Fire Update July 25, 2013 8 AM
Incident: Sunnyside Turnoff Fire Wildfire
Sunnyside Turnoff Fire Daily Update
July 25, 2013 (8 a.m.)
The Sunnyside Turnoff Fire is now 47,153 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. Yesterday’s growth slowed to about 1,660 acres, primarily along the N-NE perimeter.
Containment of the fire remains at 40%. The fire remains south of the S-330 road and east of the S-110 road along the western perimeter. The remainder of the fire stayed northeast of Upper Dry Creek road, and north and west of the Deschutes River. Contingencies have been developed in the event the fire crosses east of the Deschutes River and for fire containment in the NE flank.
The Level 1 evacuation order remains in effect in the Schoolie Flat area. Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 4 continues to work with Warm Springs Police Department to assess the conditions daily to determine if/when the order can be lifted.
Night operations again experienced active fire behavior along the northern perimeter. Hand crews, engines, and dozers concentrated on holding and improving containment lines to limit fire spread in these areas. The remaining fire perimeters were monitored and patrolled.
Day shift suppression activities will continue to focus on improving containment lines along the North (central) to NE flanks. Specifically, holding the fire east of Road S-110, south of Roads S-330/S-300, south of Roads S-370/S-380 and west of Road S-200 is the priority for today. Mop-up along fire lines will begin in areas along the northern perimeter where fire conditions have cooled.
Fire growth is again anticipated to continue primarily to the north in the Mutton Mountains due to hot temperatures, low relative humidity, and afternoon N-NW winds up to 10-12 miles per hour.
There are currently 756 resources assigned to suppressing the fire, on both night and day shifts.
Highway 3 (south from U.S. Hwy 26) and Highway 8 into the Kah-Nee-Ta resort re-opened at 6 a.m. this morning. For more information about facilities that are now open, go to http://www.kahneeta.com/fire-update/sunny-side-turn-off-fire-updates.htm