NEAR SUMMER LAKE, OREGON
Incident Summary | A fast-moving wildfire sparked by an unknown cause is burning up everything in its path about 2 miles North of Summer Lake, between Milepost 64 and 71 on Hwy 31. It is also located about 100 miles SE of Bend, Oregon.
The fire is burning on private land and on the Fremont-Winema NF, BLM Lakeview District, OR Department of Fish & Wildlife and in the Summer Wildlife area lands.
Size | The fire has destroyed 3,200 acres of brush, tall grass and timber. Firefighters have successfully reached a 5% containment status.
Current Conditions | Fire behavior is active with uphill runs. The fire has moved into steep and rugged terrain and into the burn scar of the Windy Fire from 2002.
Command | A Type 3 IMT took command early this Monday morning and another IMT 2 is arriving today from Washington State to assist with the wildfire. Their Incident Command Post (ICP) will be located at the North Lake High School in Silver Lake.
Resources | Air tankers, helicopters, engines, dozers, hand crews approximately 907 personnel are on-scene from the following Agencies: Fremont-Winema National Forest, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview District, Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Crater Lake National Park and state lands protected by the Klamath-Lake District of the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF).
Closures | Popular Hwy 31 (Route from Bend, OR to Las Vegas, NV) is closed until further notice.
Evacuations | Level 1 evacuations are in effect for residents between Silver Lake and Summer Lake.
Damage Assessment | There were 3 structures (1 barn, 1 outbuilding, 1 hunting cabin) last night. Structure protection is still in place for the Summer Lake Lodge area.
Fire Weather | Weather conditions are expected to be dry and ripe for another wildfire. Winds are expected to kick up later this afternoon.
Social Media | #AnaFire #ORwildfire2017 #OR #SummerLakeOR #SilverLakeOR
Fire Image | Courtesy of Inciweb
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