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Wildfires evacuation notices in Sunriver & Paisley, Oregon
« on: August 17, 2016, 11:42:39 PM »
New wildfires have prompted Level 1 evacuation notices near Sunriver, and the southern Oregon city of Paisley.

The blazes, which started Wednesday, come as the Rail Fire burns more than 23,776 acres in eastern Oregon and in advance of a period of hot, dry conditions in much of the state. 20% contained. More than 740 personnel are fighting the fire. Unknown cause.

The Sheridan Fire, which is about 1-1/2 miles west of the central Oregon vacation town of Sunriver, has prompted "be ready" evacuations for the Fall River Fish Hatchery and its surrounding subdivision. 300 acres.

The approximately 800-acre Withers Fire has prompted the same "be ready" notice for people in Paisley, local fire officials said in a news release. There are 19 engines, four dozers, one handcrew, three single engine air tankers (SEATs), three helicopters, one air attack, four heavy air tankers and a lead plane working on the fire this evening. Additional resources have been ordered. Human caused.

There are 4 fires total in this area, affecting U.S. Highway 395 and Oregon State Highway 31 from north of Lakeview to north of Paisley.

The 4th fire is/was located on Hwy 395 was contained at a quarter acre and the second fire along the highway was lined at a little over 2 acres and is being mopped-up. Human Caused.



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Re: Wildfires evacuation notices in Sunriver & Paisley, Oregon
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 08:14:28 AM »
Morning Update:
- Fire is 2 miles from Sunriver
- 200 firefighters on it.
- Crews report getting dozer line around entire Sheridan Fire by 2:30am and completing backburns. Multiple resources still on scene patrolling
- Fire movement has been S by SE. Current size estimated at 360 acres.
- Smokejumpers responding to incident 507 1/2 mile NE of Black Butte. Engines also suppressing 5 small fires S of Sisters.



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Re: Wildfires evacuation notices in Sunriver & Paisley, Oregon
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2016, 08:23:38 AM »
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Re: Wildfires evacuation notices in Sunriver & Paisley, Oregon
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2016, 08:52:30 AM »
**** Evacuation now under way. ****

- Evacuation now in effect for Fall River Fish Hatchery and surrounding subdivision. Deputies are en-route to make notifications.
- Gather your Papers, cards, pets, people, Rx, pictures, personal computers/drives.

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Re: Wildfires evacuation notices in Sunriver & Paisley, Oregon
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2016, 08:25:12 AM »
Morning Updates:

Rail Fire burns 28,209 acres. Percent of Perimeter Contained 25%. A public meeting is scheduled at Prairie City, OR at the Senior Center, Friday at 6:00 pm.; the Senior Center is located at 204 McHaley Avenue. The Northwest Incident Management Team #6 will be providing a Rail Fire information discussion to address the current status of the Rail Fire and planned actions. Members of the public are invited to attend and will be able to talk with fire specialists who can answer questions. Before the burnout operation was able to reach the south end, however, the fire had spotted across the primary control line and become established at 75 acres near Elk Flats. That spot fire has been lined, but it caused the fire crews to cease the burnout operation and work more intensely on holding the spot fire in check. The fire is expected to continue to spread south on the unchecked south fire perimeter. Winds increasing in the next two days.


Sheridan Fire, mapped at 200 acres 25 % containmnt. No new growth today, but L1 evacs remain

Withers Fire 800 acres. 0% containment. There will be a community meeting about current status of the Withers Fire tonight at 6PM at the Paisley Community Center. The fire is burning near the community of Paisley, approximately 1 mile north off Oregon State Highway 31. The fire was one of four started yesterday afternoon. Forest Road No. 33, also known as the River Road, from the junction with Forest Road No. 3315 to Jones Crossing, as well as Forest Road No. 4415 from the junction with Forest Road No. 33 to the intersection with Forest Road No. 3360 are closed.

Evacuation Information: There is a Level 3 Evacuation for campgrounds along the Chewaucan River and any residences along the River Road – anyone in this area needs to leave immediately. The Level 2 Evacuation for seven residences along Mill Street has been lifted. The town of Paisley remains under a Level 1 Evacuation – residents should be monitoring conditions and begin making preparations in case an evacuation becomes necessary.



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Re: Wildfires evacuation notices in Sunriver & Paisley, Oregon
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2016, 06:36:42 PM »

5pm Updates:

Rail Fire 29,097 acres, 25% contained. Grew 888 acres today.

Sheridan Fire 200 acres, 25% contained. No new acreage.

Withers Fire 3,424acres, 40% contained. Grew 2,624 acres today.

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Re: Wildfires evacuation notices in Sunriver & Paisley, Oregon
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2016, 10:08:16 AM »
9am Sunday Updates:

Rail Fire 29,532 acres. 30% contained. 930 fiefighters.

Sheridan Fire 200 acres, 25% contained. No new acreage?


Withers Fire 3,424, 65% contained. 231 firefighters

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Re: Wildfires evacuation notices in Sunriver & Paisley, Oregon
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2016, 11:13:24 PM »
Rail Fire
29,532 acres.
30% contained.
930 firefighters.

Rail Fire
Update:
Total Personnel 836
Size   34,369 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 58%

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