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
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