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Brattain Fire

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Fremont-Winema National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1301 S. G St.
Lakeview, OR 97630

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Brattain Fire Daily Update-September 25, 2020

Brattain Fire Wildfire
News – 9/25/2020

BRATTAIN FIRE UPDATE

September 25, 2020 @ 9 AM

Map updates will be provided if perimeter lines or access roads change. The Brattain Fire map is current as of the September 23 update, but is still attached for reference.

Yesterday:

Fire behavior remained minimal, with mop up and suppression repair/rehabilitation activities remaining a top priority. Haze was visible from the northwest corner where there is heavy down and dead fuel loading that continues to burn in the interior. Gusty winds pushed through early but then died down throughout the day. Cooler temperatures and higher humidity helped speed up the cooling process inside the fire perimeter. Road graders worked on the 3360 road today to completion. Safety was top priority during the transition/shadow day with the incoming incident management team, as they became acclimated to objectives, conditions, terrain, routes, concerns and fire activity.

Today:

Windy and gusty today with a small chance of rain and cooler temps in the forecast through tomorrow. Divisional merges as containment grows and larger team resources are demobilized. A new local incident management team takes command of Brattain Fire today, and will be focusing their efforts on fire suppression repair and rehabilitation.

Fire Suppression Repair/Rehabilitation:

Beginning Saturday, September 26, daily updates will be focused on forest suppression repair/rehabilitation activities for the public lands within the Brattain Fire area. Public land wildfire suppression repair activities include, but are not limited to, surface water/erosion, resource protection, and maintenance of site productivity. Burned area rehabilitation is critical to minimizing long-term impacts to the natural environment caused by personnel and equipment over the course of fire suppression activities. It is not always possible to return to pre-fire conditions, so long-term goals are to prepare the land for recovery, provide protection from erosive conditions, and to prevent additional human impacts that are likely to result from fire suppression activities. Besides resource management, repair activities are critical to ensure public safety, from repairing roads to falling hazard trees weakened by fire. Be sure to keep following us on social media as we dive deeper into specific methods of repair/rehab, especially from the Brattain Fire.

Evacuations:

Area residents should sign up for Lake County Alerts, a mass notification system that provides residents with both emergency and non-emergency notifications.

Sign up at https://public.alertsense.com/SignUp/?regionid=1535. Only one evacuation currently remains. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has issued the following evacuation notice:

Level 1 (Ready) –Highway 31 from Red House Lane (north of Paisley) north to Forest Road 29, also known as Government Harvey.

Forest Closure:

From Forest Road 29 southeast to Forest Road 3510 and the 28 Road east, all National Forest System lands and facilities are closed per Forest Closure Order 06-02-03-20-03. Forest Road 3315 is closed; the 28 Road is open.

Summary:

The Brattain fire started on September 7, 2020 on the Paisley Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest. Firefighters have battled winds, extremely dry conditions and shortages of firefighting resources.


SIZE:  50,951 acres

CONTAINMENT:  90%

CAUSE:  Human

PERSONNEL:  ~200

FIRE INFORMATION:

541-947-6243

2020.brattain@firenet.gov

INCIWEB: inciweb.nwcg.gov search “Brattain Fire” Facebook: facebook.com, search:

Fremont-Winema National Forest @R6FWNF

South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership @SCOFMPFIREINFO

Twitter:

Fremont-Winema National Forest @fremontwinemanf

South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership @SCOFMPFIREINFO

LEVEL 1 EVACUATION

Highway 31 from Red House Lane (north of Paisley) north to Forest Road 29, also known as Government Harvey.

SAFETY:

Hwy 31 is open but be mindful of emergency response traffic.

Temporary Flight Restrictions are in effect. Avoid drone use and report drones to law enforcement.