Fire Update: 1 Sept.

Warm Springs, OR September 1, 2020

Here is the fire update for the P-515 and Lionshead fires on Sep. 1, 2020.

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Update-Tuesday September 1, 2020

For Immediate Release

Incident Commander: Eric Knerr, Northwest Team 7

Fire Information: 971-277-5075

Warm Springs, Oregon – This update is for the P-515 Fire and Lionshead Fire burning on the Warm Springs Reservation. Both fires are being managed for full suppression.

On Wednesday, September 2nd, Eric Knerr’s Type 2 Incident Management Team (IMT), Northwest Team 7, will transition management of the fire to incoming Type 2 IMT, Northwest Team 10, managed by Incident Commander Alan Lawson.

Current Situation: The P-515 Fire is 4,609 acres and 92% contained. Securing of the fire perimeter continued, with interior mop up ongoing.

The Lionshead Fire is now 7,965 acres and 25% contained. Active fire behavior to the west and southwest occurred yesterday. Air resources have continued to be engaged on the northwest and southwest portion of the fire.

P-515 Fire: Mop up activities will be ongoing with removal of equipment and resources from the fire line that are no longer needed.

Lionshead Fire: Maximum effort and resources remain engaged on the northwest and southwest corners of the fire. Firefighters are extending the fire lines and working to secure these sections. Along the eastern flank, crews continue to secure and improve fire lines.

Weather and Fire Behavior: Winds are expected out of the southeast 1-5 mph in the morning, shifting to the northeast in the evening, 1-7 mph with gusts to 12mph. Temperatures will increase into the mid 70’s to 80’s. Abundant dry fuels, difficult terrain and persistent burning conditions are expected with aggressive rates of spread.

Closures: Trout Lake Road at pavement end; Road B140 at Potter’s Pond; Road B210 and Road P-500. All trails south of Trout Lake, west of M-120 Metolious Bench, east of Mt. Jefferson, and north of J-195 will be closed to the public. Tenino Road (P-200) is closed to the public, with only fire personnel and residents are allowed.

Evacuations: There are currently no evacuation orders associated with the P-515 or Lionshead Fires.

COVID-19: Precautionary measures have been implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These measures include daily temperature screenings, mandatory use of face coverings, social distancing, and implementing more virtual work. Public and firefighter safety are a top priority.

Prevention Message: Protect your property, friends, and family – prevent wildfires.