LAKEVIEW, Ore– The Fox Advanced, which includes the Patton Meadow and Willow Valley fires, is now below the unified command of Oregon Division of Forestry’s Incident Administration Team 3 and Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Blue Team.
The arrival of the two teams delivers in more overhead capacity and firefighting resources. The groups are setting up their incident command post at the Lake County Fairgrounds and working on arrangements for a ahead working foundation for crews and features to assistance them.
The Patton Meadow Hearth is burning on the Fremont-Winema Countrywide Forest and private lands secured by the Oregon Division of Forestry about 10 miles west of Lakeview. Crews say that Fireplace behavior picked up right away as winds out of the north pushed the fireplace more than and to the south of Freeway 140 and west of the 383 road.
Night crews and dozers ended up able to corral the hearth in both regions and will proceed to bolster those traces through right now. Latest mapping displays the hearth at about 4,100 acres.
OSFM’s Blue Crew is supporting the effort and hard work by providing construction protection all over homes along Hwy 140 with 7 structural taskforces and 2 much more taskforces arriving right now. The crews will assess houses, build defensible house around the properties when feasible, and support wildland firefighting crews in building containment lines that will support defend structures.
The Willow Valley Fire, about 16 miles south of Bonanza, is believed at about 770 acres. The hearth is burning primarily on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview District lands north of the Stateline, as properly as aspect of the Modoc Countrywide Forest to the south. ODF protected lands are threatened. No constructions are threatened on the Willow Valley Hearth.
With the teams however acquiring proven, resources are on purchase and commencing to trickle in. 4 significant, style 1 helicopters are also envisioned to arrive this afternoon.
Lake County Sheriff’s Business is controlling evacuation amounts. Level 1, 2 and 3 evacuation notifications are in location within and all around the hearth place. You can continue to be up to date on evacuation degrees by checking out https://www.fb.com/Lake-County-Oregon-104435824529906.