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 … Continue reading Fire Update – 07/16/2017

Fire Update – 07/15/2017

According to Thompson’s Type II Incident Management Team, more firefighters arrived; 455 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:  There is a chance of thunderstorms over the fire today. Some of these storms could produce gusty outflow winds.  A cold front will … Continue reading Fire Update – 07/15/2017

Fire Camp at Marion School

The fire camp and incident command post at Marion School is bustling. Please, be cautious driving on Gopher Lane. Helitack personnel established a base at the Cabin Creek Landing residential air park, which is located on US-2 west of “downtown” Marion and east of the Wilderness Treatment Center. Please, see our new Wildfire Glossary page for definitions of any unfamiliar terms mentioned in this post. … Continue reading Fire Camp at Marion School