Daily Update for 9-4-12
Incident: Waterfalls 2 Wildfire
Waterfalls 2 Fire Daily Update
September 4, 2012
Mop up and hose collection continue along the north, east, and southeast flanks of the fire. Two crews are returning to division A, northwest flank of the fire near Harvey Lake, to investigate some smokes noted yesterday. Overall the mop up is looking real good and crews will begin transitioning to pulling hose over the next several days.
Within the interior of the fire there are still several areas left to burn. Some timber stringers remain around plantations that could lead to some intense burning throughout the afternoon as temperatures rise and humidities fall. The current weather pattern has little to no troughs passing the Cascades leading to inversions on a daily basis. As this occurs you may see smoke in the valleys and the community of Warm Springs throughout much of the morning and even into the early afternoon until the inversion lifts. For those individuals with upper respiratory complications you can check hourly air quality condtions in the Warm Springs community by visiting: http://trexwww.ucc.nau.edu/cgi-bin/daily summary.pl cams=1034
Fire fighter safey remains the highest priority as crews continue the mop up process. Safety concerns are a focal point as operations begin to wind down.
Additional information is available on the fire website:
Fire at a Glance
Size: 12,265 acres
Warm Springs Area Closure:
From the B-100 Road crossing under the Marion Flats BPA powerline south and west to the southern and western reservation boundaries.
Blockades located on Tribal land at Tenino/J-100 Jct, P-500/P-510 Jct (also known as North Butte Jct), and the B-200/B-210/P-500 Jct.
Location: 22 miles west of Warm Springs
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