Warm Springs, OR — August 28, 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.
Current Situation: The P-515 Fire is 4,609 acres and 70% contained. The fire lines held again yesterday and crews continue to mop up hot spots.
The Lionshead Fire is now 4,866 acres and 15% contained. Yesterday, in a preemptive action, six loads of retardant were applied on the ridge just west of Lionshead Peak (NW corner of the fire). This action was taken to reduce the intensity of the fire should it crest the canyon and reduce the potential for spotting over the ridge. Containment lines on the north, east and south east flanks continue to hold. All spot fires on the south flank (south of J-200) are now lined.
P-515 Fire: Mop up continues along fire lines and crews will patrol for undetected spot fires. As containment increases, crews are being shifted to support operations on the Lionshead Fire.
Lionshead Fire: The J-440 Road on the north flank and J-100 Road on the east continue to be prepped for containment, with operations including brushing, burnout and mop up. With the spot fires on the south flank now lined, work continues to secure the J-200 road as the primary containment line in that area. Crews and heavy equipment will continue to push further west out the J-200 Road as the fire moves towards Camp Creek Butte. Air operations will continue to target hot spots to slow the fire’s advance and support crews constructing line.
Weather and Fire Behavior: Continued warm and very dry conditions will provide for very active fire behavior today. Tomorrow, a cold front will move across the area bringing increased winds. Because of these winds coupled with the low relative humidity and temperatures in the 80s to lower 90s a Red Flag Warning has been issue from 2 PM to 11 PM on Saturday.
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 evacuations 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.
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