Daily Update for 9-6-12
Incident: Waterfalls 2 Wildfire
Waterfalls 2 Fire Daily Update
September 6, 2012
Mop up and hose collection are now the main work and will continue over several days.
Trout Lake and the Trout Lake Road (B-210) were reopened as of 6 a.m. this morning (Thursday, September 6, 2012). The area closure remains to the south of the B-210 Road and west of the P-500 Road.
The interior of the fire still has several areas left to burn and helicoptors continue to assist with water bucket drops to control larger smoke producing areas of the fire. Due to the current weather pattern of hot afternoon temperatures and low humidity, smoke may remain in the local area. Daily inversions will likely continue to causing smoke to remain in the valleys and the community of Warm Springs during the morning hours. For those individuals with upper respiratory complications you can check hourly air quality conditions in the Warm Springs community by visiting: http://trexwww.ucc.nau.edu/cgi-bin/daily summary.pl cams=1034
Fire fighter safey will remain the highest priority as crews continue the mop up process. Safety concerns are a focal point as operations continue to wind down.
Additional information is available on the fire website:
Fire at a Glance
Size: 12,265 acres
Updated Warm Springs Area Closure:
Trout Lake is reopened. Closure is south of the B-210 Road (Trout Lake Road), west of the P-500 Road down south to the P-200/M-200 Junction, then south along the M-200 to a point straight south to the Metolius River.
Updated Road Closures:
Trout Lake Road is reopened. Blockades located on Tribal land at Tenino/J-100 Jct, P-500/P-510 Jct (also known as North Butte Jct), and the B-210/P-500 Jct.
Location: 22 miles west of Warm Springs
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