Yesterday: 

Additional aircraft, more engines and hotshot crews arrived at the incident.  In the northwest, containment lines were established using roads, dozer lines, natural breaks and old burn scars. Forest Road 3510 and Clover Flat Road were prepped as containment lines on the south and southwest perimeters where the fire was creeping downslope.  Dozer lines were able to tie in on the northwest with good black line near the Ben Young fire scar.  As the day progressed, direct fire attack tactics were implemented in the south to protect private property, critical infrastructure and timber resources.

Today: 


Another critical day for firefighting resources today as another Red Flag Warning is in effect from 2 – 8 pm, with an eye to some much-needed reprieve in the weather going into Friday with cooler temperatures, lighter winds and a slight chance of precipitation. In the north and east along Hwy 31, containment lines are holding nicely as crews will continue to monitor and patrol looking for any hotspots. Fire officials have been moving resources from these secured areas over to the south and west side of the fire.  Fire behavior and accessibility should allow crews to continue direct attack in the southern area of the fire with handcrews, engines and dozers. Along Forest Road 3360, dozer lines will connect for an extended containment line with possible firing operations in this area. Expect to see several aircraft working the fire today.

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: 44,800 acres 
CONTAINMENT: 20% 
CAUSE: Human 
PERSONNEL: 407