Fire Update – 07/14/17

For definitions of terms used in this report, please, go to our Wildfire Glossary web page. According to Thompson’s Type II Incident Management Team, 417 personnel are fighting fires in and around Marion Fire District territory.

Rogers Mountain Fire
78 acres – 60% contained – 69 personnel assigned

Located 3 miles Northwest of Happy’s Inn.
Firefighters completed laying hose and will continue to extinguish hot spots around the perimeter of the fire. Crews will begin working into the interior of the fire utilizing water to cool of pockets of heat. Efforts will focus on the southern edge of the fire where the fire was most active yesterday.

Lazier Creek 3 Fire
1,145 acres – 35% contained – 300 personnel assigned

Located south of Highway 2 and west of the Thompson River Road.
Firefighters are working to extend hose lays from the northwestern perimeter of the fire as it continues to hold heat. Hotshot crews continue to improve fireline along the northern perimeter. Crews in the southeastern portion of the fire saw increased fire activity due to warmer weather and gusty winds including group tree torching and spotting. Aircraft will continue to drop water on the areas with the most heat to aid firefighters on the ground.

Grubb Fire
16 acres – 100% contained – 16 personnel assigned

Located north of Pleasant Valley.
Engine crews continue with mop up efforts extinguishing any remaining pockets of heat.

NW Meadow Peak Fire
12 acres – 95% contained – 17 personnel assigned

Located northwest of Meadow Peak Lookout.
Firefighters are focused on extinguishing remaining hot spots utilizing hose lays and engines to cool those areas off with water.

2645 Fire
4 acres – 80% contained – 15 personnel assigned

Located just west of the NW Meadow Peak Fire.
Crews continue with mop up efforts extinguishing remaining hot spots utilizing hose lays and a water tender to cool those areas off with water.

Closures: The Thompson River Road is closed at the junction with Highway 2 south to the 28 mile marker.

Weather Alert: Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-90’s with winds from 5-10 mph and gusts up to 15mph. There is a chance for lightning early Saturday morning through noon; no wetting rain is expected to accompany the lightning.

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