Warm Springs, OR — August 20, 2020
Incident Commander: Eric Knerr, Northwest Team 7
Fire Information: 541-553-2004
[Warm Springs, Oregon] Currently there are three fires burning on
the Warm Springs Reservation: the P-515 Fire is the largest; the
Lionshead Fire; and the Quarts Butte Fire.
At 6:00 a.m. today, an Interagency Incident Management Team (NW
Team 7) from the Pacific Northwest (Eric Knerr, IC) assumed
management of the P-515 Fire and the Lionshead Fire. Command of the
Quarts Butte Fire, which is nearly contained, will remain with
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Fire Management.
The P-515 and Lionshead Fires are burning in areas of grass, shrubs, and
heavy timber, approximately 14 miles west of the Warm Springs
community. Suppression priorities include limiting the spread of the
fires and minimizing the impacts to important cultural and natural
resources. All three fires are being managed for full suppression.
For additional information please see the attached PDF.