Sunnyside Turnoff Fire Update
Incident: Sunnyside Turnoff Fire Wildfire
Sunnyside Turnoff Fire Daily Update
July 23, 2013 (8 a.m.)
The Sunnyside Turnoff Fire has grown to 22,320 acres according to an infrared (IR) flight flown early this morning. The fire is located on lands of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs east of U.S. Highway 26 near Warm Springs, Oregon. Containment of the fire stands at 20%. The fire currently lies south of the Mutton Mountains, northeast of Upper Dry Creek road, and north and west of the Deschutes River.
Night operations made good progress prepping control lines and utilizing burnout operations to contain the fire on the east flank.
Today’s plan is to continue to build and secure line, hold existing lines, keep the fire west of the Deschutes River, and prepare for contigencies in the event the fire crosses the river.
Fire growth is expected to continue primarily to the north to the Mutton Mountains due to hot temperatures and low relative humidities.
There are currently 329 resources assigned to suppressing the fire. Firefighters are working both night and day shifts in pursuit of containing the fire.
Residents have been allowed to return to the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Charley Canyon areas; however, these areas are still closed to the public. All other businesses in Warm Springs remain open to visitors.
Boating and camping restrictions are determined daily by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) based on current conditions. For most updated information, visit www.boaterpass.com or contact the Prineville BLM 541-416-6700.