Yesterday’s weather tested the firelines as predicted it would. All three of the fire’s containment lines held. In fact the wind and the lower relative humidity helped to “smoke out” hot spots inside the perimeter by allowing them to heat up and smoke. Mike Totey ODF District Forester said “it passed the test”.
Further mop up of the fires will continue today. The northern most section of the fire (division A) has several hot spots inside the containment line. Some fire crews will shift from the other divisions to add capacity to this fire today.
Fire personnel will be trimmed over the next 2 days to have the right size crews remaining on the fire. Crews will be working on the fire until it is in a patrol status. The fire team is working on plans to return the fire back to the local district.
Total burn is now estimated at just over 200 acres.
Forgarty Creek State Park will temporarily remain closed to the public while fire crews are uaw it for fire camp. County officials let us know when it will reopen.
Although there has not been a lot of smoke in the area, you can find current smoke information for Oregon at the Oregon Smoke Blog http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
The Oregon Health Authority recommends that individuals with asthma, other lung disease, or heart disease, may be more sensitive to health effects from wildfire smoke and should reduce the amount of time spent outdoors or stay inside.