South Central Oregon Interagency Fire Incident Management
Team 3, whose members are residents of Klamath and Lake
Counties, took command of the incident at 6 a.m. this morning.
The team is focusing on mop-up and suppression repair, which includes erasing the footprint left behind by aggressive firefighting tactics and removing dangerous snags.
Lakeview Estates remains in a Level 1 — Be Ready — evacuation status. The team is in constant communication with the Lake County Sheriff regarding when it is safe to lift the notification.
There will be a community meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Paisley Community Center. The most current information will be shared, followed by questions and answers.
Fire managers understand there is significant hunter interest in the area. While fire behavior is less extreme and fire activity is considerably lower, road and area closures are still in place for firefighter and public safety.
Dead and dying trees that remain standing after a wildfire are extremely unstable, especially in high winds. Additionally, burned-out stump holes can make the ground unstable, and loose rocks and logs may easily roll downhill. The public’s cooperation with closures is greatly appreciated.
Warm and dry conditions will continue the next several days. Increased numbers of “smokes” may be observed as previously unburned fuels in the interior are consumed. Smoke from smoldering stumps and roots could be visible for the next several weeks.
Public Use Restrictions remain if effect in most areas and fire danger levels are still extreme. Know before you go!
Visit https://www.scofmp.org/restrictions.shtml for the most current restrictions and more information.
Fire at a Glance
Size: 58,761 acres
Location: 6 miles southwest of Paisley, Oregon (Paisley Ranger District)
Cause: Under Investigation
Total Assigned Personnel: 280
6 Crews 13 Engines
2 Type 1 helicopters
1 Type 2 helicopter
1 Type 3 helicopter
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