefighters to work on many areas of the fire. The areas that are deemed safe for personnel will still see some firefighting and repair work activities occurring.
Remember, closures are still in place and will remain until areas are believed to be safe for public use. This process may take time, as there is a large area to assess. Please adhere to area and road closures. These closures are in place to provide for the safety of all.
For information regarding Willamette National Forest closures, please visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/willamette/fire
Information on Bureau of Land Management closures can be found at: https://www.blm.gov/alert/fire-closures-and-fire-restrictions
For fire information inquiries, call (541) 357-9729 or visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7170/. The Holiday Farm Fire Facebook page will also continue with updates (@holidayfarmfire).