South Valley Rd Fire | 10 Miles SW of Dufur, Oregon

UPDATE 2:  8/8/2018 2033 PDT

20,026 acres with an 80% containment status. 212 homes threatened with additional 3 have been consumed along with 15 outbuildings. Cause is still under investigation.

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Crews are still locating and marking hot spots during the night shift while they are in patrol mode the fire perimeter. Dayshift crews were tasked with digging out the marked areas to remove the heat. Increased containment has allowed some crews to be released to get rest, heavily hydrate and to watch out for each other.

420 personnel with 10 crews, 4 helicopters and 28 engines.

An Excessive Heat Watch remains in effect as temps were expected to climb into the 100-102*F range and RH to drop into the teens. Winds were also due to increase in the afternoon into the evening with W-NW gusts to 15-20 mph.

All evacuations were reduced by the Sheriff’s Office to Level 1 as of Sunday, 8/5/2018 1730 hours. However, with the fire conditions becoming more adverse as weather may impact the fire – everyone should have keen situational awareness and be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice.

UPDATE 1:  8/7/2018 2130 PDT

This wildfire was ignited by an unknown cause on 8/1/2018. there have been 3 homes burned and 15 outbuildings destroyed, leaving 212 residential homes still being threatened.

There has been 20,026 acres destroyed. There is a 65% containment status.

426 personnel, 9 crews, 4 helicopters and 29 engines are staffing this wildfire.

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