Active perimeter patrolling remained a priority, and work continued on contingency lines, hot spots and mopping up. Rehabilitation and repair planning continued. Graders worked on maintaining roads that access the fire to allow safe access for fire equipment. Gusty winds blew out of the southwest pushing 20-30 mph at times, but fire activity remained controlled. Engines and crews mopped up along firelines to extinguish hot spots. Fire behavior was minimal, providing welcome relief for incident personnel and resources.
Expect strong southwest winds today through the afternoon and evening with ridgeline winds around 20-30 miles an hour with gusts to 35 mph. These windy conditions will test fire lines, but personnel will be paying close attention to both current and forecasted conditions and watching for any increased activity close to firelines. Fire behavior is expected to remain minimal. Mop up and suppression repair/rehabilitation activities remain a top priority. Smoke will be visible from the northwest corner for a couple of more days, where there is heavy down and dead fuel loading that continues to burn. The incoming local incident management team takes command Friday morning, after shadowing today and tomorrow.
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Only one evacuation remains in place at this time. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has issued the following evacuation notice:
Level 1 (Ready) –Highway 21 from Red House Lane (north of Paisley) north to Forest Road 29, also known as Government Harvey.
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 Type 2 Incident Management Team is currently managing the fire but will soon transition to a smaller, more localized team. Firefighting crews continue to operate on a 24-hour schedule and are battling winds, extremely dry conditions and shortages of firefighting resources.
SIZE: 50,751 acres