Yesterday:

The most significant fire growth continues to be on the northwest perimeter with active movement north and west overnight. To combat this, 3 dozers, numerous engines, and 1 hotshot crew were dispatched to this area. Patrols continued work in the northeast and east to reinforce black line and protect property. Dozer work in the south tied in with Forest Road 3510 and existing black line from previous fires this season, making continued progress with containment. A virtual public meeting video from last night is available on the Fremont-Winema National Forest Facebook page.

Today:


Warm and dry conditions coupled with strong, gusty winds will again present challenges. A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 1-8 PM. Additional aircraft and hotshot crews are anticipated. In the northwest, work will include establishing containment lines using roads, dozer line construction, natural breaks and old burn scars. Firefighters in this area continue to work around the clock. Forest Road 3510 and Clover Flat Road are being prepped as holding lines on the south and southwest perimeters. Additional fire vehicles and equipment will be present in the area. Please use caution when traveling on Hwy 31. Direct fire attack tactics will be implemented as soon as weather conditions permit to protect private property, critical infrastructure and natural and cultural resources.

Evacuations:

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has issued the following evacuation notices:

Level 3 (Go) – Hwy 31 from Summer Lake Store south to include all of Paisley, south on Highway 31 to Valley Falls/the junction with Hwy 395. All of Clover Flat Road from the intersection with Hwy 31 (Beachler’s Corner) south to Valley Falls. West of Hwy 31 west of Forest Road 28

Level 2 (Set) – From Summer Lake Store north along Hwy 31 to the top of Picture Rock Pass

Level 1 (Ready) – Abert Lake area southeast on US 395, south on Hwy 31 to Chandler State Park approximately 5 miles south of Valley Falls.

The Red Cross has an evacuation area at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Lakeview (1900 North 4th St.)

Forest Closure:

From Forest Road 29 southeast to Forest Road 3510 and the 28 Road east, all National Forest System lands and facilities are closed per Forest Closure Order 06-02-03-20-03. Forest Road 3315 is closed; the 28 Road is open.

Summary:

The Brattain fire started on September 7th, 2020 and is currently burning on the Paisley Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest. The Eastern Area Incident Management Team is currently managing the fire. Firefighting crews continue to operate on a 24-hour schedule and are battling winds, extremely dry conditions and shortages of firefighting resources.

SIZE: 40,316 acres

CONTAINMENT: 17%

CAUSE: Human

PERSONNEL: 359

SAFETY: Anticipate congestion on Hwy 31 due to fire traffic. Please use caution and avoid the area.

Temporary Flight Restrictions are in effect. Avoid drone use and report drones to law enforcement.