|Northwest Incident Management Team 6
Shawn Sheldon, Incident Commander
Shane Theall, Deputy IC
Watson Creek Fire Update
Sunday, August 26, 2018
|The Watson Creek Fire was subdued overnight, according to night operations chief Vince Grace. However, light winds from the southwest this morning are expected to increase in velocity and vary in direction throughout the day. Fire lines on the east side may be tested by the wind and engines will patrol as a precaution.
A slight southerly flow is predicted to pick up in the fire area, becoming westerly around noon then northwesterly in the evening. Winds of 8 to 13 mph could gust up to 25 to 30 mph in places. Temperatures will remain cool in the fire area from the upper 60s to low 70s.
A drone flown by Lakeview Crew 7 from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) detected a two-acre spot fire near where Forest Roads 28 and 33 join. The spot fire was contained and a precautionary Level 2 evacuation order was issued for the area south and southwest of the Watson Creek Fire.
Evacuation notices coordinated by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office:
Closure Order Number 06-02-03-18-02-02 for the Fremont-Winema National Forest remains in effect.