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Bull Complex

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Mt. Hood National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Oregon
Sandy, OR 97055

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Bull Complex Update for Monday, September 27, 2021

Bull Complex Wildfire
News – 9/27/2021

RIPPLEBROOK, Ore. In preparation for incoming rain, crews made progress on completing suppression repair projects including constructing waterbars, repairing roads and clearing culverts. On the northern and eastern edge of the fire, crews continue to process branches and limbs removed during fire line construction. Lower humidity and higher temperatures contributed to some fire growth along the southern edge of the fire towards Gold Butte Lookout. This progression was successfully controlled with helicopter bucket drops in the afternoon. 

 During the forecasted rain event, fire suppression activities will be adjusted to reduce risk to firefighters and damage to natural resources and roads. Inclement weather may bring dangers including falling overhead hazards, road washouts, loose soil, increased wind, and the potential for hypothermia. Firefighters will continue to clear ditch lines and culverts of slash to ensure proper water drainage to minimize damage to roads and sedimentation in streams.

 Weather: Rain began overnight and will continue throughout the day. Today will be breezy, with southwest wind from 10 to 15 mph and gusts to 25 mph. The high temperature will be in the upper 40s near the fire area. Tonight will bring cold weather and a break in precipitation. Total precipitation will range from 1.5 to 2.0 inches through Wednesday morning. Fire behavior is forecast to be minimal through next weekend due to the additional precipitation.

 Evacuations:  The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Level 1 “Be Ready” evacuation advisory for Breitenbush Hot Springs. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media, and make an action plan should the evacuation level rise. The advisory can be viewed at:  https://www.flashalert.net/id/MarionSheriff?alert=1.  

 Closures:  For the safety of wildland firefighters and the public, National Forests have enacted area closures that prevent the public from being upon National Forest System lands in the vicinity of the Bull Complex. All Forest lands that are south and west of Forest Road 46, and east of the Riverside Fire perimeter are closed. The entire length of Forest Road 46 is closed. Lands within the 2020 Lionshead and Beachie Creek Fire areas are also closed.  See the closure orders and maps at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/7773/.

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