Lines in all areas of the fire seem to be holding well. There is still a lot of heat on the interior, and smoky conditions continue, with most smoke coming from about 200 acres burning on the interior in the northwest corner of the fire. Mop-up and line patrol operations were a focus, and there was no major fire perimeter growth. Cooler temperatures moved in, making conditions favorable for operations to shift resources and allow us to move into more of a rehabilitation mode. Strategic burning operations moved into a more occasional status instead of constant. We held a virtual community meeting on Facebook, so if you missed it you can still view it on our Facebook page @R6FWNF.


Fire managers were able to lower the profile of night operations last night, a positive development. Expect the same creeping and smoldering we saw yesterday, with smoke mostly coming from the interior in the northwest corner of the fire. We will continue mop-up and patrol lines in all divisions. Firing operations will be used to hasten burning of unburned fuels in the interior islands to reinforce fire control lines. Mild, southwest terrain-driven winds are expected. Higher humidity is expected this morning, with temps warming in the afternoon and humidity lowering to around 15%. No red flag warnings are expected. We are moving into more active repair/rehab operations, and a special rehab module is being mobilized to focus specifically on these activities. Crews have four or five more days of activity before a reduction in personnel will occur.


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

Level 3  (Go) – South of the Murphy Ranch on Clover Flat Road east to Valley Falls

Level 2 (Set) – Highway 31 from Summer Lake Store south to Red House Lane, all of Paisley to Valley Falls; Clover Flat Road from Hwy 31 (Beachler’s Corner) to Murphy Ranch

Level 1 (Ready) – Highway 31 from Summer Lake Store to Picture Rock Pass; Highway 395 from Valley Falls east to Chandler State Park

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.


The Brattain fire started on September 7, 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: 50,409 acres


CAUSE: Human