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Rattlesnake Fire

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Warm Springs Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
1233 Veterans Street
Warm Springs, OR 97761

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Rattlesnake Fire Update July 4, 2021 7 PM

Rattlesnake Fire Wildfire
News – 7/4/2021

Rattlesnake Fire Update – July 4, 2021 7 p.m.

Current Situation –The Rattlesnake Fire has burnt 5,479 acres with 90% containment.

Fire crews had a good day with mop and made significant progress in containment.  With all the hard work that they have accomplished the last few days, tomorrow the T3 team and many resources will be transitioning out. The fire will be turned over to local management who will continue to staff and monitor the fire with resources from Warm Springs and Prineville BLM.

Closures - South Junction road and South Junction Campground will continue to be closed. For updates check with Wasco County Sheriff’s office.

Weather - Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 90’s, with west winds increasing through the weekend. It is very dry with low relative humidity recoveries overnight. Fire officials anticipate more fire starts to pop up in the next two weeks. The public is reminded that we remain in EXTREME fire danger and public use restrictions are in place on all federally managed public lands. Ensure vehicles are parked in safe places, campfires are only in designated areas, spark arrestors are on chainsaws, chains on trailers are picked up and protected, and guidelines for fireworks for the 4th of July are followed.

For up-to-date information on Rattlesnake Fire visit:

·        https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7592/

·       www.twitter.com/CentralORFire

·       “CTWS – Fire Management” Facebook

·       or call 541-903-5848