Daily & Final Update for 9-7-12
Incident: Waterfalls 2 Wildfire
Waterfalls 2 Fire Daily Update
September 7, 2012
Mop up and hose collection continue. Line has been established around the perimeter of the fire with 300 to 500 foot widths. Restoration of some areas has begun.
Trout Lake Road (B-210), Trout Lake and the campgroud have been reopened. The area closure remains to the south of the B-210 Road and west of the P-500 Road. Blading and smothing of the Trout Creek Road will begin Monday, September 10, 2012. Motorists entering the area should be aware and watch for slow moving road maintenance equipment.
The interior of the fire will continue to generate some heat and smoke. Helicoptor bucket drops will be used to control larger smoke producing areas. Due to the current weather pattern, daily inversions will likely continue to cause 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.
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Please note that unless there is a major change to the fire, this will be the last update for the Waterfalls 2 Fire.
Fire at a Glance
Size: 12,265 acres
Warm Springs Area Closure:
Trout Lake and the campground are open. 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.
Trout Lake Road is open. 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.
Blading of Trout Lake Road will begin Monday, September 10, 2012. Watch for road equipment.
Location: 22 miles west of Warm Springs
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