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Whitewater Fire

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Willamette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3106 Pierce Parkway
Springfield, OR 97477

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News Releases — Whitewater Fire

Whitewater Fire Update August 2, 2017 Released: 8/2/2017
Whitewater Fire Update 8/2/2017 11:00 AM Fire Information: (503) 867-7707 whitewaterfire17@gmail.com Yesterday’s Fire Growth—The Whitewater Fire grew to 1,500 acres last night, crossing...
Whitewater Fire Update: Mt Jefferson Wilderness August 1, 2017 Released: 8/1/2017
Whitewater Fire Update 8/1/2017 12:00 p.m. Fire Information: (503) 867-7707 whitewaterfire17@gmail.com Location—The Whitewater Fire is actively burning in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness,...
Whitewater Fire Update: Mt Jefferson Wilderness July 31, 2017 Released: 7/31/2017
Whitewater Fire Update 7/31/2017 12:00 p.m. Fire Information: (503) 867-7707 whitewaterfire17@gmail.com Location-The Whitewater Fire is located in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness area,...
Fire managers to close access to Jefferson Park and a portion of the PCT Released: 7/30/2017
Fire managers to close access to Jefferson Park and a portion of the PCT Monday at 6:00 a.m. (Detroit, OR) Fire in the wilderness is a natural process but it can sure change your plans. The...
Whitewater Fire Update: Mt Jefferson Wilderness July 29, 2017 Released: 7/29/2017
(Detroit, OR) Expect the best, prepare for the worst –That is the motto guiding today’s efforts on the Whitewater Fire. Heavy equipment will be moving into the Forest Service road 2243...
Whitewater Fire Update: Mt Jefferson Wilderness July 28, 2017 Released: 7/28/2017
(Detroit, OR) The Whitewater Fire has grown slightly to 89 acres. Today, fire crews on the ground will continue to strengthen existing fire lines with aid from helicopter water drops. Due to rocky...
Whitewater Fire Update: Mt Jefferson Wilderness July 27, 2017 Released: 7/27/2017
(Detroit, OR) Hard work pays off. The difficult, dirty and dangerous work by firefighters on the Whitewater Fire is starting to pay dividends. The hand lines and water drops have stopped the...
Whitewater Fire Update: Mt Jefferson Wilderness July 26, 2017 Released: 7/26/2017
(Detroit, OR) Dry fuels, afternoon winds and continued hot weather caused the Whitewater to burn an additional 30 acres inside the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness. Now estimated at 80 acres, fire...
Whitewater Fire Update Released: 7/25/2017
Contact: Marcus Kauffman, 541-580-7480, marcus.kauffman@oregon.gov Date: July 25, 2017 Whitewater Fire Update: Mt Jefferson Wilderness (Detroit, OR) “Stay light on the land AND actively...