Warm Springs, OR — August 27, 2020
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.
Because of the progress made on the P-515 Fire, the Level 1 Evacuation (Get Ready) on Trout Lake Road west of US-26 has been lifted.
Current Situation: The P-515 Fire is 4,609 acres and 65% contained. Operations to secure the containment line along the perimeter continued through last night.
The Lionshead Fire is now 4,367 acres and 15% contained. Yesterday heavy equipment and hand crews worked to secure the north perimeter of the fire along the P-440 Rd. Increased fire activity on the southern flank led to several spot fires over primary containment lines. Firefighters were able to subdue one of the spots using aviation and ground resources.
P-515 Fire: Today, Crews will continue mop-up operations.
Lionshead Fire: Work on securing the J-200 road will continue, and crews will seek opportunities to secure the southern flank. Work will also continue to suppress and secure spot fires. Lookouts will closely monitor fire activity for any additional spotting south of the J-200 Rd. as the fire moves up the canyon. On the north flank crews continue preparing the P-440 Rd. using heavy equipment and hand crews.
Weather and Fire Behavior: Expect an inversion in the lowlands and valleys until late morning, and smoke local to and downwind of active fire activity. Ridgetop winds may become variable throughout the day, and gusts are forecast up to 18 mph. There is a potential again today for very active behavior on steep slopes.
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: The Level 1 Evacuation (Get Ready) on Trout Lake Road west of US-26 has been lifted.
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: While at home, do a yard project to improve your defensible space.