Fire Update – 07/16/2017

Three of the five wildfires about which we’ve been reporting are 100% contained! More good news…the road closure on Thompson River Road was lifted this morning at 6:00am. (Even so, please, use caution while traveling there, because increased fire traffic remains.) According to Thompson’s Type II Incident Management Team, 483 personnel are now fighting fires in and around Marion Fire District territory. (For definitions of terms used in this report, please, go to our Wildfire Glossary web page.)

Weather Alert: RED FLAG warning is in effect today until 9:00 pm. A cold front will cause westerly winds to increase with gusts up to 20 mph. Though temperatures will remain cooler, relative humidity is continuing to drop.

Lazier Creek 3 Fire
1,145 acres, 60% contained, 388 personnel assigned.
Located south of Highway 2 and west of the Thompson River Road.
Today firefighting resources will focus on the east end of the fire ensuring line is secure. Mop up operations on the remaining fire perimeter will continue using hose lays to deliver water to hot spots.

Rogers Mountain Fire
78 acres, 80% contained, 47 personnel assigned.
Located 3 miles Northwest of Happy’s Inn.
Mop up operations will continue through the day with crews checking the interior for any remaining hot spots.

Grubb Fire
16 acres, 100 % contained, 16 personnel assigned.
Located north of Pleasant Valley.
Resources will remain on scene to patrol the fire looking for new smoke and hot spots.

NW Meadow Peak Fire
12 acres, 100% contained, 17 personnel assigned
.
Located northwest of Meadow Peak Lookout.
Resources will remain on scene to patrol the fire looking for new smoke and hot spots.

2645 Fire
4 acres, 100% contained, 15 personnel assigned
.
Located just west of the NW Meadow Peak Fire.
Resources will remain on scene to patrol the fire looking for new smoke and hot spots.

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