• Size: 4,332 Acres
  • Contained: 15%

Lakeview, OR  –  Fire behavior was active today on the Patton Meadow Fire as temperatures climbed over 100 degrees.  Crews are working to hold the west side of the fire at Patton Meadow Road.  There was a small spot fire that crossed Patton Meadow Road, but crews we able to stop it from significant growth.

Overnight, crews will strengthen lines on the west and south side of the fire in preparation for the shift to a NE wind overnight. The spot fire that crossed over Hwy 140 to the south last night is fully lined and in mop up. Crews were able to hold the Willow Valley Fire for another day of zero growth. No structures are threatened on the Willow Valley Fire. There is a planned infrared flight over both fires tonight. This will give a more accurate measurement of acres and containment in the morning. OSFM welcomed two more task forces from Washington State this evening. This brings the total number of task forces to 9, which equals approximately 120 structural firefighters assigned to the Patton Meadow Fire.

These firefighters continue to assess structures, create defensible space where feasible, and support wildland firefighters in strengthening the containment lines around structures and the fire. To put these structural firefighting resources into perspective, Corvallis Fire Department has approximately 100 members in their fire department.

Additional resources arrived today, with additional resources coming in over the next few days. Lake County Sheriff’s Office updated evacuation levels today. There are increased areas of each level of evacuation.  Details can be found by visiting https://www.facebook.com/Lake-County-Oregon-104435824529906.